From Yorkshire to the sleepy village of Thornton Lacey is only a morning's drive, but for Detective Sergeant Peter Pascoe, the distance will close off part of his life forever. Motoring down for a reunion with old friends, he arrives to find not a welcome but a grisly triple murder. Out of his jurisdiction, Pascoe is in an untenable position: one of his oldest friends is wanted for murder, his boss is ordering him back to Yorkshire, and his instincts are telling him that the local constabulary will never suspect that the crime's true motive lies not in the obvious places, but in the unexplored zones of passion within a twisted heart.
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‘One of the modern masters of the police procedural’ Sunday Telegraph
Peter Pascoe is in shock. A weekend in the country with old friends turns into a nightmare when he finds three of them dead and the missing fourth a prime suspect in the eyes of the local police.
They want his cooperation. Superintendent Andy Dalziel wants him back in Yorkshire where a string of unsolved burglaries look like turning nasty.
Perhaps it’s all to much for Pascoe. As events unfold, the two cases are getting jumbled in his mind…Review:
'One of the modern masters of the police procedural ... So far out in front that he need not bother looking over his shoulder.' (The Sunday Telegraph)
'He is probably the best living male crime writer in the English-speaking world.' (The Independent)
'One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelists.' (The Times)
'Few writers in the genre today have Hill's gifts: formidable intelligence, quick humour, compassion and a prose style that blends elegance and grace.' (The Sunday Times)
'Reginald Hill's novels are really dances to the music of time, his heroes and villains interconnecting, their stories intertwining.' (Ian Rankin)
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002317109
Book Description HarperCollins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002317109
Book Description HarperCollins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002317109