Upcoming screening for this powerful novel in the third major BBC drama series featuring Dalziel and Pascoe, the best detective duo in British crime writing.
A missing man in Italy in World War II and an eccentric old lady who never accepted his death…When a very dead Italian turns up in the police car park, Dalziel and Pascoe are plunged into an investigation that makes internal police politics look like child’s play.
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‘These novels last, like a grand malt whisky’
Mail on Sunday
‘One of Britain’s most consistently excellent crime novelists’
‘One of the masters of the modern police procedural’
Geraldine Lomas's son went missing in Italy during World War Two, but the eccentric old lady never accepted his death.
Now she is dead, leaving the Lomas beer fortune to be divided between an animal rights organisation, a fascist front and a services benevolent fund. As disgruntled relatives gather by the graveside, the funeral is interrupted by a middle-aged man in an Italian suit, who falls to his knees crying, 'Mama!'
Andy Dalziel is preoccupied with the illegal book one of his sergeants is running on who is to be appointed as the new Chief Constable. But when a dead Italian turns up in the police car park, Peter Pascoe and his bloated superior are plunged into an investigation that makes internal police politics look like child's play…
"Reginald Hill stands head and shoulders above any other writer homebred crime fiction".
Tom Hiney, 'Observer'
"So far out in front that he need not bother looking over his shoulder".
Susanna Yager, 'Sunday Telegraph'
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Book Description Crime Club/Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0002320924 HC/DJ. BCE. DJ has moderate wear - Several small tears, some taped and a scuff probably due to sticker removal on front.Binding is good - slight lean. Clean Text block. No markings inside. Bookseller Inventory # SKUJAN129630
Book Description Crime Club/Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2659707245
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Slightly Worn. 1st Edition. Ex-Library With Front End Page Missing. Tippex Marks On Intro Page, Small Library Stamp On Dedication Page And Inside Of Rear Board. Spine Bumped And Minor Marks To Boards. Jacket Has Wear To Edges, Rear Is Creased At Top With A One Inch Tear On Flap And Rear. Bookseller Inventory # 026814
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004308706
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book: Usual Library Stamps And Marks; Spine Cocked; Ffep Removed; Dj; Preserved In Plastic Library Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 020237
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardback 1st edition 1987. Some wear and tears to cover. Boards and pages in great condition with only light browning. Shipped from the UK within 1 working day. Bookseller Inventory # 593/RB/490H
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Red boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Square binding. 1st edition. Jacket is not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 2492
Book Description Collins, London., 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. London: Collins Crime Club, 1987.8vo., hard covers. Bookplate on front free endpaper, contents a little browned, otherwise very good in very good unclipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 010129
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. nice copy - a tragi-comedy .theatre mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 001398
Book Description Collins Crime Club, London, 1987. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First edition. pp 296, age-toned throughout but otherwise very tight and sound, red cloth in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and slightly rubbed and chipped on the margins. [An ex-library copy but still pretty good. There is a withdrawn stamp on the front endpaper and a small "paid" stamp, otherwise there are no other library markings at all, so it gives the impression of a book which has never been circulated.] SCARCE. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 007758