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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