Recalled to Life by Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill's Dalziel/Pascoe series has become a staple for those interested in suspense-filled British mysteries.

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Recalled to Life by Reginald Hill


Features

  • Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 6.76 x 4.19
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (August 3, 1993)
  • ISBN: 0440215730


    Reader Reviews
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: English language, British humor at its best..., June 6, 2002 Reviewer: Karen Sadler from Freedom, Pa. USA Reginald Hill's books on Dalziel/Pascoe make me laugh. One of the best things that can be said about any author is that they make you laugh! If they can do it while spinning a pretty good plot in the mystery genre, they have my admiration. Hill's cop-duet are an odd couple. I know the prevalence of 'odd couples' in mysteries has been done and overdone, but Hill brings a breath of fresh air to the genre with these two. I know I couldn't possibly stand either Dalziel or Pascoe alone through a whole book, hence they play off of one another to keep the reader interested and the plot interesting. Now granted, every once in a while Hill feels he has to authenticate his cops with language I would prefer not to read. But...having been around some military and a few cops, I would not be surprised if they do talk like this except around women and children. Hill's books have enough good writing to make up for the occasional lapse into raunchy language. This book combines not just a murder mystery but also incorporates a bit of the spy genre in here, as it involves both American CIA and British royalty in the murder. The plot becomes convoluted throughout the book since the people originally in the house at the time of the 'accidental' shooting not only do not stay in Britain, but they don't even stay married to the same people. It's a bit of a strain at times keeping people separated, but worth it. I got a huge kick out of Dalziel's visit to America, and much of the language. I always have wished I had the knack of someone like Dalziel, who is an older British curmudgeon, to administer dry, humorous put-downs...I am not sure if someone like him would make it in the 'real world' without more diplomatic abilities than he seems willing to be bothered with...so he really does need Pascoe to smooth things over and 'cover his rear'. A totally enjoyable reading... Karen Sadler University of Pittsburgh

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