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Death Comes for the Fat Man

Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries

by Reginald Hill

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Death Comes for the Fat Man by Reginald Hill
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  • Published Mar 2007
    416 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Caught in the full blast of a huge explosion, Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel lies on a hospital bed, with only a life support system and his indomitable will between him and the Great Beyond.

His colleague, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe, is determined to bring those responsible to justice. Pascoe suspects a group called The Templars, and the deeper he digs, the more certain he is that The Templars are getting help from within the police force.

The plot is complex, the pace fast, the jokes furious, the action explosive, the characterization vivid, and the climax astounding. And above it all, like a huge dirigible threatening to break from its moorings, hovers the disembodied spirit of Andy Dalziel.

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"Starred Review. Hill's perfect pitch (especially for the short, pithy details of dialogue and character description) carries the story." - PW.

"This is definitely a lesser entry in the series, but Dalziel and Pascoe remain among the most popular coppers in the genre." - Booklist.

"A satisfying, well-plotted entry in a popular series; recommended." - Library Journal.

"Hill, returning to his long-running series after a crossover break, produces a work as richly satisfying as steak-and-kidney pudding." - Kirkus.

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This is the 22nd in this popular series. starring Yorkshire policemen Dalziel and Pascoe, and a return to the series after Hill took a break in 2005 to write The Stranger House.

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