Arms and the Women : Dalziel & Pascoe

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Dalziel & Pascoe
  • 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Ellie Pascoe finds herself under threat, the men in her life assume it’s because she’s married to a cop.
But while they trawl after shoals of red herrings, Ellie is blasted off course with a motley crew of women on a voyage of discovery whose perils make Scylla and Charybdis look like a pair of Barbie dolls.
Irish arms, Colombian drugs, and men who will stop at nothing create a tidal wave which threatens to sweep her away. She heads out of town in search of haven but instead finds herself at the very edge of the storm, in a remote clifftop house undermined by the sea.
Fat Andy eventually smells a Security Service rat and comes steaming to the rescue, but for once it’s too little, too late. Ellie’s on her own (apart from her Middle England friend, Daphne; an octogenarian aid worker and her vapid secretary; a gorgeous South American money launderer; an ancient crone; and a female cop who gets up her nose) and must reach deep down into her reserves to find the strength to survive.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This was so entertaining I couldn't stop listening. Brilliant, funny, engaging - I can't find enough adjectives to encompass this book about men, women, spies, revolutionaries,writers, policemen, writing itself. As good as Kate Atkinson. Plaudits
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- Sara Allen

a bit carried away

What did you love best about Arms and the Women?

Reginald Hill's inimitable style, the characters, the settings

What other book might you compare Arms and the Women to and why?

all the Dalziel and Pascoe novels

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favorite?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

I am always so hungry for Reginald Hill I read avidly whatever is available. This is not his best plot, in fact compared to the gritty realities of the other D and P tales, Arms and Women comes off over the top. Just a little too wild and improbable. However its still Hill, its still Yorkshire and my favorite detectives are at it again. I'm in heaven

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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios