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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.
©1999 Reginald Hill (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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By Sara Allen on 08-31-15

Superb!

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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By Ann on 06-11-15

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?

Ellie

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

no

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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By mollyeyre on 10-28-15

I have no idea!

I am not usually a reader of the Dalziel and Pasco novels so I don't know the characters at all, I have listened to the first few chapters and have absolutely no idea what is going on - it is amazingly disjointed and tedious - I have just been to the Amazon feedback, and I am obviously not alone in thinking this book is odd. I am amazed by the high overall rating. There is no way I am willing to give up my time to such a dreary, unfathomable and weird book.

I have read a few of R Hill's OTHER books and have really enjoyed his writing - this one just leaves me flabberghasted.

One to put down to experience I think!

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By Madelyne on 10-26-15

Should have returned it!

Would you try another book written by Reginald Hill or narrated by Jonathan Keeble?

Most definitely!

Would you ever listen to anything by Reginald Hill again?

Absolutely

Did Jonathan Keeble do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom. Can't get into the story as a whole which is sad as I have loved all the Dalziel and Pascoe books.

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