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Caught in the blast of a huge Semtex explosion, the only things preventing Superintendent Andy Dalziel from stepping through Death's door might be his own size and indomitable willpower. As he lies on a hospital bed, it falls on DCI Peter Pascoe to seek justice for Andy. The security services have written it off as an accident: the terrorist suspects have paid for their clumsiness with their lives. Who, then, are the Knights Templar, a shadowy group exacting summary public justice on their enemies? Pascoe is certain of a conspiracy and the attempted murder of Yorkshire Police's most inept officer only convinces him further.
©2007 Reginald Hill; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd
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By Kindle Customer on 11-11-08

Great Entry in a Great Series

What I love about Reginald Hill's Dalziel books is that they flout the usual conventions of British police procedurals. Usually, it's the brilliant/world weary DCI and the young/bumbling/earnest partner. In this series, though, it's the partner, Pascoe, who's thoughtful and refined and the mentor, Dalziel, who's coarse, two-fisted and (seemingly) lazy.

But THE DEATH OF DALZIEL takes this series to a new level. Here, Pascoe gets to be center stage as his partner lays dying. But Dalziel stills looms large (both physically and spiritually). Though Dalziel remains comatose, we are invited into his inner world, and we find it's a much more complex place than we imagined.

As always, Shaun Dooley's narration is impeccable; this book is less active than others in the series, yet Dooley manages to keep the pace moving.

If you haven't had the Dalziel experience, this is a fine place to start.

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By j.hammett on 10-03-08

Another fan pleaser

If you are a fan of this series then this is a story you will enjoy. The narration is excellent as usual and the characters contain all their usual 'charm'. The plot is fast moving although it may not contain as many strings as is usual. The terrorism topic is dealt with in both a human and sensible way. As a new reader of this series it would not be a bad place to start

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By Barrie on 04-03-11

The Death Of Dalziel by Reginald Hill

one of the best Dalziel & Pascoe novels so far! A formidable example of Hill's gritty, witty, style made all that much better by Sean Dooley's reading. He must surely be one of the best reders around!

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By Vivienne Nielsen on 03-15-13

The Death of Dalziel

This is a really gripping book, made even more so by the unsurpassable narration of Shaun Dooley. He is a master of different accents, and there are indeed many in this book. I thoroughly recommend this good "read" but, once started, remember to listen to it every day in order not to forget the intricacies of the plot!

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