A Clubbable Woman
Reginald Hill published A Clubbable Woman – his first novel, and the first to feature Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe, quirky detectives of the Yorkshire police force – in 1970. Since then, the series has grown to an astonishing 24 titles, has won numerous prizes in mystery fiction, and has sold millions of copies around the world. The popular “Dalziel and Pascoe” TV series, broadcast in both the U.S. and the UK, only added to the fan base, but the early books in the series have been unavailable for years, until now. This edition of A Clubbable Woman – with a new introduction to the series by Reginald Hill – will allow the series’ thousands of fans to see how it all began…
Mary Connon was a small-town femme fatale, eager to test her allure on any man. When she’s found dead in her own living room, her husband – the one bloke to whom she never blew a kiss – comes instantly under suspicion. But Andy Dalziel, the gloriously vulgar savant of the Mid-Yorkshire police force, has some other ideas, and all of them center on the local rugby club, the town’s social center, and Mary Connon’s preferred hunting ground. Peter Pascoe, Dalziel’s young detective sergeant, suspects that his new boss’s interest in the club has at least as much to do with access to good beer as it does with solving the murder. But while Dalziel never said no to a pint or three, Pascoe has much to learn about Fat Andy’s uniquely effective methodology for solving crimes.
Who's Likely to Like This
Fans of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, and the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series
"In Dalziel and Pascoe, Hill has created the most remarkable duo in the annals of crime fiction" — Toronto Star