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Ruling Passion (Dalziel & Pascoe, Book 3)
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I love the humanity of the relationship between Dalziel and Pascoe, full of flaws yet still endearing. This book was somewhat disjointed however, and the threads of the story don't interweave as seamlessly as normal. I didn't find it very believable, but Hill under par is still better than many writers at their best.
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Third of the Dalziel and Pascoe books. At the end of the last book Peter Pascoe had got back together with old flame Ellie, and now they're invited to spend a weekend with four of their old university friends. They're late because Peter's been tied up with a serial burglary case that looks as if it's escalating to violence.

What they find when they finally arrive is a scene of carnage. Three people are dead, the fourth is missing in circumstances that lead the local police to make him chief suspect. Pascoe's involvement in the case is officially as a witness, but he can't help but get involved in the investigation, even if unofficially. These are his friends, after all, and he can't believe that one of them could really have changed so much as to commit murder. As the case progresses, Pascoe finds his ambiguous status of use to the official investigation, but an ever increasing source of frustration for himself. And Dalziel wants him back in Yorkshire, the more urgently because the burglary case has turned very nasty indeed.

The nature of the plot means that the book focuses strongly on Pascoe, with Dalziel largely present as a supporting role. It nevertheless shows the growth in the relationship between the two men, in a story that twists and turns until the various plot strands finally come together. This is a superb study of a policeman struggling and frequently failing to retain his professional detachment in the face of a crime that strikes only too close to home.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 May 2008
As my old English teacher once said to me, there's too many characters! Really struggled to keep track of who was who & had to keep flicking back. Less of Dalziel so not as funny as some of his other books. But as someone else said, at less than 100% he still beats most others. Only recently found Hill & he's quite simply one of the best writers I've read. For someone new to him I'd personally recommend Bones & Silence as this was the novel that hooked me. The more I read the more impressed I am.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2004
If you are looking for a book and don't want to put it down! Then this should be the top of your list.It is a brilliant work of art by Reginald Hill.The characters of Dalziel and Pascoe work well, but in this book the focus is on Pascoe.Finding that their friends have been killed and life will not be quite the same from that moment.Pascoe works it out and the ending was just perfect. A book that you will never tirer of.Highly recomended.
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on 13 February 2014
Good story line. I like this author as he is very imaginative and he does his research well. Would definitely recommend to anyone liking mysteries
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on 7 June 2015
it was a gift however I think she liked it
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2013
Narrator's Yorkshire accent is rather distracting and doesn't make for easy listening. Perhaps this authentic accent could have been used to better effect in the dialogue only.
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