Child's Play: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Apr 2000
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‘These novels last, like a grand malt whisky’
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‘One of Britain’s most consistently excellent crime novelists’
‘One of the masters of the modern police procedural’
From the Back Cover
Geraldine Lomas's son went missing in Italy during World War Two, but the eccentric old lady never accepted his death.
Now she is dead, leaving the Lomas beer fortune to be divided between an animal rights organisation, a fascist front and a services benevolent fund. As disgruntled relatives gather by the graveside, the funeral is interrupted by a middle-aged man in an Italian suit, who falls to his knees crying, 'Mama!'
Andy Dalziel is preoccupied with the illegal book one of his sergeants is running on who is to be appointed as the new Chief Constable. But when a dead Italian turns up in the police car park, Peter Pascoe and his bloated superior are plunged into an investigation that makes internal police politics look like child's play…
"Reginald Hill stands head and shoulders above any other writer homebred crime fiction".
Tom Hiney, 'Observer'
"So far out in front that he need not bother looking over his shoulder".
Susanna Yager, 'Sunday Telegraph'
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an early Dalziel and Pascoe novel, the one in which the craggy-faced Sergeant Wield comes out - with comic and tragic consequences. Some of the language would be unacceptable today, but neither Andy Dalziel nor "Wieldy" himself use the term "queer" pejoratively. Unlike a certain officer, senior to Dalziel and harbouring delusions of grandeur, who sees it as his mission to clean up the force.
The main story hinges around a rather odd lady who bequeaths her not inconsiderable fortune to someone everybody knows is dead already. But nothing in Hill's novels is ever quite what it seems....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Typical Hill convoluted interlinked subplots. Excellent long read.Published 10 months ago by david lamb