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Recalled to Life (1992)

by Reginald Hill

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Series: Dalziel and Pascoe (13)

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Practically flawless, Reginald Hill at the top of his Dalziel & Pascoe game. Very, VERY funny in parts (particularly those involving Dalziel of course but Pascoe also gets in with a few laughs), clever and pacey. Great stuff! ( )
  Vivl | Jan 18, 2014 |
A complex plot as usual with Reg Hill, this time going back to a 1963 murder when Dalziel was a junior detective. The case is being re-investigated after one of those convicted has her verdict over-turned 30 years later. Dalziel is keen to protect the name of his then boss as well as his own and predictably runs interference on the new enquiry. Sit back and enjoy Dalziel's dialogue and don't worry about the plot twists. ( )
  edwardsgt | Sep 8, 2013 |
With most crime series there is inevitably the book that looks back at an old case and Recalled To Life is the history case in the Dalziel & Pascoe series. I'm familiar with the series but this is the first I've read. It was OK and that was about it.

The writing was confusing and all over the place, making it difficult to follow the story. One had to go back and read parts to understand what was happening. In the end there were many unanswered questions. So much so as to make it not an enjoyable read. The writer's love of big and obscure words was very distracting and just didn't fit some of the characters. They might have been words used by the author, but I could just not accept some characters using them.

A side note: this book was an ebook, but I did not buy Recalled To Life, I bought Report For Murder Val McDermid. Even though the cover and ISBN were for Report For Murder (Lindsay Gordon, #1) the actual content of the book was Recalled To Life. So I only read this by accident, it was not my intent. ( )
  Balthazar-Lawson | Mar 29, 2013 |
Dalziel in America... Not as weird as I expected. ( )
  EctopicBrain | Dec 4, 2012 |
Although I must say that this is your typical English cozy mystery, I mean that in the very best sense – it’s fun to read, moves along in a brisk fashion, and presents an intriguing puzzle (and of course, it all begins at an English manor in the country). I thoroughly enjoyed this light offering feature Detectives Dalziel and Pascoe and will probably seek out more in the series.

Read in 2003. ( )
  sturlington | Feb 25, 2012 |
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It was the best of crimes, it was the worst of crimes; it was born of love, it was spawned by greed; it was completely unplanned, it was coldly premeditated; it was an open-and shut case, it was a locked-room mystery; it was the act of a guileless girl, it was the work of a scheming scoundrel; it was the end of an era, it was the start of an era; . . . .
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440215730, Mass Market Paperback)

It was a crime of passion in onc of England's great houses, an open-and-shut case. But thirty years later, when the convicted nanny is freed, then spirited off to America before she can talk, Yorkshire's Superintendent Dalziel retums to the scene of the crime with Inspector Pascoe, determined to dig up the corpus delecti he investigated a generation before. Did the wrong aristocrat hang? Dalziel and Pascoe find decades-old clues that implicate a member of the royal family. When one of their prime leads is found dead, Dalziel is put "on leave"--and heads for New York to learn what the Nanny knows. Back home, Pascoe walks a thin line, quietly pursuing a case someone is trying to bury. Stiff upper lips do tell tale, but Dalziel and Pascoe discover on both sides of the Atlantic that it's hell on those trying to unearth the truth.

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It was a crime of passion in onc of England's great houses, an open-and-shut case. But thirty years later, when the convicted nanny is freed, then spirited off to America before she can talk, Yorkshire's Superintendent Dalziel retums to the scene of the crime with Inspector Pascoe, determined to dig up the corpus delecti he investigated a generation before. Did the wrong aristocrat hang? They find decades-old clues that implicate a member of the royal family. When one of their prime leads is found dead, Dalziel is put "on leave" and heads for New York to learn what the Nanny knows. Back home, Pascoe walks a thin line, quietly pursuing a case someone is trying to bury. Stiff upper lips do tell tale, but Dalziel and Pascoe discover on both sides of the Atlantic that it's hell on those trying to unearth the truth.… (more)

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