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Child's Play Hardcover – Large Print, Dec 1988


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books; Large Print edition edition (December 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070891912X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708919125
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,225,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 10th in Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe novels ( Exit Lines, etc.) is, as usual, a nicely plotted, smoothly written mystery on the top rung of the genre. A half-dotty old Yorkshire widow dies, throwing her relations into confusion with a will that leaves her wealth to a son missing in action in World War II. If he's not founnd by 2015, the fortune will be divided among charities for animals, the needy and Women for Empire. A man resembling the long-lost son appears and disappears. Officials of the charities, surviving relatives and the deceased's lawyer begin a complicated bargaining dance. A top cop campaigns to become Chief Constable. A young drifter enters the life of Sgt. Wield, forcing him to a decision about his homosexuality. There are a couple of apparently unrelated murders. Supt. Dalziel sorts it all out in his usual boorish, intuitive, irreverent way. He's helped by youthful, (relatively) cultured Inspector Pascoe, stolid Sgt. Wield and by Lexie Huby, a young, mousy legal secretary with lots of surprises. Readers will love Hill's rich characterization, vivid local color and lightly stinging humor. Reprint rights to Warner Books.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'These novels last, like a grand malt whisky' Mail on Sunday 'One of Britain' most consistently excellent crime novelists' The Times 'One of the masters of the modern police procedural' Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f0cd768) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x9ef3a5a0) out of 5 stars This is a really good read! Dec 12 2004
By Zendicant Pangolin - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm flabbergasted that nobody has chosen to review this book before. This is my first exposure to Mr. Hill's writing and I am impressed. Hill is an English writer of detective mystery fiction. This book is one in a series that revolves around the workings of a pair of policemen based in Northern England, one of whom is a Rabelaisian, dyed in the wool Yorkshireman, the other a University educated middle class everyman. Childs Play is a story that evolves around the entwined fates of two families and, of all things, a repressed homosexual cop. When a mystery man appears graveside to claim the heritance of a prodigal son, things quickly spin wildly out of control when he and another complete stranger are killed within a week of each other in apparently unrelated incidents. Complexity is added when an eager representative of a named party in the origingal deceased's will begins to cobble together an alliance in order to overturn the will, which makes any one of the interested parties a suspect in the murders. Dalziel and Pascoe work together to puzzle the pieces and solve this fine mystery in an ending that is sure to have you curling your toes in anticipation and suspense. I am giving this book five stars because it is truly well-written and the suspense becomes wonderfully excruciating as the author proceeds to weave a half-dozen seemingly disparate threads together into Gordian knot before cutting it. My only objections to Mr. Hill's story telling is his penchant for throwing in obscure high culture references that seem oddly out of place and his willingness to place extreme pressure upon his audience's suspension of disbelief. All in all though, this story will have you panting for more, I am quite sure.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ef3a5f4) out of 5 stars Reginald Hill, The Master Jan. 11 2007
By Mystery Fan - Published on Amazon.com
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Hill is one of the top mystery writers. The world he has created in the Dalziel and Pascoe series is as real as Nero Wolfe's. The interplay between liberal, educated, and sexy Pascoe and gross, vulgar, and brilliant Dalziel is well observed and outrageously funny. Hill has a sly wit, often leading to laugh-out-loud outbursts that can be embarrassing in public places. Read the whole series, spend time with his characters.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f0d7abc) out of 5 stars Intensely entertaining! Dec 18 2006
By Shirley Schwartz - Published on Amazon.com
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Hill is a wonderful writer, and this series just gets better and better. In this book we have a little bit of everything - greed, murder, police politics, and of course the guy who never lets any of that bother him in his efforts to solve mysteries - Andy Dalziel. Hill unfolds his plot like a wonderfully wrapped package - layer upon layer comes off until we get to the surprising ending! One thing about Reginald Hill - he is never predictable and every book is surprisingly different. Enough to keep me guessing, and continuing to read this wonderful series.
HASH(0x9f0d8084) out of 5 stars Another Dalziel and Pascoe winner! Dec 21 2014
By Numbers Gal - Published on Amazon.com
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This series always satisfies. The writing is excellent, the author has imbued several of the characters with great senses of humor and wit, and the commentary is always amusing. You care about the characters, and there are several threads at once. All in all, a perfect tale.
HASH(0x9f51ba2c) out of 5 stars Another winner June 28 2014
By James Messerli - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read a lots of Reginald Hills Dalziel and Pascoe...enjoyed watching the two evolve as co-workers and respect between them
grows through time, but with plenty of personality quirks. The stories are always unique and fun to try to solve. Glad I still have a few more of them to catch up on.


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