Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel investigates murder close to home in this first crime novel featuring the much-loved detective team of Dalziel and Pasc. A Clubbable Woman is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the first novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Publication history[edit]. , London: Collins Crime . A Clubbable Woman: Dalziel & Pascoe #1 [Reginald Hill] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Mary Connon, a small-town femme fatale.

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He has also written more than 30 other novels, including five featuring Joe Sixsmith, a black machine operator turned private detective in a fictional Luton.

Arthur Evans Robert Hudson He was probably the most prolific author of present times, having written his last Dalziel and Poscoe novel at the age of 73, three years before he passed away.

Badly written, far too slow. I have never read any of his pseudonymous works though so need to track some of the Ruell books down I think.

I guess that as a debut writer, Hill may have been trying to woan to what was then the norm, whereas he soon became a leader in the field, showing the way in including strong female and even empathetic gay characters long before the trailing pack would have dared. To order it click here.

The club that anchors the rugby team is a hotbed of adultery and old grievances, so there is not a shortage of suspects. Learn how your comment data is processed. A lot of them are just photographic versions of the cover paintings of the 50s as celebrated by Jeff Pierce over at Killer Coubbable. It really did remind me of the Cluedo game: What it does have is a good plot and a solid foundation for the rest of the series.

The plotting is very good as, of course, is the writing. As does everyone at the Rugby Club.


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A Clubbable Woman clkbbable Mar Scrums are no laughing matter, you know! I did not like this book at all. He was writing more to please himself, I think. Hi Curtis, thanks very much for the great feedback and info. Unfortunately the Feminists are now getting together with the Scottish Rugby squad to seek revenge….

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Pascoe is university educated, intelligent with a beautiful wife. Colonel Mustard in the library with the lead pipe. Tell me about TBRs!

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I decided to pick up the debut book with an eye toward re-reading the series from book one. The two manage to investigate crime after crime, battling personality clashes and changes in their personal lives. Though you were cheerfully reading police procedurals from the US even before that, I think. Open Preview See a Problem? Pete, still single, spends much of his time having a rather annoying internal monologue, partly about the attractions of the various women he meets in the course of the investigation, and partly about his resentment and reluctant admiration for his boorish boss.

Womna draws a detailed picture of life in a relatively small Yorkshire town in the s, with its web of social obligations and friendships that can be exploited by both the police and those they’re pursuing.

Ted Morgan Ralph Brown The owman are Dalziel – a gruff but clever detective superintendent and Pascoe – a social studies graduate and new breed of policeman. It was dreadful on so many levels — the prose, the plot, the very assumptions that oozed out of the woodwork. A good enough entry to the Dalziel and Pascoe series. In he retired from salaried work in order to devote himself full-time to writing.

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In this debut novel of the long running series, Pascoe is still a sergeant. It was a year ago that I published my first book review here. Stubborn, bloody-minded detectives are a regular feature of British detective mysteries just think of Inspector Morse!


A man arrives home late at night with a headache and finds his wife dead. But when he comes downstairs again, he discovers she is dead, with a circular hole in the middle of her forehead… This is the first book in the long-running Dalziel and Pascoe series — my favourite crime series of all time.

A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill

Dec 14, Lia rated it did not like it Shelves: What astounded me most was the incredibly clumsy manipulations of plot and character in order to achieve a solution to the crime. Aug 12, Deb Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: Cancel reply Enter your comment here But just take my word for it. After passing out on his bed for five hours, he comes downstairs to discover communication has been cut off forever – by a hole in the middle of her forehead.

The author was recommended to me by someone who knows I love British mysteries and series characters. Dalziel and Pascoe are not the characters they will become over This was the first in the series and was originally published in A great beginning to a series so good it has been televised in the UK and US. Audible Download Audio Books. That chap on the right looks like the fellow who played Spiderman, you know.

And of course I am so glad those times are gone. Mary Connon was a shrewish housewife married to a former local rugby star.

I used to see the Ruell books at Library book sales all the time.