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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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Jan 16, Aine rated it really liked it Shelves: Not bad at all for a first work. Jenny’s boyfriend, Anthony, is the first example of another ‘type’ that appears regularly throughout the series in different wman — decidedly straight men but with slightly effeminate traits, intellectual and rather urbane, with a love of words.

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The eventual clubbabble of the murder was so ridiculous as to be laughable. Hill is also talented at conveying smaller city manners, as well as, the nature and practice of the local police force.

The commonality was that both were concerned with the draining of a lake and finding a village underneath or something like that. The Aquaman star picks which of his wkman DC Universe villains would win in a battle.


Pascoe has changed out of all recognition from the rather commonplace young man of the first book. Neither as dark nor as funny as later, better Hill, with Dalziel and Pascoe still unmarried not yet fully-drawn–but curious and atmospheric in its moody, rugby-centered, clubbablee way.

Both have women in later books, but when they do the domestic scenes do not encroach on their work too much, except in two related books, namely “Dialogues of the Dead” and “Death’s Jest Book”, both of which are amongst my all time top mystery novels. Dalziel and Pascoe — I must admit, that comparison had never occurred to me. I was initially a bit reluctant to use the cover actually as I thought it might be a bit strong, but it is so much of its time that I found it hard to resist.

I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read and look forward to reading more titles in this series along with other works by author Reginald Hill. Well, the boundaries of the book do limit the reader’s involvement clbubable the plot.

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I doubt I’ll read any others by this author and am sorry I purchased this one.

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Email Address never made public. Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy dealings at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player’s wife is found dead at home. I presume it improves greatly. A promising debut whose promise was fulfilled Peter Pascoe Warren Clarke A hodgepodge of happenings… Friday Frippery!

A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill

You are commenting using your WordPress. In this dlubbable novel of the long running series, Pascoe is still a sergeant. This may, oddly perhaps, have been why I stopped reading the books in the 90s.

Duty Sergeant Danny McGrath I am very fond of a bit of Dalziel and Pascoe clubbavle have never read this one! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And at first, I didn’t love it as much as I expected to. Be the first to discover new talent!