Death Comes for the Fat Man by Reginald Hill
(Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries)

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Not for a second did Pascoe admit the possibility of death. Dalziel was indestructible. Dalziel is, and was, and forever shall be, world without end, amen . . .

Chief constables might come and chief constables might go, but Fat Andy went on forever.

Barreling his way into an investigation of possible terrorist activities, Superintendent Andy Dalziel is caught in the blast of a huge explosion at a video shop—and only "Fat Andy's" considerable bulk prevents his colleague, Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe, from suffering a similar fate. Now Dalziel lies on a hospital bed barely clinging to life, while Pascoe remains determined to find those responsible.

But the truth is not always cut-and-dried, and sometimes those who are sworn to terror's destruction are even more dangerous than the foe they wish to annihilate.

 

About Reginald Hill

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Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and a former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his novels featuring Superintendent Dalziel and DCI Pascoe. Their appearances have won him numerous awards, including a CWA Gold Dagger and the Car-tier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award. The Dalziel and Pascoe stories have also been adapted into a hugely popular BBC TV series.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 450 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pascoe, meanwhile, is impressed into the Central Antiterrorism Unit, where he rubs shoulders with high-ranking cops, no-name spooks and at least one colleague who’s presumably leaking information to the Knights Templar, the home-grown anti-Muslim cadre responsible for the outrage.

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The title of Hill's latest establishes the fear that the author, with the help of some terrorist bombers, will kill off Andrew Dalziel, the gargantuan eminence of the Mid-Yorkshire CID.

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Diamond Dagger winner Hill ties up some loose ends from his previous Dalziel/Pascoe book, Dialogues of the Dead (2002), in this gritty, witty psychological suspense novel, whose title evokes a work by 19th-century poet and dramatist Thomas Lovell Beddoes.

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Entertainment Weekly

the Fat Man of Reginald Hill's Death Comes for the Fat Man — and Peter Pascoe, only Pascoe wakes up in the rubble.

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Reviewing the Evidence

In many ways he's closer to the Pascoe we see displayed in the TV adaptations who is edgy, irritable and even aggressive – something the book Pascoe isn't.

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Reviewing the Evidence

.' Shades of Rupert Brooke, and Hill and Pascoe both know it and know that the kinds of violence and death that may flow from this sort of idealization are terrible indeed.

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The Death of Dalziel (also published as Death Comes for the Fat Man) is pure Dalziel and Pascoe gold.

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