The Price of Butcher's Meat by Reginald Hill
(Dalziel and Pascoe)

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“Reginald Hill is quite simply one of the best at work today.”

Boston Globe


There is no end to the praise mystery writer Reginald Hill has already earned for his British police procedurals featuring Chief Inspector Peter Pascoe and Detective Superintendent “Fat Andy” Dalziel. Having recently bested Harlan Coben, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson for the Crime Writers Association’s Mystery and Thriller People’s Choice Dagger, the master returns with The Price of Butcher’s Meat—as a recuperating Andy Dalziel (following his close brush with mortality in Death Comes for the Fat Man) gets involved in the murderous politics of a not-so-peaceful seaside community. The Price of Butcher’s Meat is more “great stuff from one of the greats, and a true must for fans of British crime” (Denver Rocky Mountain News).


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 31, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 531 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Andy Dalziel doesn't see much of his longtime colleague, DCI Peter Pascoe, because Dalziel is recovering from the serious injuries he suffered in Death Comes for the Fat Man (2007) in the quiet resort of Sandytown.

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THE PRICE OF BUTCHER’S MEAT is the 23rd installment in Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe mystery series and immediately follows up his previous entry, DEATH COMES FOR THE FAT MAN.

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Reginald Hill provides his usual deeply satisfying whodunit, but The Price of Butcher's Meat's structure — which intersperses e-mail messages with regular chapters — is a little confusing at first.

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Tina Jordan NY Times Book Review 3.5 of 5 Stars "Deploying a leisurely-paced epistolary style and a busy plot stuffed with dodgy inheritances, romantic mismatches and bountiful afternoon teas, Hill pulls off the clever literary jest of projecting Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon into moder...

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Spinetingler Magazine

When the reader gets past these pages, one can hunker down to a traditional police procedural on a par with the best of the series.

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