- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Collins Crime; New edition edition (19 September 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0002325128
- ISBN-13: 978-0002325127
- Package Dimensions: 22 x 13.8 x 3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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Asking for the Moon: A Collection of Dalziel and Pascoe Stories
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Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his novels featuring Superintendent Dalziel and DCI Pascoe, ‘the best detective duo on the scene bar none’ (‘Daily Telegraph’). Their appearances have won him numerous awards including a CWA Gold Dagger and Lifetime Achievement award. They have also been adapted into a hugely popular BBC TV series.
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The book's first story, "The Last National Service Man," is a comic masterpiece, and chronolgically, is early in the P&D partnership.
"One Small Step," the collection's closing story, projects the pair into the distant future. Pascoe has become a major police authority in the European Federal Police and Dalziel is working as a retired consultant. The big surprise here is that they are called to a crime scene on the surface of the moon. Picture the rhino-sized Dalziel in a space suit! There is some over-the-top humor laced into this story--Dalziel brings new meaning to the "mile-high club." But on the whole, I thought the story had a little too much fantasy and zig-zag to be credible.
There's a lot of fun in this collection and it serves as a good intro to Pascoe and Dalziel for those who haven't given them an earlier try.