- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Collins Crime (22 February 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 000232525X
- ISBN-13: 978-0002325257
- Package Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.2 x 4.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
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The Wood Beyond
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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 usual chemistry of the gross overbearing Dalziel, his sensitive second in command Pascoe, Edgar Wield, and a rich mix of Yorkshire characters
Ideally you should start with the first D&P (a clubbable woman) and work your way up, but who of us do so? Some acquaintance with the usual cast of characters might help, but it's also a fine stand-alone novel. Hill has gotten better over time but then he started from a high point
The only other author of crime fiction currently writing with whom I'd compare Hill is Ian Rankin
Author Reginald Hill is as skilled as they come in creating colorful characters and intricate and multidimensional plots. "The Wood Beyond" has both in spades, but particularly a story line to rival the best of Hills' other work and far out in front of the average mystery potboiler. "The Wood Beyond" takes both Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe into deeply personal territory as the book examines a modern crime linked to a terrible injustice that took place before, during and after World War I. Indeed, Hill has laudably climbed on a soapbox here to once more expose in the most articulate way how senseless a slaughter that conflict it was.
"The Wood Beyond" gives the series principals Dalziel, Peter Pascoe, Ellie Pascoe, and Edgar Wield plenty of personal time while unwinding the mystery of a body found while animal rights activists are invading a medical research facility on a liberation mission. The story will eventually uncover corporate misdeeds, additional murders and mayhem and a major shock for DCI Pascoe relating to his family history.
This is one of Hill's best and mysteries don't get much better than that. Highly recommended.