Asking for the Moon : A Collection of Dalziel and Pascoe Stories, Paperback Book

Asking for the Moon : A Collection of Dalziel and Pascoe Stories Paperback

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`Hill is an instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift' Frances Fyfield, Mail on SundayIf you've already met Dalziel and Pascoe, you're in for a treat.

If you haven't yet had the pleasure, you're in for a revelation!

Here in four stories we track their partnership from curtain-up to last act; from the mean streets of Mid-Yorkshire to the mountains of the moon.The Last National Service Man reveals the truth, hitherto buried in police files, of their momentous first encounter, while Pascoe's Ghost is a chilling tale taking us deep into Poe country.

Dalziel's Ghost, meanwhile, finds the man who normally wouldn't be seen dead in a graveyard expressing a surprising interest in the `other side'. And finally, One Small Step takes a giant leap forward to the first murder on the moon.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780007313150

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So lovely to be reading Reginald Hill again. It's sad to be revisiting his works in the knowledge that there will be no more to come, but at the same time an absolute joy. I'm sure that makes sense somehow or other.This collection of Dalziel & Pascoe short stories is reproduced in order of when the events in them take place rather than by publication date. Following the seemingly ill-matched partners from their first, discordant meeting to their reunion (again discordant) investigating the first murder on the moon, I was reminded once more of the intelligence, charm and humour of Reginald Hill's writing.Rest in peace, Mr Hill.

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