The detective team of Dalziel and Pascoe is back. These two Yorkshire police officers have investigated a number of interesting cases in the past, and have been featured in the BBC TV drama Dalziel and Pascoe. Even if you haven't read any of their previous adventures, you can jump right into this book and enjoy it. The two are caught in a bomb blast and subsequently start investigating it. Pascoe is entangled in the machinations of the British anti-terrorism police and once again finds himself pushing the boundaries to get the job done. The supporting cast includes some entertaining Yorkshire types as well as stereotype-defying Muslims and others. Dalziel is a dominating presence; even though he is in a coma for most of the book the other characters still spend plenty of time thinking and talking about him.
I enjoy Reginald Hill's off-kilter take on the police procedural. Pascoe and Dalziel are characters with minds of their own, and are vey different from each other. Death Comes For The Fat Man is readable and fun - take it on your summer vacation!
TIGER link: PR 6058 .I448 D425 2007
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