An April Shroud Author:Reginald Hill After seeing Pascoe happily married and off on his honeymoon, Dalziel sets out half-heartedly on a rare vacation. April showers, however, turn into April floods, and before long he and his car are stranded in the middle of the countryside. Fortunately (or so it seems), he is rescued by a floating cortege comprised of several curiously light-hear... more »ted mourners and given shelter.
Dalziel is promptly struck by a number of oddities at Lake House: a 'medieval' restaurant under suspended construction, a deep-frozen rat in the freezer, and especially the voluptuous mistress of the house, a woman whose two husbands have died under suspicious circumstances. Two more strange deaths follow, and Dalziel's skills of detection are put to the test. But is isn't until Pascoe has returned in time for the opening dining hall banquet that Dalziel even begins to hope to resolve the sinister complications that occur.« less