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A Pinch of Snuff (Dalziel and Pascoe, Bk 5)
A Pinch of Snuff - Dalziel and Pascoe, Bk 5
Author: Reginald Hill
ISBN-13: 9780440169123
ISBN-10: 0440169127
Publication Date: 7/1/1990
Pages: 336
Rating:
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3.9 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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These Brit-mysteries are always good -
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Splitting a main character into two parts that compliment and confound each other has worked well for mystery writers from Conan Doyle to Rex Stout (and for non-mystery writers such as Patrick O'Brian in his Aubrey/Maturin sea stories). Reginald Hill's unique contributions to this form are his books about two policemen in an unnamed city in Northern England, Detectives Dalziel (pronounced "Dee-al" in the TV version) and Pascoe. Both get to show off their strengths and shortcomings in this wonderfully macabre second book in the series; Dalziel's brawn and instinct meets Pascoe's intellect as the two investigate pornographic "snuff" films in which the actors really wind up dead.