The Wood Beyond

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Harper, Jun 1, 2009 - Dalziel, Andrew (Fictitious character) - 433 pages
18 Reviews
'Hill's wit is the constant, ironic foil to his vision, and to call this a mere crime novel is to say Everest is a nice little hill' Frances Hegarty, Mail on SundayA ravaged wood, a man in uniform long dead ' this is not a World War One battlefield, but Wanwood House, a pharmaceutical research centre.Peter Pascoe attends his grandmother's funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him too into wartorn woods in search of his great-grandfather who fought and died in Passchendaele.Seeing the wood for the trees is the problem for Andy Dalziel when he finds himself fancying an animal rights activist, depite her possible complicity in a murderous assault and her appalling taste in whisky.A mind-bending puzzle leading us on the wild side of the pastoral.

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Review: The Wood Beyond (Dalziel & Pascoe #15)

User Review  - International Cat Lady - Goodreads

I had a really hard time getting into this book, and for some reason the whole WWI plot just didn't grab me at all. The modern day part of the story was more interesting, although the denouement was so brief that I actually missed it and had to flip back. Meh. Read full review

Review: The Wood Beyond (Dalziel & Pascoe #15)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A ways into this novel the comment is made about one of the characters that he sounds like Mr Jingle. Mr Jingle, known for mangling English syntax, is a character in The Pickwick Papers. This signals ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Reginald Hill has received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger, for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives in Cumbria, England.

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