One woman dead and one threatening to die set Yorkshire’s police superintendent Dalziel and Inspector Pascoe on a chilling hunt for a killer and a potential suicide. A drunken Dalziel witnesses the murder that others insist is a tragic accident. Meanwhile the letters of an anonymous woman say she plans to kill herself in a spectacular way…unless Pascoe can find her first. Dalziel has been picked to play God in a local Mystery Play, but can he live up to his role by solving this puzzling psychological thriller…or unveiling the passions and perversions that lie hidden in the human heart?
Reginald Hill was widely published both in England and the United States. He 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 died in 2012.
Mass Market Paperback | $7.99
Published by Dell Jun 01, 1991| 448 Pages| 4-3/16 x 6-7/8| ISBN 9780440209355
"Hill’s most ambitious Dalziel and Pascoe novel yet–and one whose humor, keenness, and insight place him securely in the company of Ruth Rendell and P.D. James." —Kirkus Reviews
"Hill is at his best here…. This latest mystery confirms his place among top British writers who produce solid stories of detection that succeed as first-rate novels exploring human character." —Publishers Weekly