Asking for the Moon
Four Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries
Four novellas in the “outstanding procedural series” exploring the past—and future—of this pair of Yorkshire police detectives (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review).
British investigators Dalziel and Pascoe have been praised as “witty, intelligent . . . two of the more interesting police detectives in modern crime fiction” (Publishers Weekly). In this collection, their Diamond Dagger Award–winning creator presents four imaginative tales featuring the duo.
The first story explores the chilling start of the Dalziel and Pascoe partnership. In another, they investigate the fate of a woman no one has seen for a year—except her brother, who claims he is being haunted by her ghost. Then the detectives keep vigil at an isolated farmhouse, waiting to see what is making things go bump in the night. Finally, we take a jump in time to the twenty-first century and the partners’ last case: the first man murdered on the moon.
“Reginald Hill is a mystery writer who is also a very good novelist. . . . [He] uses the police procedural format to get at something deeper than the solution of a crime. . . . Hill can capture a moment, an emotion, or a character with the stroke of a few words.” —The Washington Post Book World