The Price of Butcher's MeatBook - 2008
Convalescing at a seaside resort after being injured by a bomb, detective Andy Dalziel pursues growing suspicions about a secretive psychiatrist and a man Dalziel believed to be dead, concerns that lead him to team up once again with fellow investigator Peter Pascoe.
“Reginald Hill is quite simply one of the best at work today.”
There is no end to the praise mystery writer Reginald Hill has already earned for his British police procedurals featuringChief Inspector Peter Pascoe and Detective Superintendent “Fat Andy” Dalziel. Having recently bestedHarlan Coben, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson for the Crime Writers Association’s Mystery and Thriller People’s Choice Dagger, the master returns withThe Price of Butcher’s Meat—as a recuperating Andy Dalziel (following his close brush with mortality inDeath Comes for the Fat Man) gets involved in the murderous politics of a not-so-peaceful seaside community.The Price of Butcher’s Meat is more “great stuff from one of the greats, and a true must for fans of British crime” (Denver Rocky Mountain News).
Blackwell North Amer
Some say that Andy Dalziel wasn't ready for God, others that God wasn't ready for Dalziel. Either way, despite his recent proximity to a terrorist blast, the Superintendent remains firmly of this world. And while Death may be the cure for all diseases, Dalziel is happy to settle for a few weeks' care under a tender nurse.
Convalescing in Sandytown, a quiet seaside resort devoted to healing, Dalziel befriends Charlotte Hey Wood, a fellow newcomer and psychologist, who is researching the benefits of alternative therapy. With much in common, the two soon find themselves in league when trouble comes to town.
Sandytown's principal landowners have grandiose plans for the resort - none of which they can agree on. One of them has to go, and when one of them does, in spectacularly gruesome fashion, DCI Peter Pascoe is called in to investigate - with Dalziel and Charlotte providing unwelcome support. But Pascoe finds dark forces at work in a place where medicine and holistic remedies are no match for the oldest cure of all.
Convalescing at a seaside resort after being injured by a bomb, detective Andy Dalziel pursues growing suspicions about a secretive psychiatrist and a man Dalziel believed to be dead, concerns that lead him to team up once again with fellow investigator Peter Pascoe. By the author of The Stranger House. 30,000 first printing.