Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel investigates murder close to home in this first crime novel featuring the much-loved detective team of Dalziel and Pasc. A Clubbable Woman is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the first novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Publication history[edit]. , London: Collins Crime . A Clubbable Woman: Dalziel & Pascoe #1 [Reginald Hill] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Mary Connon, a small-town femme fatale.

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Old school troglydyte Andy Dalziel and his cop underling, the college-educated Peter Pascoe, are called on to investigate the murder of a local rugby player’s wife.

Hi Curtis, thanks very much for the great feedback and info. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Andy is as brash and uncouth as he will always be, without yet the depth of characterisation that reveals the intelligence, subtlety and loyalty to his junior colleagues that is seen in later books.

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Oh, I hope you enjoy it, L. This made the impressive results even more welcome though. While the characters would change and become even more sharply defined later on, clbubable we find out that Pascoe is 29 and single and not too happy about it while Dalziel was left years earlier by his wife in a manner that is then reflected in late developments in the story, though we are left to speculate if this has provided him with any special insight into the case as a result.

Hill could certainly construct some very clever plots and understood the tradition without a doubt, though Dalziel is so much darker and rougher that I somehow doubt it was much of an inspiration. The book in itself is entertaining, and a solid work, but my rating is colored by the whole compendium of the womn, and it is particularly enjoyable to revisit the beginning, and see the development of the continuing characters over time.


Daziel seems to be vulgar and anti-elitist, but wears top-drawer clothes and knows a lot about every facet of life.

And I might or might not have gone on to read the next one.

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British mystery with a twist. Boring, too many references that, I assume, must pertain to the UK or even that clubbabble period when the book was written.

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Re-read after about 10 years. Which villain would come out on top? S is university educated, intelligent with a beautiful wife. The plotting is very good as, of course, is the writing.

A highly entertaining series this is and not one that has to be read in sequence because, unlike some, there’s little or no exposition on the main characters’ personal lives.

Plus I didn’t care for any of I did not like this book at all.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Home from Rugby Club clubbablf taking a nasty knock in a match, Connon finds his wife even more uncommunicative than ususal. I need to rectify that, but both authors have such long, long series.

Be the first to discover new talent! Apr 28, Clubbanle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy womsn at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player’s wife is found dead at home. Please provide an email address.

Very clever and entertaining, although this first one mightn’t be his best. Brian Glover as the narrator completely nails the attitudes of the characters and I can see how perfectly cast Warren Clarke was as Dalziel and Colin Buchanan as Pascoe. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


A Clubbable Woman

Return to Book Page. With his daughter Jenny now at University and Mary refusing to go to watch the Rugby games anymore, he goes to the club on his own. And the suspense begins Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The Aquaman star picks which of his fellow DC Universe villains would win in a battle. I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read and look forward to reading more titles in this series along with other works by author Reginald Hill.

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Will attempt further books at some stage but not today. Published March 1st soman HarperCollins first published I think his work of the last ten years flummoxed some of the fans. The book served its purpose in keeping me occupied for a few evenings, but doesn’t make me want to read any more by the author.

It Stubborn, bloody-minded detectives are a regular feature of British detective mysteries just think of Inspector Morse! However, Connon’s daughter Jenny feels almost like an embryonic Elly, giving a hint of his later style in depicting women as intelligent, witty and, above all, equal to his male characters.

I look forward to seeing where it goes from here.

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