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Review: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill 
17th-Oct-2009 08:56 pm
bannakaffalatta, short
A Clubbable Woman (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First in a very long-running series of mysteries set in a small city in Northern England, featuring the mismatched police officers Dalziel and Pascoe. (I strongly suspect that there's a bit Dalziel and Pascoe in the DNA of Life on Mars's Gene Hunt and Sam Tyler.)

I first encountered Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series when Radio 7 recently serialized one of the later books in the series, Bones and Silence. A Clubbable Woman is the very first of these novels. I think the books get a bit more solid later on - I found the characterization in this one a bit sketchy. However, it had a good twisty plot, with lots of plausible red-herrings, and was a quick easy read. If you're in the mood for a police procedural with a northern English flavor, this fits the bill.

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