Good Morning, Midnight

by Reginald Hill

Part of the Dalziel & Pascoe Series

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Good Morning, Midnight Synopsis

Like father like son…

But heredity seems to have gone a gene too far when Pal Maciver's suicide in a locked room exactly mirrors that of his father ten years earlier.

In each case accusing fingers point towards Pal's stepmother, the beautiful enigmatic Kay Kafka. But she turns out to have a formidable champion, Mid-Yorkshire's own super-heavyweight, Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel.

DCI Peter Pascoe, nominally in charge of the investigation, finds he is constantly body-checked by his superior as he tries to disentangle the complex relationships of the Maciver family.

At first these inquiries seem local and domestic. What really happened between Pal and his stepmother? And how has key witness and exotic hooker Dolores, Our Lady of Pain, contrived to disappear from the face of Mid-Yorkshire?

Gradually, however, it becomes clear that the fall-out from Pal's suicide spreads far beyond Yorkshire to London, to America. Even to Iraq. But the emotional epicentre is firmly placed in Mid-Yorkshire where Pascoe comes to learn that for some people the heart too is a locked room, and in there it is always midnight.

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Good Morning, Midnight Press Reviews

‘He is probably the best living male crime writer in the English-speaking world’
Andrew Taylor, Independent

‘Few writers in the genre today have Hill’s gifts: formidable intelligence, quick humour, compassion and a prose style that blends elegance and grace’
Donna Leon, Sunday Times

‘One of Britain’s most consistently excellent crime novelists’ Marcel Berlins, The Times

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ISBN: 9780007313211
Publication date: 25/06/2009
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007313211
Publication date: 25th June 2009
Author: Reginald Hill
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 624 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill was born in 1936 in Hartlepool in the North-East of England. At the time his father was a professional footballer playing for Hartlepool United, but Reg says he never took to the round ball game, much preferring rugby which actively encouraged the drinking of beer both before and after (and sometimes during) the game. When he was three his family moved to Cumbria, where Reginald spent his entire childhood before going off to Oxford University and eventually becoming a teacher. A teller of tales from his earliest years, Reg had his creative epiphany aged seven when he discovered people ...

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