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Death's Jest Book 

Death's Jest Book (2002)
(Book 20 in the Dalziel and Pascoe series)
A novel by Reginald Hill

 
Reginald Hill's best-selling duo, Dalziel and Pascoe, return in this brilliant, complex and ultimately moving crime novel: 'Reginald Hill is probably the best living crime writer in the English-speaking world' -- Independent In T.L. Beddoes' play Death's Jest-Book, the dead won't lie still in the grave and the living often wish they could. And Reginald Hill's novel is much the same -- except perhaps for a few more jests. The dead-pan joker, Franny Roote, is working on his dead friend's unfinished biography of Beddoes, and with unfinished business between himself and DCI Pascoe to deal with as well. Three times Pascoe has been wrong about Roote. This time he's determined to leave no grave-stone unturned as he tries to prove that the ex-con and aspiring academic is mad, bad and dangerous to know. Meanwhile, Edgar Wield, Quixote-like, rides to the rescue of a child in danger, and finds he's got a rent-boy under his wing. In return, the boy tips him off about the heist of a pricesless treasure, and soon Wieldy's torn between protecting the boy and doing his duty. His superiors might have worries, but DC Hat Bowler's looking forward to a blissful New Year with the girl of his dreams. The trouble is that that girl is Rye Pomona and her dreams are filled with a horror too terrible to tell -- even though Charley Penn throws all his energies into trying to do exactly that. And over all this activity broods the huge form of Mid-Yorkshire CID's First Mover, DS Andy Dalziel. As trouble builds, the Fat Man discovers (as many deities before him) that omniscience can be more trouble than its worth, and that sometimes all omnipotence means is that you can have any colour you like, as long as it's black.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : Hardback
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0060528052 / 9780060528058 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : Hardback
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0385659636 / 9780385659635 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

January 2003 : Hardback
Title: Death's Jest-book (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0754018806 / 9780754018803 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

May 2002 : Hardback
Title: Death's Jest-Book (Dalziel & Pascoe Novel)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007123396 / 9780007123391 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2009 : Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007313209 / 9780007313204 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

August 2004 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0060528060 / 9780060528065 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2004 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0770429246 / 9780770429249 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   Amazon   

November 2003 : Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book (Dalziel & Pascoe Novel)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0754092496 / 9780754092490 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

March 2003 : Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book (A Dalziel & Pascoe Novel)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007123442 / 9780007123445 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2002 : Paperback
Title: Death's Jest-Book (Dalziel & Pascoe Novel)
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 0007123418 / 9780007123414 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

Audio Editions

August 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 1407493027 / 9781407493022 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

2004 : Audio Cassette
Title: Death's Jest-Book Featuring Dalziel and Pascoe [Unabridged]
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 184505184X / 9781845051846 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2007 : Audio CD
Title: Death's Jest-Book
Author(s): Reginald Hill
ISBN: 1419345532 / 9781419345531 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

 


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