Arms and the Women . An Elliad . (SIGNED Copy)
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SIGNED Copy. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. In Black boards with Bright gilt titling. A Fine book in a Fine Dustjacket - The dustjacket has a wrap around (detachable) sleeve stating "Signed by the Author at Waterstones". The d/j is NOT price-clipped. The book is SIGNED by the Author on a Publisher's plain 'bookplate' with a decorative border, and stuck under his name on the Title page, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or Marks. (8) + 392 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "When Ellie Pascoe finds herself under threat, the men in her life assume it’s because she’s married to a cop. But while they trawl after shoals of red herrings, Ellie is blasted off course with a motley crew of women on a voyage of discovery whose perils make Scylla and Charybdis look like a pair of Barbie dolls. Irish arms, Colombian drugs, and men who will stop at nothing, create a tidal wave which threatens to sweep her away. She heads out of town in search of haven, but instead finds herself at the very edge of the storm in a remote clifftop house undermined by the sea. Fat Andy eventually smells a Security Service rat and comes steaming to the rescue, but for once it’s too little, too late." . RIP Reginald Hill - 3 April 1936 to 12 January 2012. ; A Dalziel and Pascoe Novel; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 112899
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The stunning new Dalziel and Pascoe novel from Reginald Hill: ?The most brilliantly entertaining and intellectually satisfying writer now practising in the field of the classic English Detective novel? ? Independent on Sunday
When Ellie Pascoe finds herself under threat, the men in her life assume it?s because she?s married to a cop.
But while they trawl after shoals of red herrings, Ellie is blasted off course with a motley crew of women on a voyage of discovery whose perils make Scylla and Charybdis look like a pair of Barbie dolls.
Irish arms, Colombian drugs, and men who will stop at nothing, create a tidal wave which threatens to sweep her away. She heads out of town in search of haven, but instead finds herself at the very edge of the storm in a remote clifftop house undermined by the sea.
Fat Andy eventually smells a Security Service rat and comes steaming to the rescue, but for once it?s too little, too late. Ellie?s on her own (apart from her Middle England friend, Daphne; an octogenarian aid-worker and her vapid secretary; a gorgeous South American money launderer; an ancient crone; and a female cop who gets up her nose) and must reach deep down into her reserves to find the strength to survive.
After the huge success of ON BEULAH HEIGHT, the question was, where could Reginald Hill take his Dalziel and Pascoe novels next? The answer is, even further! Part detective story, part mythological novel, part international thriller, ARMS AND THE WOMEN is wholly Hill, pacey, perceptive, humorous, intelligent, and above all compulsively readable!
Críticas: Readers await each new Dalziel and Pascoe novel from Reginald Hill with great anticipation and fans will be pleased to find that Arms and the Women is absolutely vintage stuff: pungently witty dialogue coupled with Hill's highly intelligent plotting. And after the massive success of On Beulah Height, Hill took a risk by introducing an innovation--the new novel is written in the book-within-a-book format. Dalziel and Pascoe, however, are true to form. The former as blunt and bawdy as ever, while the university-educated Pascoe with his troubling conscience makes the perfect contrast.
Ellie, a former campaigner for the hard left, is writing a book--the very book that readers have access to. So when Ellie's life is threatened, her friends assume it has to do with her marriage to a cop. But Ellie isn't so sure and enlists the help of the doughty duo, soon finding the death threats lead to packs of Irish Republicans, Colombian drug-dealers and bogus council officers. Interestingly enough, Ellie's problems are shared with a motley assortment of other women: her middle-class friend Daphne, a vivacious South American money-launderer and a pushy female copper. Is the target her husband Peter? Needless to say, the narrative has enough twists and turns to baffle the most astute reader, and each fresh revelation is both dramatic and unexpected.
Even without the pyrotechnics of plot, Dalziel remains a highly entertaining, and Hill enthusiasts will feel that they are getting their money's worth. --Barry Forshaw
Título: Arms and the Women . An Elliad . (SIGNED ...
Editorial: HarperCollins, London
Año de publicación: 2000
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st UK Edition; First Printing
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