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Hill, Reginald. ARMS AND THE WOMEN - Harper Collins 2000

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Arms and the Women by Reginald Hill. 2000 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Arms and the Women by Reginald Hill, published in 2000 by Harper Collins.

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Title Arms and the Women
Author Reginald Hill
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 0002258455
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 392
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.76

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and a former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his outstanding crime novels featuring Dalziel and Pascoe, 'the best detective duo on the scene bar none' (Daily Telegraph). His writing career began with the publication of A Clubbable Woman (1970), which introduced Chief Superintendent Andy Dalziel and DS Peter Pascoe. Their subsequent appearances, together with the adventures of Luton lathe operator turned PI Joe Sixsmith, have confirmed Hill's 'strong claim as our finest living male crime writer' (Sunday Telegraph)and won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for his lifetime contribution to the genre.

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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!

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Amazon.co.uk Review
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

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