It’s murder on the moon—in an out-of-this-world mystery featuring “the best detective duo on the scene” (Daily Telegraph).
Reginald Hill “raised the classical British mystery to new heights” when he introduced pugnacious Yorkshire Det. Inspector Andrew Dalziel and his partner, the callow Sgt. Peter Pascoe (The New York Times Book Review). Their chafing differences in education, manners, technique, and temperament made them “the most remarkable duo in the annals of crime fiction” (Toronto Star). Adapted into a long-running hit show for the BBC, the Gold Dagger Award–winning series is now available as ebooks.
When astronaut Emile Lemarque takes an accidental—and televised—fatal fall from his lunar module, he stirs up more than moon dust. It’s the far-flung future, and Peter Pascoe, now UK Commissioner in the Eurofed, believes Emile has made history—as the first man to be murdered on the moon. How can Pascoe prove it was sabotage when the six-person crew of the Europa agrees it was just a tragic systems failure? By bringing his old mentor, Andrew Dalziel, out of retirement to help him. Shooting for the moon, they embark on an investigation with international consequences. This time, they must do it nearly three hundred million miles from home.
One Small Step is the 13th book in the Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.