In a “splendid mystery with . . . a lovely twist,” the Yorkshire detectives dig up a bad seed in a horticulturalist’s rosy life (Publishers Weekly).
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.
What’s the secret of Patrick Aldermann’s success? Well, he was bequeathed his aunt’s gardened estate after her sudden death; his wife’s wealthy father died leaving the couple a hefty inheritance; and several fatal mishaps among colleagues have allowed the milquetoast to rise in his company with alarming speed. His boss fears he’s hired a serial killer—a suspicion that’s compelled the CID’s Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe to investigate. Is it possible the mild-mannered accountant, whose only real side passion seems to be roses, has a thorny edge? If yes, then who’s the next deadhead to be pruned from Aldermann’s perfect life?
Deadheads is the 7th book in the Dalziel and Pascoe Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.