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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (675 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reginald Hill Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Some say that Andy Dalziel wasn't ready for God, others that God wasn't ready for Dalziel. Either way, despite his recent proximity to a terrorist blast, the Superintendent remains firmly of this world. And, while Death may be the cure for all diseases, Dalziel is happy to settle for a few weeks' care under a tender nurse.

Convalescing in Sandytown, a quiet seaside resort devoted to healing, Dalziel befriends Charlotte Heywood, a fellow newcomer and psychologist, who is researching the benefits of alternative therapy. With much in common, the two soon find themselves in league when trouble comes to town. Sandytown's principal landowners have grandiose plans for the resort -- none of which they can agree on. One of them has to go, and when one of them does, in spectacularly gruesome fashion, DCI Peter Pascoe is called in to investigate -- with Dalziel and Charlotte providing unwelcome support.

But Pascoe finds dark forces at work in a place where medicine and holistic remedies are no match for the oldest cure of all! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 2/11/2014

    " I loved Reginald Hill's new Dalziel/Pascoe mystery. His is my favorite of all English mysteries, not least because of Andy Dalziel himself. This time, for the first time, part of the book was in Andy's voice, which made it SO entertaining. He knows quite a few turns of phrase that might stop one dead in their tracks. This was the best sort of English mystery: funny, convoluted, and peopled with interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/25/2013

    " This series is one of my all time favorites and this entry does not disappoint. The plot is Hill's take on the classic English House Party mystery with inspiration also taken from Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sandition (Two Unfinished Novels by Jane Austen: Sandition & The Watsons). This was a dense, leisurely paced tale with lots of red herrings, false turns, and some of the most interesting characters in crime fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Aylward | 12/23/2013

    " i'd forgotten how much i like reginald hill. i wish i could remember which of his books i've read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/22/2013

    " Andy Dalziel cracks me up. Reginald Hill is one of the most literate mystery writers today. Not the place to start in the series, but what a fantastic addition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/29/2013

    " I listened to the book, and was hooked when Andy, talking into his recorder, Mildred, complained about young people today running around with "pea-pods" in their ears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Mangigian | 11/6/2013

    " If you are a fan of Fat Andy and Chief Inspector Pascoe, this is a laugh out loud mystery whodunit! You will love it! Literally laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Newman | 11/2/2013

    " I picked up this book, read a few chapters, got really, really annoyed with the cute, perky e-mails -- blatant information dumps -- and put the book aside to read something else. But I had enjoyed Dalziel's musings into the recorder and had some hopes, from past experience, that matters would improve. So I picked up the book again and read it through. Once past the e-mails, I enjoyed the story and the characters, old and new. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rog Harrison | 10/17/2013

    " This is the second time I have read this. It's a great read though sometimes Reginald Hill does get over complicated and I am not sure if he did tie up all the loose ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Patterson | 10/15/2013

    " This is my night read from 11:30PM - around 1:00AM. I often wake up at three and do some owl reading as well. The book suits this light but engaging and wonderful peek into English mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira Sr. Fogarty | 10/5/2013

    " I particularly enjoyed this book, as Dalziel is convalescing and Pascoe takes the lead - the characters are wonderfully developed and the plot has a fine twist at the end. Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/29/2013

    " read as an audio book, really entertaining read, great story telling "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 8/1/2013

    " Of the many Reginald Hill books I have read this is my least favorite. Dalziel is even more crude in his thoughts than his spoken word if such can be imagined. The first time reader would find Pascoe colorless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/31/2013

    " I could only get through 1/2 of this wordy book. I think it had a great plot but it was too much work wading through ... I'd like to see a PBS mystery theatre production of it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 7/17/2013

    " I am not a big fan of reading dialect and so the fact that about half of this book is written as if Dalziel is speaking it or a young woman is emailing it really got on my nerves. My bad. Overall though, not a bad Dalziel/Pascoe mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Billyou | 6/21/2013

    " a perfectly fine trashy murder mystery if you're into that kind of thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 1/9/2013

    " That Reg. He never quits developing. He writes via a serious of emails, Dalziel talking into a tape recorder and third-person narrator. Took a bit, but the narrative voices were compelling. Frannie Roote is back, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Red Fields | 12/10/2012

    " Hill never disappoints! And he's gotten me to begin reading the Austen version of Sanditon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Carney | 8/23/2012

    " A very disappointing book. Too much of the book (well over a hundred pages) was wasted on uninteresting emails written by a dull minor character and longs ramblings by the convalescent Dalziel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/25/2012

    " In India, I read the UK version, "A Cure for All Diseases." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/9/2012

    " Way too long. By page 300 or so, I didn't give a rat's ass about who killed whom. This has been a problem with the last 3 books I've read. Aren't there any decent editors out there? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ned Thacker | 11/4/2011

    " "An expression that made Munch's Scream look like a smiley" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 3/29/2011

    " I listened to the book, and was hooked when Andy, talking into his recorder, Mildred, complained about young people today running around with "pea-pods" in their ears.











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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/11/2011

    " A fun read and a good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 2/17/2011

    " second of this series that I've "read" - listened to it. Excellent mystery series with lots of twists and turns. I did figure out the murderer but wasn't sure til the end. I'm a sucker for British mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryanne | 5/6/2009

    " The Dalziel and Pascoe team are my favourite detectives, I love the characters and turn of phrase.....do people really talk like that in Yorkshire? I would like to go there! As always Reginald Hill's story has lots of twists and turns and a surprise at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 7/21/2008

    " Hill is better and better, that's all. "

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About the Author
Author Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill has been widely published both in England and the United States. He received Britain’s most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. He lives with his wife in Cumbria, England.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Keeble, winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, combines his audio work with a busy theater and television career. He has been featured in over six hundred radio plays for the BBC, appearing in everything from Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who and The Archers, in which he played the evil Owen. As an Earphones Award–winning narrator, he is in high demand for his voice work. He has recorded over two hundred audiobooks.