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Prominent businessman Pal Maciver locked himself in his study and shot himself—it’s an open-and-shut case as far as Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is concerned. Except that Maciver’s father died in an almost identical manner ten years earlier—and “Fat Andy” was the investigating officer. 

Pal’s strange and estranged relationship with his beautiful, enigmatic stepmother, Kay Kafka, also raises warning flags. And the family’s shady corporate dealings carry two apparent acts of self-slaughter far beyond the borders of Yorkshire, causing policeman Peter Pascoe to question his superior’s reticence … and his motives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Some rare series manage to move almost miraculously from strength to strength, getting better and richer with each new entry...In Good Morning, Midnight, that oldest of genre conventions—the apparent suicide inside a locked room—is given such fresh life that you’ll wonder why other writers handle it so badly...You’re in that special library of art and action that keeps Dalziel and Pascoe so full of original energy.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Hill captures the flavor and tone of mid-Yorkshire village life...as he unwindes skeins of intrigue, passion, and betrayal...There aren’t many novels in which the words themselves help add to the challenge of identifying a killer.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Literate, nuanced, dark-souled...Hill keeps the reader mesmerized.”

    Providence Journal

  • “A reminder of the cunning mysteries and often dazzling prose that made him one of the best crime writers ever. Always the master of the complex plot, Reginald Hill has produced another fine mystery with its roots in the past, in which the long relationship between the two detectives continues to develop.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Riveting...Mystery writing at its best...Good Morning, Midnight is a real treat. The characters are deftly drawn, the plot constantly delivers surprises, and the assured narrative demonstrates again what a terrific comic writer he is.”

    Observer (London)

  • “As absorbing and enjoyable as anything Reginald Hill has produced. The writing, is brilliant, witty, and erudite...The sharply etched characters are memorably individual.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “A superbly crafted thriller.”

    Express (London)

  • “Very adroitly done...Good Morning, Midnight amounts to far more in the totality of its ingredients than do the novels that Hill has been writing for the last decade or more. This one is superior by several degrees: exciting, amusing, original, thoughtful, and intricately constructed...Hill pulls together all the strings in masterly fashion, keeping the story barreling along.”

    Toronto Star

  • “As the elegant solution to this multifaceted tale unfolds, award-winning British mystery writer Reginald Hill raises deeper issues. For at the heart of the mystery is a series of emotional attachments that defy the laws of logic and common sense—relationships ranging from platonic friendship and marriage to an unexpected affair.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A complex and deeply satisfying tale...one part traditional English whodunit and one part shadowy corporate thriller...Throughout, Pascoe and Dalziel are their usual witty, intelligent selves; they continue to be two of the more interesting police detectives in modern crime fiction...Hill has provided readers with a superior example of the mystery form—one with a delicious cold sting in the final pages.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Hill is in splendid form here, his plot masterful, his scenario up-to-the-minute regarding world events, and his writing suspenseful, stylish, literary, and even philosophical. Topnotch crime fiction from a master.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A dazzler—Hill’s best in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sandpaper-voiced Shaun Dooley...excels in the many long dialogue and monologue passages, which he delivers with depth, color, and understatement.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by That70sheidi | 4/28/2011

    " I lost part of the audiobook file so I missed out on what the actual Midnight in question had to do with anything, but the rest of it was as solid and entertaining as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lou | 3/1/2011

    " Avery strange story revolving around the suicide, perhaps murder, of a local big shot. It seems like everyone is lying and everything is going around in circles while Pascoe pursues clusure.

    This book was a bit too convoluted for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 2/17/2010

    " excellent book as far as story, characters and language
    will have to read more of Hill

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 2/2/2010

    " Several chapter 1's in this book. I put it aside because I thought it was a book of short stories. It isn't, but with many locations and characters it was hard to follow at first. This book is interesting and well written. It is the first book I have read by Reginald Hill, but I will read more. "

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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.