Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Yesterday I finished reading the 6th book in Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe series, A Killing Kindness so I decided to look at the next book in the series Deadheads.
(Hybrid tea, coral and salmon, sweetly scented, excellent in the garden, susceptible to blackspot.)
Mrs Florence Aldermann was distressed by the evidence of neglect all around her.
Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.
These are the rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
- Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
- Post it.
- Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.
‘Tell me, Mrs Aldermann, is there anyone you can think of who might have wanted to do you a bad turn?’
Blurb – from the back cover of my tatty secondhand copy:
Life was a bed of roses for Patrick Aldermann when his Great Aunt Florence collapsed into her Madame Louis Laperrières and he inherited Rosemont House with its splendid gardens.
But when his boss, ‘Dandy’ Dick Elgood, suggested to Peter Pascoe that Aldermann was a murderer – then retracted the accusation – the Inspector was left with a thorny problem.
By then Police Cadet Singh, Mid-Yorkshire’s first Asian copper had dug up some very interesting information about Patrick’s elegant wife, Daphne.
Superintendent Dalziel, meanwhile, was attempting to relive the days of the Empire with Singh as his tea-wallah.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
9 thoughts on “My Friday Post: Deadheads by Reginald Hill”
Oh, I really hope you’ll like this one, Margaret. I think this series got better and better over time, so as you move along, you really see the ‘regular’ characters develop. And this has what I thought was a creepy (and I mean that as a compliment) undertone to it.
I really like the sound of this one! I’d love for everyone to check out mine at https://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/2020/02/its-cozy-food-friday-that-means-its_14.html
I do like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE JANES”
The quotes are interesting. Enjoy your current read!
Deadheads is my favorite Dalziel and Pascoe book of the ones I have read so far. I have only read up through Recalled to Life, which was also very good.
I’m intrigued!! Looks like a good read! Happy Valentine’s weekend!
I quite like that cover. I haven’t tried this series yet, but I would like it. I hope you are enjoying this one. I hope you have a great weekend.
I love the look of that cover! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Lauren @ Always Me
For some reason I don’t remember this one very well except for PC Singh – I loved his part of the story. Enjoy!
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