By Reginald Hill
Superintendent Dalziel falls for the lately bereaved Mrs Fielding's considerable charms, and should be rescued from a muddle of clean corpses through Inspector Pascoe. After seeing Inspector Pascoe off on his honeymoon with a couple of ill-chosen phrases, Superintendent Andy Dalziel quickly runs into hassle and water on his personal solitary vacation. Rescued through a host of a bit of joyful mourners, he accompanies them again to their rundown mansion to dry off. the landlord of Lake condo, Bonnie Fielding, turns out much less afflicted through her husband's tragic dying than via the matter of saving the relations fortunes. brought on not just via a certified interest but additionally by means of a extra own curiosity in Mrs Fielding's plentiful charms, Dalziel remains on. by the point Pascoe reappears, there were numerous extra deaths and it looks like the more often than not hard-headed Dalziel may have compromised himself past redemption!
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Headingley knew better than to resist when Dalziel insisted. He watched the broad strong hand pour another measure of scotch into his glass. There was no unsteadiness, no wastage. 'A small one,' to Dalziel was the precise equivalent of a Scottish pub double. Dalziel's ancestry had long been subsumed by his Yorkshire upbringing, but in some matters he was true to his heritage. He tended to become very sad at the sight of an English small whisky and very irritated when people mispronounced his name.
Dalziel sat down cautiously. ' exclaimed the old man. 'I recognize them. Even the slippers. ' 'My clothes were wet,' explained Dalziel, thinking that someone ought to have persuaded the old man also to a change of clothing. The raincoat and umbrella had not been able to protect the bottom of his trousers and his shoes from a soaking. 'I'm sorry about your son,' he said. 'Why? ' 'No. How could I? ' 'So you say. So you say. Men come, men go, and it's all put down to accident. ' 'Your daughter-in-law?
I'm sorry to leave you alone, Mr Dalziel,' she said. 'But we have to have a business conference. ' 'Thanks,' he said. ' 'That boy. ' Dalziel did not deny it. 'He sounds a sensible lad,' he said, indicating the note. ' she asked, surprised. 'Well, it's neatly laid out. One, two, three. I like that,' he said with the authority of one whose own official reports were infamous for their brevity. I came, I saw, I arrested was the Dalziel ideal according to Pascoe. 'It's possible to be methodical and still find trouble,' she answered.