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Publisher's Summary

Dalziel and Pascoe investigate allegations made about the Calliope Club, which screens pornographic movies. But before theirinvestigations bear fruit, the cinema is wrecked and its owner killed.
©2008 Reginald Hill (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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Smart Mystery

Hill writes with depth and clarity. His characters come alive because of his ability to describe multi-facet personalities. His mysteries are complex, well written and in the end, satisfying.

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Ah, Reginald!

Pascoe and Dalziel are always such an readable pair, and when Colin Buchanan narrates, they can't be beat. I wish Audible would release (in some cases, re-release) more of their stories, and they SHOULD ALL BE READ BY COLIN BUCHANAN. As in, do us all a favor and retire the ones read by Brian Glover.

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classic hill

Good story, great reader - what more can you ask for? I wish it had lasted longer. While the case being investigated is disturbing, the writing is so good that I laughed out loud in a couple of places. If only all audiobooks were so enjoyable.

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Reginald Hill and Colin Buchanan deliver once agai

Reginald Hill and Colin Buchanan deliver once again. An odd comment from his dentist has Pascoe investigating the local porn industry. This is followed by the home invasion and serious assault of a private cinema owner, an underage girl's allegation of carnal knowledge and a number of other facts and occurrences that all seem loosely, if not vaguely connected. But it's only after Dalziel and Pascoe stumble into an ongoing investigation and a crooked cop that things finally become clear. A top tier effort for my library and I'm looking forward to number six in the series.


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Another surprise!

I try to anticipate the stories and field of knowledge based on the titles and teasers offered by Audible, but I invariably find myself in a page=turning frenzy as I am led through of unexpected clues, events, and characters. This novel was no exception.

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  • 03-23-15

Reginald Hill

loved it I enjoy Reginald Hills books my favourite is The spy's Wife that is a good story

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  • 01-23-21

Dreadful narration!

I really enjoyed my first Reginald Hill Dalziel and Pascoe- narrated by Jonathan Keeble, sadly this didn’t compare!

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  • 11-11-18

a trip back to the TV series

this a Dalziel and pascoe I hadn't heard of before but it is as good a tale as the others if not my favourite. the narration is spot on and listening makes it almost as if Warren Clarke himself were doing the voice.

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  • 08-14-18

Engaging intelligent writing and interesting story

A detective novel which amongst many other gems throws in a reference to Mary Wollstonecraft gets 5* from me!

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  • LH, England
  • 04-01-18

Interesting story and a great narrator

What did you like most about A Pinch of Snuff?

Very easy to listen to.

Have you listened to any of Colin Buchanan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to several books narrated by Colin Buchanan and he is consistently good. I really like his narration style, he doesn't intrude into the story and acts all the different characters well. I am particularly impressed that he manages to act the parts of female characters believably - a rare talent.