Winner of the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year!
'Reginald Hill is on stunning form!the climax is devastating' Marcel Berlins, The Times
When Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel witnesses a bizarre murder across the street from his own back garden, he is quite sure who the culprit is. After all, he's got to believe what he sees with his own eyes. But what exactly does he see? And is he mistaken? Peter Pascoe thinks so.
Dalziel senses the doubters around him, which only strengthens his resolve. To make matters worse, he's being pestered by an anonymous letter-writer, threatening suicide. Worse still, Pascoe seems intent on reminding him of the fact.
Meanwhile, the effervescent Eileen Chung is directing the Mystery Plays. And who does she have in mind for God? Daziel, of course. He shouldn't have too much difficulty acting the part!
`These novels last, like a grand malt whisky'
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`One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelists'
`One of the masters of the modern police procedural'