Tuppence fancy

Nottingham Evening Post, October 2 2004

Good Morning, Midnight, by Reginald Hill, HarperCollins, £6.99

This is the 20th outing for Dalziel and Pascoe, the Morecambe and Wise of detective fiction, and it's as enjoyable as ever - providing you like your plots ornate. The hook is the identical suicides, ten years apart, of a father and son. Investigation draws out a tale of adultery, jealousy, incestuous lust, and a stepmother's love. You can judge Hill's class by the way it all fleetingly seems to make sense.