Dalziel and Pascoe is a series of crime fiction novels by English author Reginald Hill. The series’ protagonists are Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel and Detective Sergeant Peter Pascoe. The series is set in Yorkshire, England. Reginald breaks many traditions, including telling the story out of order and having Peter’s wife tell some of the story. The detectives do not always get the bad guy, which definitely adds to the unpredictability of the mysteries. The books were adapted to a BBC television series.

Reginald Hill began his Dalziel and Pascoe series in 1970 with Hill’s debut novel A Clubbable Woman. The series would last 24 novels (including novellas and short story collections), ending with Midnight Fugue in 2009. Below is a list of Reginald Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Books


A Clubbable Woman(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Advancement of Learning(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruling Passion(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An April Shroud(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pinch of Snuff(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killing Kindness(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadheads(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Exit Lines(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child's Play(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under World(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones and Silence(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Recalled to Life(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pictures of Perfection(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wood Beyond(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Beulah Height(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arms and the Women(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dialogues of the Dead(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death's Jest-Book(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Morning, Midnight(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Comes for the Fat Man(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cure for All Diseases(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Fugue(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Collections


Asking for the Moon(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Death Comes for the Fat Man is also known as The Death of Dalziel. A Cure For All Diseases is alternatively titled The Price of Butcher’s Meat.

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  • Mongoose218

    REALLY a good series of police procedurals, with great characters, and always an interesting plot….the oldest are a bit dated, but not so much they’re not still enjoyable.