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
One Small Step (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 / The Death of Dalziel (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last National Service Man (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cure for All Diseases / The Price of Butcher's Meat (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Fugue (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last National Service Man is a prequel novella.

Publication Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Collections

Pascoe's Ghost (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
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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2 Responses to “Order of Dalziel & Pascoe Books”

  1. Mike Rogers: 3 months ago

    They’re MUCH MORE than police procedurals, though you can read and enjoy them as such… The TV adaptations do quite a good job with the characters, but can’t possibly contain all the witty turns of phrase that pop up in the narration (to say nothing of the allusions to literature that sit in the text like diamonds in an eccles cake…). If you aren’t familiar with Milton, Mahler and Emily Dickinson (to name but a few sources) you will be missing something – but there’s enough plain ordinary fare to satisfy anyone.

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  2. Mongoose218: 7 years ago

    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.

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