Death's Jest Book (Dalziel & Pascoe, Book 20) by Reginald Hill

By Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill's best-selling duo, Dalziel and Pascoe, go back during this exceptional, complicated and eventually relocating crime novel: 'Reginald Hill is without doubt one of the most sensible dwelling crime author within the English-speaking world' -- self sufficient In T.L. Beddoes' play Death's Jest-Book, the lifeless won't lie nonetheless within the grave and the residing frequently want they can. And Reginald Hill's novel is way an analogous -- other than probably for a number of extra jests. The dead-pan joker, Franny Roote, is operating on his lifeless friend's unfinished biography of Beddoes, and with unfinished company among himself and DCI Pascoe to house besides. 3 times Pascoe has been unsuitable approximately Roote. This time he's decided to depart no grave-stone unturned as he attempts to turn out that the ex-con and aspiring educational is mad, undesirable and unsafe to grasp. in the meantime, Edgar Wield, Quixote-like, rides to the rescue of a kid at risk, and unearths he's obtained a rent-boy less than his wing. In go back, the boy information him off in regards to the heist of a pricesless treasure, and shortly Wieldy's torn among holding the boy and doing his responsibility. His superiors may have concerns, yet DC Hat Bowler's waiting for a pleased New 12 months with the woman of his goals. the difficulty is that that woman is Rye Pomona and her goals are jam-packed with a horror too negative to inform -- even supposing Charley Penn throws all his energies into attempting to just do that. And over all this task broods the massive type of Mid-Yorkshire CID's First Mover, DS Andy Dalziel. As difficulty builds, the fats guy discovers (as many deities earlier than him) that omniscience should be extra hassle than its worthy, and that typically all omnipotence potential is that you should have any color you love, so long as it's black.

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Jude schildert er im Rückblick aus dem Jahre 2001, was die neunziger Jahre der Welt gebracht haben und noch bringen werden. »Wir sampeln im Channel-Surfer-Stil moderne und postmoderne Philosophien von Marx und Bakunin bis zu Foucault und Donna Haraway. Darüberhaus behandeln wir philosophische Fragen des Gehirn-Fickens sowie magische und neue Techniken der Selbstprogrammierung«, sagt R. U. Sirius. »Und wir bieten viel harte technische Information, Outlaw-Wissen, das man sonst nur in anarchistischen Broschüren findet: Wie man sich in Bankkonten reinhackt, wie man sich in einer Hightech-Gesellschaft eine neue Identität besorgt, Dokumente fälscht, die eigene Wetware upgradet, wie man sich durch plastische Chirurgie verändert, Drogen anrührt, Spionage betreibt.

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