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Summary

They moved everyone that long hot summer fifteen years ago. They needed a new reservoir and an old community seemed a cheap price to pay. They even dug up the dead and moved them too.

But four inhabitants of the valley they couldn't move, for nobody knew where they were. Three little girls had gone missing, and the prime suspect in their disappearance, Benny Lightfoot. This was Andy Dalziel's worst case and now fifteen years on he looks set to relive it.

It's another long hot summer. A child goes missing in the next valley, and old fears arise as someone sprays the deadly message on the wall of Danby: BENNY'S BACK!

Music and myth mingle as the Mid-Yorkshire team delve into their pasts and into their own reserves of experience and endurance in search of answers which threaten to bring more pain than they resolve.

©1998 Reginald Hill (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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"Hill is an instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift" (Frances Fyfield, Mail on Sunday)

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  • Patricia
  • scunthorpe, United Kingdom
  • 25-03-15

Most enjoyable book to listen to.

Reginald Hill was a great writer but Jonathon Keeble made this book even better with his narration. He can do a 'reet Yorkshire' accent brilliantly. Despite the difficult subject matter I smiled a lot throughout this book at Daziel's quips and observations and Keeble's delivery of them. Very good book, good story line, brilliant narrator.

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What a brilliant read

Where does On Beulah Height rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its in the top ten for sure, I was captured from the first chapter

What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Jonathan Keeble is one of the top three narrators in the audible selections. He can portray all the characters as I believe the author would want

Any additional comments?

This was my first D&P book and will not be my last. I was originally put off because of the TV show, but the writing style plu the narration by Jonathan Keeble were superb.

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How high can Hill go?

Great to have some new Dalziel and Pascoe books read by a proper narrator. Whoever has influence should get Jonathan Keeble to redo all the books butchered by Brian Glover

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Good read, perfectly narrated

Usual laugh a minute retorts from Fat Andy and company overlayed on credible yet unpredictable plot.

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Fantastic story read by a fantastic voice actor

A fantastic story made all the better by the many voices of Jonathan Keeble thank you

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Excellent again.

I do wonder how Reginald Hill continually produces such good stories of such amazing length.
Well done Reggie, on to the next one for me.

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Kept me guessing until the end

i eeally enjoyed. good plot and kept my interest but found some of narrators accents irritating. will be buying others in series now!

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Excellent.

Remembered watching this episode when it was on TV but was recently told that this story was voted the best murder mystery book by fellow crime author Val Mcdermid. (Wire in the Blood) Great read.]

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So funny and yet trilling

Mr is a. Great writer and mr keebles makes it perfect.the bit about the monkey and the boyfriend ( being raped by an ape) wish mr keebles was the narrator on all mr hills books doesn’t seem half as good with other narrator.

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  • 06-02-18

Well written, good storyline

Hill's stories are well-crafted and well-thought out. This one does not disappoint. Although the story is in some ways hard to listen to (subject matter), it is nevertheless well done.
As in all Hill's stories the ends all tie in together. They are good to listen to more than once because subsequent reads reveal more links than the first read.
Jonathan Keeble is a wonderful narrator, brings the characters to life.

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  • Sharon
  • 09-02-17

Very good book

Truly enjoyable, if a bit disturbing. Another score for Reginald Hill, one of the best out there.

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  • David Silb
  • 30-09-17

Intriguing story beautifully told

Wonderful reader one of Hills best his use of fantasy and dream along with language make great literature as well as a great mystery

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  • Deedles
  • 04-09-15

Splendid.

Classic Andy and Pascoe with the always clever Wield and the up and coming Novello make this a winner.

Excellent narration by one of the great voice actors. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Carmen
  • 07-07-15

A mystery written like literature.

It is so difficult these days to find a good mystery with great characters that is also well written and a pleasure to the English language ear. Beulah Height kept me caught up in its characters and story for many days.

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