By Reginald Hill
Love, or at the least pornography, are on the market on the arty Calliope Kinema membership on posh, right Wilkinson sq.. in response to Yorkshire police superintendent Dalziel, it is all criminal. Detective Peter Pascoe, despite the fact that, does not think it. His dentist, who understands actual damaged enamel and blood while he sees them, insists that the gorgeous actress wasn't taking part in an element while it occurred. however the motion that puts Pascoe into the image is murder. The unexpected loss of life of the Calliope's owner quickly turns a sleazy intercourse flick into critical police enterprise. And now Dalziel and Pascoe are having a look into the all-too-human hope for discomfort, pleasure...and homicide.
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It's a free street. ' 'Oh aye. ' Briefly Pascoe outlined the plot. 'Oh, that one,' said Mrs Abbott. ' said Mrs Abbott. 'I don't think so,' said Pascoe. 'I was speaking figuratively. Before your boy-friend rescues you. You remember that sequence? ' 'I don't think so,' said Mrs Abbott. 'It's six months ago, of course. ' 'Hit on the face. So hard that you'd bleed. Lose a few teeth even,' said Pascoe, feeling as daft as she obviously thought he was. 'You are one of them funny buggers,' she said, laughing.
What's with this film anyway? ' Pascoe hesitated only a moment. She sounded cooperative and bright. At the worst he might pick something up from her reaction. He told her Shorter's theory. Her reaction was an outpouring of pleasantly gurgly laughter. 'I'm sorry,' he said. ' 'Funny,' she said. 'You think we pay actresses to get beaten up? ' 'If you beat them up enough, I suppose they come cheap,' said Pascoe with great acidity, tired of being made to feel foolish. 'Oh-ho! Snuff-films we're making now?
He didn't sit down immediately but strolled around the room, hoping he didn't look too like a policeman but not caring all that much if he did. Haggard was right. He was very comfortable. Was the room rather too self-consciously a gentleman's study? The rows of leather-bound volumes, the huge Victorian desk, the miniatures on the wall, the elegant chesterfield, the display cabinet full of snuff-boxes, these things must have impressed socially aspiring parents. I wonder, mused Pascoe, pausing before the cabinet, how they impress the paying customer now.
A Pinch of Snuff by Reginald Hill