- Series: Bill Slider Mysteries
- Paperback: 848 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (December 3, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751526762
- ISBN-13: 978-0751526769
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bill Slider Omnibus (Bill Slider Mysteries) Paperback – December 3, 1998
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A class act. The style is fast, funny, furious, the plotting crisply devious ... Lovely stuff.―Irish Times
Slider and his creator are real discoveries―Daily Mail
Experience shines through ... wit and humour as well as a suitably devious plot.―Oxford Mail
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Middle-class, middle-aged, and, according to his partner, menopausal, Detective Inspector Bill Slider is an endearing and beleaguered everyman. With these omnibus editions, detective fans who demand intelligence and heart are in for a real discovery.
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He is carried forward by an almost-crushing sense of responsibility for his world, which makes policing the only possible career for him. But while this has made him a good detective, it doesn't give him a black-and-white view of the world, nor make him a great police administrator. He handles his cases with a skill born of experience and intelligence, but somehow these fail him - or nearly so -- in handling what seem to him to be secondary and confusing matters, his career and private life.
I do not want anyone to get the impression that the writing is as, well, pedestrian as Inspector Slider. He may be a bit of an everyday man but Ms. Harrod-Eagles' prose is wonderfully turned-out. This author is a lively and playful wordsmith, her novel is well-written, and if I handled the language as well as she, I wouldn't just be writing reviews.
Oh, I could gripe that his team is not so well-drawn as I'd like (and Dalgleish's team is, of course - P.D. James has it all wonderfully down and I'll keep reading her!). I could ask that Slider's sergeant, Atherton, be fleshed out more - how'd he become a copper? But maybe, over in Omnibus #2, I'll find that out. I intend to read my way there, and see! The plot, at least in "Orchestrated Death", is a bit pushed-about as well. But months, years, after I read P.D. James, or Le Carre, or any really good writers, what I remember are not the plot turns, but the people I have met in the pages. I will certainly remember Inspector Slider.