(1990) Novel: "Bones and Silence".
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[when the 21st Dalziel and Pascoe novel was published in 2007, an interviewer asked him if this was his 48th published novel to date] That sounds very reasonable. I counted religiously till I got to 10, then in a more secular fashion till I got to 20, and after that I lost interest in keeping a tally. I mean, if 20 doesn't mean you're a real writer, then what number does?
He was the son of a professional rugby player who was the evident model for the rugby star in "A Clubbable Woman." After studying English at Oxford, he became a teacher, but gave it up in 1980 to become a full-time writer.