|Series||Dalziel and Pascoe series, #3|
|Publisher||Collins Crime Club|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ4.H64856 Ru PR6058.I448|
|Preceded by||An Advancement of Learning|
|Followed by||An April Shroud|
Ruling Passion is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the third novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. The novel opens with Detective Peter Pascoe arriving at what should have been a reunion of old friends. Instead he walks in on the scene of a grisly triple-murder. To solve the crime, Pascoe needs both his superior officer, Andy Dalziel and his romantic partner—and Dalziel's feminist antagonist—Elli.
- 1973, London: Collins Crime Club ISBN 0-00-231710-9, Pub date April 1973, Hardback
- 1987, London: Harper Collins ISBN 0-586-07260-8
- 2008, New York: Felony & Mayhem Press ISBN 978-1-934609-17-0, Pub date September 2008.
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