Snuff. The 39th Discworld novel sees Sam Vimes investigating a countryhouse murder, and is Terry Pratchett’s fiftieth book. Snuff is the 39th novel by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld series after I Shall Wear Midnight. It went on sale on Thursday 13th October and was the. Snuff (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a .

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There are always things rustling discwolrd the undergrowth, you can never be sure that someone isn’t hiding behind that hedge, and there are no streets. His wife entertaining the local gentry and his son becoming obsessed with pooVimes goes for a walk, visits the local pub, gets into a fight with a blacksmith, and discovers that a murder has been committed.

No one cares – after all, the victim was just a goblin.

But to Vimes, a crime is a crime and there must be a punishment. However, he has no jurisdictionno body, and no clues. His only allies are his wife and his Battle Butler. Then the local police, who have jurisdiction, turn up to arrest him.

Snuff by Terry Pratchett – review

And his wife still won’t let him eat bacon sandwiches. Continuing with themes introduced in Unseen AcademicalsSnuff heavily deconstructs Fantastic Racism. Nobby Nobbs gets a goblin girlfriend.


The second Discworld novel not to feature Death as a character.


Preceded in the series overall by Unseen Discworlvand in the Watch series by Thud! It is followed by Raising Steam. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

According to the writer of the discwogld selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.

And Commander Sam Vimes of the Discwlrld City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for snff a mere body in the wardrobe, but many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.

He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and occasionally out of his mind, but not out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

Snuff (Discworld, #39; City Watch #8) by Terry Pratchett

But not quite all Now, my lad, the commander here is trusted by the Diamond King of Trolls and the Low King of the Dwarfs, who would only have to utter a word for your measly carcass to come under the caress of a large number of versatile axes, and by Lady Margolotta of Uberwald, who trusts very few people, and by Lord Vetinari of Ankh-Morpork, who doesn’t trust anybody at all.


You may think you see me lighting a cigar, Willikins, but on this occasion, I think, you eyes may turn out to be at fault, do you understand? Yes, and in fact I am deaf as well, commander. You learned to smell blood.

It smelled like metal. Now, people would say that metal doesn’t smell, it does, but it smells like blood. No, sir, it’s your house, and since I am your personal manservant I, by the irrevocable laws of the servants’ hall, outrank every one of the lazy buggers!

Never in the field of coffee-making had so much of the stuff been sprayed so far and over so many.