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Reginald Hill (1936–2012)

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About the Author

Reginald Hill has received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger, for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. (Publisher Provided) Reginald Hill was born in Hartlepool, England on April 3, 1936. He received an English degree from St. näytä lisää Catherine's College, Oxford University and worked as a teacher until 1980, when he retired to become a full-time writer. His first novel, A Clubbable Woman, was published in 1970. During his lifetime, he wrote over 50 books that range from historical novels to science fiction including Fell of Dark, No Man's Land, The Spy's Wife, and The Woodcutter. He was best known for the Dalziel and Pascoe series and the Joe Sixsmith series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Patrick Ruell, Dick Morland, and Charles Underhill. He received the 1990 Golden Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for Bones and Silence and the 1995 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement. He died from a brain tumor on January 12, 2012 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Beulahin kukkulalla (1998) 882 kappaletta
Death Comes for the Fat Man (2007) 775 kappaletta
A Clubbable Woman (1970) 725 kappaletta
Dialogues of the Dead (2001) 706 kappaletta
Bones and Silence (1990) 698 kappaletta
Pictures of Perfection (1994) 676 kappaletta
Good Morning, Midnight (2004) 648 kappaletta
Death's Jest-Book (2002) 627 kappaletta
The Price of Butcher's Meat (2008) 620 kappaletta
Opin kirot (1971) 617 kappaletta
Ruling Passion (1973) 602 kappaletta
The Woodcutter (2010) 574 kappaletta
Arms and the Women (1999) 566 kappaletta
Elämään palautettu (1992) 560 kappaletta
The Stranger House (2005) 554 kappaletta
The Wood Beyond (1995) 536 kappaletta
Kuolema kuvassa (1978) 529 kappaletta
Deadheads (1983) 523 kappaletta
Midnight Fugue (2009) 517 kappaletta
An April Shroud (1975) 487 kappaletta
Viimeinen viesti (1984) 477 kappaletta
Tappava hellyys (1971) 463 kappaletta
Child's Play (1987) 414 kappaletta
Under World (1988) 397 kappaletta
Asking for the Moon (1994) 361 kappaletta
Blood Sympathy (1993) 180 kappaletta
Sing the Sadness (1999) 177 kappaletta
Killing the Lawyers (1997) 160 kappaletta
The Roar of the Butterflies (2008) 147 kappaletta
The Spy's Wife (1980) 140 kappaletta
Pähkinähiiren kuolema (1987) 130 kappaletta
Born Guilty (1995) 129 kappaletta
Fell of Dark (1972) 113 kappaletta
Ken vartijaksi prinssin valitaan (1982) 111 kappaletta
The Collaborators (1987) 100 kappaletta
The Long Kill (1986) 86 kappaletta
The Only Game (1991) 77 kappaletta
A Fairly Dangerous Thing (1972) 64 kappaletta
Another Death in Venice (1976) 58 kappaletta
Dream of Darkness (1989) 55 kappaletta
A Very Good Hater (1974) 54 kappaletta
One Small Step (1545) 50 kappaletta
Traitor's Blood (1983) 34 kappaletta
No Man's Land (1985) 33 kappaletta
The Castle of the Demon (1971) 30 kappaletta
Red Christmas (1972) 28 kappaletta
Heart Clock (1973) 24 kappaletta
Albion! Albion! (1974) 18 kappaletta
Beyond the Bone (2000) 16 kappaletta
Urn Burial (1975) 11 kappaletta
Death Takes the Low Road (1977) 10 kappaletta
Captain Fantom (1978) 7 kappaletta
The Low Road (1998) 7 kappaletta
Under World/Bones and silence (2001) 4 kappaletta
For Love Nor Money (2005) 3 kappaletta
Singleton's Law (1684) 2 kappaletta
Uncle Harry 2 kappaletta
The Game of Dog 1 kappale
Stranger House 1 kappale
INEDITO 1 kappale
The Cancellation (1996) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 392 kappaletta
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Avustaja — 197 kappaletta
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Avustaja — 195 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Avustaja — 184 kappaletta
Last Seen Wearing... (1952) — Johdanto, eräät painokset170 kappaletta
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta
The Detection Collection (2005) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Detective Duos (1997) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 1 (2010) — Tekijä; Tekijä — 24 kappaletta
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Crime Writers (1978) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 2 (2010) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta
Green for Danger (2003) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
The Man Who ... (1992) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Crime After Crime (1998) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Original Sins (2010) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Crime in the City (2004) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 3 (2011) 7 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 4 (2011) — Tekijä — 6 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 5 (2012) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 7 (2013) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 6 (2012) — Avustaja; Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 9 (2014) — Tekijä; Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 10 (2006) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 8 (2013) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Crime on the Move (2005) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe (Series 1-12) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 11 (2015) 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Hill, Reginald Charles
Muut nimet
Morland, Dick
Ruell, Patrick
Underhill, Charles
Maa (karttaa varten)
West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, UK
Ravenglass, Cumbria, England, UK
Cumbria, England, UK
Carlisle Grammar School
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
short-story writer
crime novelist
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1995
Caradoc King (AP Watt)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Hill was born to a "very ordinary" working-class family—his father was a professional footballer long before sportsmen earned riches—but began reading young. His mother was a great fan of Golden-Age crime writers, and he discovered the genre while fetching her library-books. After National Service (1955–57) and studying English at St Catherine's College, Oxford University (1957–60) he worked as a teacher for many years, rising to Senior Lecturer at Doncaster College of Education. In 1980 he retired from salaried work in order to devote himself full-time to writing.



Reginald Hill, Crime, Thriller & Mystery (marraskuu 2012)
Reginald Hill, British & Irish Crime Fiction (tammikuu 2011)


Couldn’t get beyond about a third of the way into the book. Too many pointlessly eccentric characters who weren’t appearing to pull together in the direction of any plot.
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KatchkaS | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 6, 2023 |
The old trick of splitting a central character into two very different parts and using the tension to create literary sparks has worked for writers as diverse as Rex Stout (Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin) and Patrick O'Brian (Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin).

Nobody in the mystery field does it better these days than Hill, whose down-and-dirty Inspector Dalziel (pronounced Dah-eel in the A&E TV series) jigs and jousts wonderfully with his smart, sensitive sidekick Pascoe.

Their latest outing is one of the best in the series, with Pascoe digging up some old bones and family secrets from his own past

A ravaged wood, a man in uniform long dead -- this is not a World War One battlefield, but Wanwood House, a pharmaceutical research centre. Peter Pascoe attends his grandmother's funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him too into wartorn woods in search of his great-grandfather who fought and died in Passchendaele. Seeing the wood for the trees is the problem for Andy Dalziel when he finds himself fancying an animal rights activist, depite her possible complicity in a murderous assault and her appalling taste in whisky. A mind-bending puzzle leading us on the wild side of the pastoral.

Convoluted story line, shifting between the first world war and the present day, mixed in with desertion, cowardice, and bent ex coppers being involved in animal experiments. I found this to be a so-so story, and not in a rush to read another
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nordie | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 14, 2023 |
Exit Lines by Reginald Hill is part of the Dalziel and Pascoe series and as three old men die on a dark and stormy November night, we are left wondering how and why they met their fate. While one seems to have died during the course of a burglary, another died from a combination of a fall and exposure, and the third was a traffic accident, but at least one witness swears that a drunken Dalziel was the driver leaving the local reporters wondering if this is a police cover-up. Each elderly man left a dying statement that, instead of helping, actually made things even more confusing.

Although I am not this author's biggest fan, the plot here was interesting and complex. I found the author’s use of humour helped to keep the story on track. The issues of aging, death, and senility were used in a way that showed humanity and intelligence. Although Dalziel was mostly a background presence, Pascoe and others on the police team were able to bring the book to a satisfactory conclusion.
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DeltaQueen50 | 1 muu arvostelu | Oct 14, 2023 |
Maybe even 4.5*... I liked the way the main plot was interwoven with the secondary mystery of the 'Dark Lady'. I was certain that I had spotted who the Dark Lady was but in the end was shown to be wrong (though my guess wasn't a bad one).

I loved the writing in this book and may end up reading this whole series. The one major obstacle to my deciding to do that is that I find Dalziel so very unappealing. It isn't just his vulgarity but also his rotten behaviour to his colleagues and sometimes questionable methods. I have watched the TV adaptation and Dalziel is even worse in the book! However, the team of crass DSI Dalziel, college-educated DI Peter Pascoe & gay DS Wield makes for an interesting cross-section.

One small detail - I was surprised by how tall Eileen Chung was (75 inches = 6'3"), especially as her mother was Malaysian and Asian women averaged a height of ~5' even into the 1990s. It was mentioned a few times during the book and each time I was startled.
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leslie.98 | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |



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