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Reginald Hill (1936–2012)

Autor(a) de On Beulah Height

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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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Reginald Hill

On Beulah Height (1998) 881 exemplares
Death Comes for the Fat Man (2007) 775 exemplares
A Clubbable Woman (1970) 725 exemplares
Dialogues of the Dead (2001) 705 exemplares
Bones and Silence (1990) 695 exemplares
Pictures of Perfection (1994) 675 exemplares
Good Morning, Midnight (2004) 648 exemplares
Death's Jest-Book (2002) 627 exemplares
The Price of Butcher's Meat (2008) 620 exemplares
An Advancement of Learning (1971) 617 exemplares
Ruling Passion (1973) 601 exemplares
The Woodcutter (2010) 574 exemplares
Arms and the Women (1999) 566 exemplares
Recalled to Life (1992) 561 exemplares
The Stranger House (2005) 554 exemplares
The Wood Beyond (1995) 533 exemplares
A Pinch of Snuff (1978) 528 exemplares
Deadheads (1983) 523 exemplares
Midnight Fugue (2009) 517 exemplares
An April Shroud (1975) 487 exemplares
Exit Lines (1984) 477 exemplares
A Killing Kindness (1971) 462 exemplares
Child's Play (1987) 414 exemplares
Under World (1988) 396 exemplares
Asking for the Moon (1994) 359 exemplares
Blood Sympathy (1993) 180 exemplares
Sing the Sadness (1999) 177 exemplares
Killing the Lawyers (1997) 160 exemplares
The Roar of the Butterflies (2008) 147 exemplares
The Spy's Wife (1980) 140 exemplares
Death of a Dormouse (1987) 130 exemplares
Born Guilty (1995) 129 exemplares
Fell of Dark (1972) 113 exemplares
Who Guards the Prince (1982) 111 exemplares
The Collaborators (1987) 100 exemplares
The Long Kill (1986) 86 exemplares
The Only Game (1991) 77 exemplares
A Fairly Dangerous Thing (1972) 64 exemplares
Another Death in Venice (1976) 58 exemplares
Dream of Darkness (1989) 55 exemplares
A Very Good Hater (1974) 54 exemplares
One Small Step (1545) 50 exemplares
Traitor's Blood (1983) 34 exemplares
No Man's Land (1985) 33 exemplares
The Castle of the Demon (1971) 30 exemplares
Red Christmas (1972) 28 exemplares
Heart Clock (1973) 24 exemplares
Albion! Albion! (1974) 18 exemplares
Beyond the Bone (2000) 16 exemplares
Urn Burial (1975) 11 exemplares
Death Takes the Low Road (1977) 10 exemplares
Captain Fantom (1978) 7 exemplares
The Low Road (1998) 7 exemplares
Under World/Bones and silence (2001) 4 exemplares
For Love Nor Money (2005) 3 exemplares
Singleton's Law (1684) 2 exemplares
Uncle Harry 2 exemplares
The Game of Dog 1 exemplar
Stranger House 1 exemplar
INEDITO 1 exemplar
The Cancellation (1996) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Last Seen Wearing... (1952) — Introdução, algumas edições170 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
The Detection Collection (2005) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Detective Duos (1997) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 1 (2010) — Autor; Autor — 24 exemplares
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Crime Writers (1978) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 2 (2010) — Autor — 17 exemplares
Green for Danger (2003) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Man Who ... (1992) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Crime After Crime (1998) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Original Sins (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Crime in the City (2004) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 3 (2011) 7 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 4 (2011) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 5 (2012) — Autor — 5 exemplares
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 6 (2012) — Contribuidor; Autor — 4 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 9 (2014) — Autor; Autor — 4 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 10 (2006) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 7 (2013) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 8 (2013) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Crime on the Move (2005) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe (Series 1-12) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 11 (2015) 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Hill, Reginald Charles
Outros nomes
Morland, Dick
Ruell, Patrick
Underhill, Charles
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Ravenglass, Cumbria, England, UK
Locais de residência
Cumbria, England, UK
Carlisle Grammar School
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
short-story writer
crime novelist
Prémios e menções honrosas
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1995
Caradoc King (AP Watt)

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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 em Crime, Thriller & Mystery (Novembro 2012)
Reginald Hill em British & Irish Crime Fiction (Janeiro 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.
KatchkaS | 8 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |



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