'He is probably the best living male crime writer in the English-speaking world' Andrew Taylor, Independent 'The finest male English contemporary crime writer. Compassionate, intelligent and entertaining' Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News 'He just keeps getting better and better Hill, a true master, never fails to shock and surprise' Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday 'One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelists' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'An increasingly lyrical and always humorous writer, he is first and foremost an instinctive and complete novelist who is blessed with a spontaneous storytelling gift' Frances Fyfield, Mail on Sunday
Reginald Hill is a native of Cumbria and a former resident of Yorkshire, the setting for his outstanding crime novels featuring Dalziel and Pascoe, 'the best detective duo on the scene bar none' (Daily Telegraph). His writing career began with the publication of A Clubbable Woman (1970), which introduced Chief Superintendent Andy Dalziel and DS Peter Pascoe. With their subsequent appearances Reginald Hill has won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Assocation Cartier Diamond Dagger for his lifetime contribution to the genre.