Reginald Hill


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in West Hartlepool, County Durham, The United Kingdom
April 03, 1936

Died
January 12, 2012

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Reginald Charles Hill is a contemporary English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

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.

Hill is best known for his more than 20 novels featuring the Yorkshire detectives Andrew Dalziel, Peter Pascoe and Edgar Wield. He has also written more than 30 other novels, including five featuring Joe Sixsmith, a black machine operator turned private detective in a fictional Luton. No
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“then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven.”
Reginald Hill, On Beulah Height

“So what to do? . . . She shook her head impatiently. Choice is a largely delusional concept, her tutor used to say. Whether in politics, morals or shopping, we have far less than we imagine. In the end what we have to do often doesn't even figure on our list of pseudo-options.”
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“His attitude to physical clues was rather like that of the modern Christian to miracles. They could happen, but probably not just at the moment.”
Reginald Hill, An April Shroud

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