Saturday, January 14, 2012

Reginald Hill Dead at 75; Farewell, Dalziel and Pascoe

British crime writer Reginald Hill, who in 1995 won the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, died Thursday at the age of 75.

His first book, A Clubbable Woman (1970), also became a BBC program, as illustrated here. His most recent book, released in 2010, was The Woodcutter. For an extensive list of his books, see his Wikipedia site.

We'll have more to say about his books -- but tonight is a significant football game that Dave's watching, and I'm reading some mysteries that I want to write about in tomorrow's posts. So I'll keep it short this evening and just say that we are both very sorry to learn of this ending, and hope that readers will honor Hill in the best way possible: by re-reading all his books, or getting to know them at last.

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