Reginald Hill

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Reginald Hill was brought up in Cumbria, and has returned there after many years in Yorkshire. With his first crime novel, A Clubbable Woman, he was hailed as ‘the crime novel’s best hope’ and twenty years on he has more than fulfilled that prophecy, publishing a cornucopia of crime fiction gems.


A teller of tales from his earliest years, Reg had his creative epiphany aged seven when he discovered people actually got paid for making things up. From that day on he was always certain that one day he would become a writer. He spent many years as a teacher in Yorkshire which provided the inspiration and setting for the novels featuring the Falstaffian figure of Andy Dalziel, Head of Mid Yorkshire CID. In 1970 his first book, A Clubbable Woman, was published by Collins and featured Dalziel and his more sensitive sidekick, Peter Pascoe. Hill was hailed as ‘the crime novel’s best hope’ and, thirty years on, he has more than fulfilled that prophecy. The series of 21 books (and counting) featuring the ever-popular pair has have gone from strength to strength and been turned into a hugely successful BBC television series featuring Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan.

Reg’s latest book, The Woodcutter, was published on 22 July 2010.

Here are a small selection of Reg’s many titles. For more information click on any of the jackets below
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Neil White

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Born above a shoe shop in the mid-1960’s, Neil spent most of his childhood in Wakefield in West Yorkshire as his father pursued a career in the shoe trade. This took Neil to Bridlington in his teens, where he failed all his exams and discovered that doing nothing soon turns into long-term unemployment.

Re-inventing himself, Neil returned to education in his 20’s, qualified as a solicitor when he was 30, and now spends his days in the courtroom and his evenings writing crime fiction.

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Here are a selection of Neil’s books. Click on the jacket for more information

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