Category Archives: Reginald Hill

Celebrating Reginald Hill

As part of the Crime Writers’ Association’s Crime Writing Month the internet is playing host to a celebration of the life and work of Reginald Hill who died earlier this year. For the month of June a new post will … Continue reading

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The Stranger House and other stories

I finished Reginald Hill’s The Stranger House about a week ago but haven’t been able to write an even vaguely coherent review of it. Not because it’s not good but because I couldn’t think of anything new to say about how much … Continue reading

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The half-way point

As of the end of June I had finished 84 books (and abandoned another eight) which is a pretty good start to the year. I consider anything I rate 3 stars or above to be reading time well spent and … Continue reading

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A Review (and musings on storytelling) – The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

I’m going to provide even less of a plot synopsis for this book than my usual skimpy effort because a big part of my enjoyment of this book was that I knew so little about it to start with (I … Continue reading

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Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – May 2010

That was then I finished 15 books in May and, thankfully, had no DNFs (though I might have done had I not been too warm and lazy to get out bed and find a book other than this one). Only … Continue reading

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Review: Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill

Midnight Fugue is the 20th and final book to count towards the obsessed level for the 2010 Audio Book Challenge (that’s one challenge done, three to go for twenty ten). It is several months since he was nearly killed in an … Continue reading

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2009 – The Favourites

I don’t rely entirely on my ratings for including a book into my favourite reads of the year. There’s also an indefinable ‘something-about-it-stuck-in-my-head-long-after-finishing’ quality that comes into play and that element is unknown when I give my rating (which I … Continue reading

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Review: A Cure For All Diseases by Reginald Hill

Title: A Cure For All Diseases (the 23rd of 24 Dalziel and Pascoe novels and published as The Price of Butcher’s Meat in the US) Author: Reginald Hill Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books [2009] ISBN: N/A (bought via digital download … Continue reading

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