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Reginald Hill (1936–2012)

Forfatter af Døde børns sange

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Reginald Hill has received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger, for his Dalziel/Pascoe series. (Publisher Provided) Reginald Hill was born in Hartlepool, England on April 3, 1936. He received an English degree from St. vis mere Catherine's College, Oxford University and worked as a teacher until 1980, when he retired to become a full-time writer. His first novel, A Clubbable Woman, was published in 1970. During his lifetime, he wrote over 50 books that range from historical novels to science fiction including Fell of Dark, No Man's Land, The Spy's Wife, and The Woodcutter. He was best known for the Dalziel and Pascoe series and the Joe Sixsmith series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Patrick Ruell, Dick Morland, and Charles Underhill. He received the 1990 Golden Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for Bones and Silence and the 1995 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement. He died from a brain tumor on January 12, 2012 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Serier

Værker af Reginald Hill

Døde børns sange (1998) 897 eksemplarer
Dalziels død (2007) 784 eksemplarer
Dialoger med de døde (2001) 714 eksemplarer
Mysteriespil (1990) 703 eksemplarer
Good Morning, Midnight (2004) 657 eksemplarer
Dødens skæmtebog (2002) 635 eksemplarer
A Cure for All Diseases (2008) 629 eksemplarer
Hvad statuen gemte (1971) 626 eksemplarer
Ruling Passion (1973) 607 eksemplarer
The Woodcutter (2010) 580 eksemplarer
Våben og kvinder : en ellieade (1999) 571 eksemplarer
Tilbage til livet (1992) 567 eksemplarer
The Stranger House (2005) 565 eksemplarer
The Wood Beyond (1995) 538 eksemplarer
Stærk tobak (1978) 533 eksemplarer
Deadheads (1983) 529 eksemplarer
Midnight Fugue (2009) 528 eksemplarer
An April Shroud (1975) 492 eksemplarer
De sidste ord (1984) 484 eksemplarer
A Killing Kindness (1971) 471 eksemplarer
Arven (1987) 425 eksemplarer
Den stejle afgrund (1988) 401 eksemplarer
Asking for the Moon (1994) 363 eksemplarer
Det ligger i blodet (1993) 183 eksemplarer
Sing the Sadness (1999) 178 eksemplarer
Killing the Lawyers (1997) 162 eksemplarer
The Roar of the Butterflies (2008) 150 eksemplarer
The Spy's Wife (1980) 142 eksemplarer
Born Guilty (1995) 132 eksemplarer
Death of a Dormouse (1987) 132 eksemplarer
Fell of Dark (1972) 114 eksemplarer
Who Guards the Prince (1982) 113 eksemplarer
The Collaborators (1987) 102 eksemplarer
The Long Kill (1986) 87 eksemplarer
The Only Game (1991) 80 eksemplarer
A Fairly Dangerous Thing (1972) 64 eksemplarer
Another Death in Venice (1976) 60 eksemplarer
Dream of Darkness (1989) 56 eksemplarer
A Very Good Hater (1974) 55 eksemplarer
One Small Step (1545) 51 eksemplarer
Traitor's Blood (1983) 36 eksemplarer
Red Christmas (1972) 35 eksemplarer
No Man's Land (1985) 34 eksemplarer
The Castle of the Demon (1971) 32 eksemplarer
Heart Clock (1973) 24 eksemplarer
Albion! Albion! (1974) 19 eksemplarer
Beyond the Bone (2000) 18 eksemplarer
Death Takes the Low Road (1977) 11 eksemplarer
Urn Burial (1975) 11 eksemplarer
Captain Fantom (1978) 8 eksemplarer
The Low Road (1998) 7 eksemplarer
Under World/Bones and silence (2001) 4 eksemplarer
For Love Nor Money (2005) 3 eksemplarer
Singleton's Law (1684) 3 eksemplarer
Uncle Harry 2 eksemplarer
INEDITO 1 eksemplar
The Cancellation (1996) 1 eksemplar
The Game of Dog 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 399 eksemplarer
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Christmas Stalkings (1991) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer
Last Seen Wearing... (1952) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver173 eksemplarer
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
The Detection Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 75 eksemplarer
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Detective Duos (1997) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 1 (2010) — Forfatter; Forfatter — 24 eksemplarer
Perfectly Criminal (1996) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Crime Writers (1978) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 2 (2010) — Forfatter — 17 eksemplarer
Green for Danger (2003) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Crime After Crime (1998) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Man Who ... (1992) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Crime Waves: No. 1 (1991) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Original Sins (2010) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Crime in the City (2004) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Redselen i Deptford og andre studier i Sherlock Holmes (1980) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 3 (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 4 (2011) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 5 (2012) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987 (1987) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1989 (1989) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 6 (2012) — Bidragyder; Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 9 (2014) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 7 (2013) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Perfectly Criminal 2: Whydunit? (1997) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Crime on the Move (2005) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 10 (2006) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 8 (2013) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe (Series 1-12) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Dalziel & Pascoe: Season 11 (2015) 2 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Hill, Reginald Charles
Andre navne
Morland, Dick
Ruell, Patrick
Underhill, Charles
Fødselsdato
1936-04-03
Dødsdag
2012-01-12
Køn
male
Nationalitet
England
UK
Land (til kort)
UK
Fødested
West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, UK
Dødssted
Ravenglass, Cumbria, England, UK
Bopæl
Cumbria, England, UK
Uddannelse
Carlisle Grammar School
Oxford University (St. Catherine's College)
Erhverv
teacher(1960-1980)
novelist
short-story writer
crime novelist
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Cartier Diamond Dagger 1995
Agent
Caradoc King (AP Watt)
Kort biografi
Hill was born to a "very ordinary" working-class family—his father was a professional footballer long before sportsmen earned riches—but began reading young. His mother was a great fan of Golden-Age crime writers, and he discovered the genre while fetching her library-books. 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.

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The plot cleverly weaves the strand of two separate stories, an Australian girl trying to find out what happened to her grandmother decades ago and a Spanish would be priest with a centuries old secret to uncover. While I found the Sam character to be not particularly likable, everything was well plotted and it was an interesting and enjoyable read
 
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cspiwak | 21 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
The first in the series but already shows signs of good things to come. The characters are sufficiently developed to provide interest , the victim and relatives even more so than the detectives. The plot builds gradually with small twists or herrings. Will definitely find more of the series to try.
 
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cspiwak | 20 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
Although some of the earlier Dalziel and Pascoe books can contain some cringey sexism, this installment was bearable. The main story is that three elderly men have died under suspicious circumstances and it seems like too much of a coincidence. Having three crimes to investigate allows for some freshness in the pacing, shifting from one story to another, and there are some highly relevant ponderings from various characters about aging and mortality.
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rabbitprincess | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 5, 2024 |
Chief Superintendent Andy Dalziel and PC Peter Pascoe are sent to Holm Coultrain College to investigate the red-haired skeleton unearthed on campus.

A bronze memorial sculpture was being relocated to make room for a lab facility. When the base was pulled up bones fell out of it. This did not set well with a number of people.

There were conflicts among the faculty and among the student body. Originally an all-female campus (students and faculty), changes had been made. To keep up with the times, it was decided to change to a mixed campus, to help bring in more money for expansion. The old guard of the faculty was against it.

Among the student body was Franny Roote, well dressed, good looking, smooth moves and quite a following among the students, especially the females. What is his draw?

Talk of a Satan cult on campus, with faculty and student members, séances, and mid-night rituals cloaked in secrecy, are rumoured. Could there be ties to the skeleton?

Who is the skeleton? When was the death and by who and how? Other murders take place on campus and questions arise about the relationship between these happenings.

Dalziel and Pasco have a full slate of clues and suspect to tie into for the solutions. Twists, turns and blind alleys make for a complicated challenge for these men. Also a good read for the reader.
… (mere)
 
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ChazziFrazz | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jan 16, 2024 |

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