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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. 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)
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On Beulah Height 838 copies, 13 reviews
The Death of Dalziel 750 copies, 23 reviews
A Clubbable Woman 710 copies, 20 reviews
Dialogues of the Dead 682 copies, 15 reviews
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Pictures of Perfection 648 copies, 14 reviews
Good Morning, Midnight 627 copies, 11 reviews
Death's Jest-Book 601 copies, 6 reviews
An Advancement of Learning 596 copies, 19 reviews
A Cure for All Diseases 589 copies, 22 reviews
Ruling Passion 566 copies, 11 reviews
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Arms and the Women 543 copies, 4 reviews
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Child's Play 398 copies, 8 reviews
Under World 379 copies, 6 reviews
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Death of a Dormouse 125 copies, 5 reviews
Born Guilty 124 copies, 4 reviews
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Who Guards the Prince 109 copies, 5 reviews
The Collaborators 97 copies, 5 reviews
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A Fairly Dangerous Thing 64 copies, 2 reviews
Another Death in Venice 53 copies, 2 reviews
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Red Christmas 21 copies
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Urn Burial 10 copies
The Low Road 7 copies, 1 review
For Love Nor Money 3 copies, 1 review
Uncle Harry 2 copies
INEDITO 1 copy
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (Contributor) 370 copies, 4 reviews
Christmas Stalkings (Contributor) 185 copies, 12 reviews
Holmes for the Holidays (Contributor) 174 copies, 6 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
Last Seen Wearing... (Introduction, some editions) 150 copies, 6 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (Contributor) 120 copies, 3 reviews
The Detection Collection (Contributor) 69 copies, 6 reviews
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Detective Duos (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 30 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (Contributor) 29 copies
Perfectly Criminal (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
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Crime Writers (Contributor) 19 copies
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Crime Waves: No. 1 (Contributor) 10 copies
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review
Original Sins (Contributor) 8 copies
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Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (Contributor) 4 copies
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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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