Reginald Hill, one of Britain’s most successful and prolific crime writers of recent years, has died at the age of 75. He had been suffering from a brain tumour.
From 1970 onwards, Hill’s Dalziel and Pascoe grew to become one of the UK’s most successful modern fictional detective duos. A successful BBC adaptation ran from 1996 to 2007 and helped popularise Hill’s work further. Dalziel and Pascoe have become household names in recent years.
Hill also wrote a number of standalone thrillers and historical novels, refusing to simply churn out Dalziel and Pascoe books. He was extremely prolific, even publishing a number of novels under pen names such as Patrick Ruell, Charles Underhill and Dick Morland.