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Obituary: Dalziel and Pascoe author Reginald Hill dies aged 75

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.


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