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 appear each day at Celebrating Reginald Hill and will reflect on some aspect of Hill’s writing or broader life. The blog, created especially for this purpose, is also offering giveaways and an opportunity for Hill’s fans to share their stories about discovering the man or his writing. The blog is hosted by CWA debut dagger judge Rhian Davies and mystery novelist Margot Kinberg and it’s already proving to be a treat, having published personal accounts of meeting and getting to know Reg Hill, several reviews and a reflection on his short story writing.
I was quite chuffed to be asked to participate in these festivities and used it as an opportunity to re-read A CLUBBABLE WOMAN, the first book in Hill’s long-running Dalziel and Pascoe series, and compare it to the adaptation made for television. My contribution to the month-long festivities has now been posted.
Do head over and check out all the contributions as crime writers and readers from all over the world join in celebrating one of the genre’s most talented writers.