A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, April 3, 2015
4/3/1936 Reginald Hill is born
April 3, 1936. British mystery novelist Reginald Hill was born this day in West Hartlepool. He is best known for his novels about police officers Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe, set in Yorkshire. Among the best of his other books were five novels about a black private eye named Joe Sixsmith.
In 1995 the Crime Writers Association gave him the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.