After reading a novel by Reginald Hill, it’s difficult to fathom why he is not a household name in the United States. Granted, his work is very much written for a British audience, full of colloquialisms and the like that will send even the most seasoned anglophile to the Internet to brush up on certain bits of slang. But this quality just makes his books more appealing.
"This is a story --- brilliantly plotted and told --- of tragedy, resurrection, revenge and redemption."
As with the best of the mystery/suspense genre, Hill concocts close-on studies of the human condition, using a p