Fell of Dark

Fell of Dark A Friendship Renewed A Marriage Going Sour Harry Bentick Heads For The Lake District Not Knowing If He S Going In Search Of Something Or Running Away Then Two Girls Are Found Murdered In The High Fells, And Suddenly There S No Doubt About It He S Running Set In His Native Cumberland, This Was Reginald Hill S Very First Novel And Its Cleverly Interwoven Strands Of Detective Story, Psychological Thriller And Buchanesque Adventure Prefigure Much That In The Intervening Decades Has Taken Him Into The Topmost Ranks Of British Crime Fiction. This was in my library s new to the library section, which I thought meant it was a new book but it is not It is actually the first book that Reginald Hill wrote and was first published in 1971 It has not dated well gayness is aligned with insanity, there is an ugly nymphomaniac oh the horror and all sorts of casual sexism and homophobia It is possible to see the germs of Hill s future successful career this, unfortunately, is probably best treated as a historical document of its time This was in my library s new to the library section, which I thought meant it was a new book but
This is one of Hill s earliest books, and shows some signs of an author still finding his feet The plotting is good, but the book takes some time to get off the ground, and the characterisation is inconsistent at times Nevertheless, once the book gets going, it s certainly a page turner Some of Hill s humour appears in the book, but it s nothing as witty or funny as his later writing In fact, it s all a bit grim All authors have got to start somewhere he d already published his first Dalzi This is
An okay book.I grabbed it to read while recovering from surgery, and the cover said a Dalziel Pascoe mystery that s why I took it I remembered I liked those guys.There was no Dalziel, there was no Pascoe The cover lied This was an interesting no, I m sorry very annoying thing I read this oh 30 years ago, it s not like I can call the publisher and tell them they re idiots that s the past But my sense that THIS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED wanted to go somewhere If there s no one to complain to An okay book.I grabbed it to read while recovering from surgery, and the cover said a Dalziel Pascoe mystery that s why I took it I remembered I
Well, that was a light easy read It has a lot going for it picaresque and Buchanesque and a light murder mystery that has a nasty turn to it very nasty for 1970.This reads very much like early P.D James definitely a product of the times the late 60s And there is such a lot of social commentary of England during these days homosexuality, the law peoples attitudes the influence of reality what we now would call realism drama on youth and the general public and finally, Well, that was a light easy read It has a lot going for it picaresque and Buchanesque and a light murder mystery that has a nasty turn to it very nasty for 1970.This reads very much like early P.D James definitely a product of the times the late 60s And there is such a lot of social commentary of England during these days homosexuality, the law peoples attitudes the influence of reality what we now would call realism drama on youth and the general public and finally, the modern lifestyle all work no
This was in a bag of mysteries that a friend gave me months ago and I pulled it out because it was short, had good sized print and British setting I wanted to take a break from the non fiction I was reading I wasn t familiar with the author and didn t have high expectations but I was pleasantly surprised and will be looking forby Reginald Hill This is the first novel he wrote 1971 it seems he is responsibl
Fell s first novel and well written at that NOT a Dalziel Pascoe book even though it says so on the front cover Harry Bentink decides to go on a walking trip through the hills of England with his close friend, Peter, despite his wife s wishes Two women they talk to are found dead and the police think they are involved with the murders The friend ends up confessing but Harry must go on the lam and try to prove his innocence, running from the police Of course things continue to worsen the l Fell s first novel and well written at that NOT a Dalziel Pascoe book even though it says so on the front cover Harry Bentink decides to go on a walking trip through the hills of England with his
Reginald Hill s first book, slighter than some of the later offerings but no shorter on compelling story or good writing I m pretty impressed This tale comes from the opposite viewpoint than the later Dalziel and
Currently reading and so far loving it Fell of Dark is a classic tale of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and having to fight against the odds This short novel is fast paced and full of action but at the same time is character driven and thought provoking Regi
Not Hill s best work I love his Dalziel and Pascoe stories, and have read other standalones This one just doesn t make the grade. Reginald Hill is consistently good This is not a Pascoe Dalziel book, this is his very first novel, set in his native Cumberland.

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  • Fell of Dark
  • Reginald Hill
  • 14 December 2018
  • 0006510744