A Christmassy crime collection - the perfect gift this winter!
"Fast paced and packed with the Yorkshire duo's trademark humour" Daily Mirror
'This collection... showcases both Hill's virtuosity and his continual experimentation with the genre ... these stories will make a perfect Christmas present for mystery fiction aficionados' Guardian
A vicar nailed to a tree in Yorkshire.
The theft of a priceless artefact during a fire.
A detective forced to tell the truth for 24 hours.
A body hidden in a basement.
From the restless streets of London to the wilds of the Lake District, displaying all his trademark humour, playfulness and clever plotting, this landmark collection brings together the very best of Reginald Hill's short stories for the first time, complete with a foreword from Val McDermid.
'One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelists'
'A real treat. The characters are deftly drawn, the plot constantly delivers, surprises and the assured narrative demonstrates again what a terrific writer he is'
'Reginald Hill's novels are really dances to the music of time, his heroes and villains interconnecting, their stories intertwining'
'The finest male English contemporary crime writer'