Reginald Hill has died and The Telegraph obituary is both a lovely tribute and a reminder of why it is that Mr Hill wrote some of my all time favourite books, how it was that he will always be one of my favourite authors.
I really like collections of short stories but they are sometimes hard to find. This is a really great collection with stories by a lot of very well known writers from the UK:
I often maintain I'd read a grocery list written by Reginald Hill and I really am not joking. I've been reading all of the reports about the latest Dalziel and Pascoe - A Cure for All Diseases and whilst I'm looking forward to it immensely I was also aware of a new Joe Sixsmith and I do like that series as well. Given nobody much is talking about it, I thought I'd pick up The Roar of the Butterflies.
The opening line:
"Joe Sixsmith was adrift in space."