Sunday, 3 June 2012

Reginald Hill's Short Stories

Those two notable bloggers, Margot Kinberg and Rhian Davies, have combined to create a wonderful tribute to the late Reginald Hill, and when they kindly invited me to take part, of course I was glad to accept. I wanted to say a little about Reg's wonderful work with  short stories. They earned him two CWA Daggers, but even so, his short stories are still sometimes unaccountably overlooked. Give them a go - you will be glad you did!

8 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks so much, Martin, both for your kind mention and your terrific contribution. We greatly appreciate both!

Deb said...

Perhaps because Hill's output of longer fiction was so copious and so strong, the shorter works get lost in the shuffle. I've read a few of his short stories and found them to be very good, tightly plotted with some interesting twists.

Martin Edwards said...

Margot, the pleasure is mine.
Deb, I think you have hit the nail on the head. His short stories are very varied, but nearly always very effective.

Kerrie said...

Martin you need to use http://crimewritingmonth2012.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/reginald-hill-short-story-writer/ in your link to the CrimeWritingMonth blog

Martin Edwards said...

Thanks, Kerrie. Technofear strikes again!

thousandmonkeys said...

I'd never read any of Reginald Hill's short stories (plenty of his novels), but your post on the Crime Writing Month blog inspired me to track some down on ebay. I'm now looking forward to reading The Last National Service Man, and There Are No Ghosts in the Soviet Union, so thanks for that, Martin.

john smith said...

can anyone remind me of the title of the short story about the tennis game to win a wonan -set abroad?

Martin Edwards said...

John, from memory I think "The Worst Crime Known to Man"