One of her six best books, as shared at the Daily Express:
ON BEULAH HEIGHT by Reginald HillRead about the other books on the list.
Pretty much a perfect crime novel, this features Dalziel and Pascoe. Hill was a cunning storyteller with a wry humour and this is his most emotional book. He was literate and humane. I always have to look something up when I read his books.
See Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels.
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