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The turning of the tide
Hill, Reginald, 1936-
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Large print edition.
Publication Information:
Leicester : Charnwood, 2001.

Physical Description:
233 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: as The castle of the demon by Patrick Ruell. London: Long, 1971.
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Author Notes

Reginald Hill has received Britain's most coveted mystery writers award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, as well as the Golden Dagger, for his Dalziel/Pascoe series.

(Publisher Provided) Reginald Hill was born in Hartlepool, England on April 3, 1936. He received an English degree from St. Catherine's College, Oxford University and worked as a teacher until 1980, when he retired to become a full-time writer. His first novel, A Clubbable Woman, was published in 1970. During his lifetime, he wrote over 50 books that range from historical novels to science fiction including Fell of Dark, No Man's Land, The Spy's Wife, and The Woodcutter. He was best known for the Dalziel and Pascoe series and the Joe Sixsmith series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Patrick Ruell, Dick Morland, and Charles Underhill. He received the 1990 Golden Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year for Bones and Silence and the 1995 Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for lifetime achievement. He died from a brain tumor on January 12, 2012 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Those familiar with Hill's excellent Dalziel and Pascoe series already know what a fine writer he is and will be happy to see that this detour off the familiar path is well worthwhile. Originally published in 1971 in Britain, this novel is being released in the U.S. for the first time. When young Emily Salter finally manages to break away from her manipulative, powerful husband, Sterne Follett, she seeks nostalgic refuge in the seaside resort town of Skinburnesse. An eminently likable heroine, Emily is smart, fit, and funny, and she and her lovable sheepdog, Cal, are soon making friends. Things change, however, when an American visitor disappears and is presumed drowned, and Emily herself is attacked. Not knowing whom to trust, she eyes her new friends warily. Sporting a highly clever ending, this novel fairly brims with Hill's unique wit and strong prose. --Jenny McLarin