'One of Britain's most consistently excellent crime novelists' Marcel Berlins, The Times A friendship renewed; a marriage going sour; Harry Bentick heads for the Lake District not knowing if he's going in search of something or running away. Then two girls are found murdered in the high fells, and suddenly there's no doubt about it. He's running. Set in his native Cumberland, this was Reginald Hill's very first novel and its cleverly interwoven strands of detective story, psychological thriller and Buchanesque adventure prefigure much that in the intervening decades has taken him into the topmost ranks of British crime fiction.
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A friendship renewed; a marriage going sour; Harry Bentick heads for the Lake District not knowing if he's going in search of something or running away. Then two girls are found murdered in the high fells, and suddenly there's no doubt about it. He's running.From the Publisher:
'One of Britain's most consistantly excellent crime novelists' - The Times
'Reginald Hill stands head and shoulders above any other writer of homebred crime fiction' - Tom Hiney, Observer
'Read him' - London Review of Books
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Book Description Thriller Book Club, London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus. First in This Edition. Pages generally very clean and bright, a few corners slightly stubbed. Shows little sign of having been read. Endpapers very slight foxing. Page ends slight tanning, slightly grubby, some spotting. Covers clean and bright. Corners slightly bumped. Spine bumped to tail. D/J, unclipped, generally clean and bright, slight grubby marks, slight scratching, slight scuffing. Back cover, white, grubby, foxed. Slight rubbing, curling to edges. Corners bumped. Spine slightly bumped to ends. No repairs to jacket. Overall, super clean bright copy. Book. Bookseller Inventory # T3346
Book Description Thriller Book Club, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book Club Edition. Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket which is rubbed at the bottom corner of the front panel and lightly foxed on the back panel. 192 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 55337
Book Description Thriller Book Club, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. BCE. 192pp. Red cloth, black lettering, slightly bumped. Contents as new. Vg pictorial dw has slight edewear, nicked at folds. Set in the Lake District, among the crags and fells of Cumberland, with two men, hiking in the countryside, both accused of the crime. Hill's second novel, scarce, and not common even in book club editions. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # C00511
Book Description London: Collins, 1971, 1971. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a proof copy of his 2nd book,Has dust wrapper. Fine/Fine. Not price clipped and without inscriptions. Very Scarce!. Bookseller Inventory # 3312
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition; First Printing. Good reading copy, an ex library hardback with the usual stamps & stickers, no inscriptions, in a priceclipped dustjacket (repriced at 80p by the publisher) which is a little rubbed at the spine ends. 192 page crime story, this author's second book. Bookseller Inventory # 57261
Book Description Thriller Book Club, London , 1971, 1971. HILL, Reginald. Fell of Dark. London : Thriller Book Club, (copyright 1971). Pp -192. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine. "Fell of Dark describes how two men, hiking in the Lake District, are suddenly accused of having raped and killed two girls whom they had seen only casually in their hotel the previous evening. One of the accused is a successful businessman; the other, a friend who is recuperating from a nervous breakdown and whose odd behaviour is responsible for their arrest. Each reacts differently to the police questioning and the circumstantial evidence against them. While one gives way, the other seizes an opportunity to escape. His main hope is to prove the case against him is false, but to do this he must first come to terms with himself and, just as importantly, find a way of surviving among the fells and crags of Cumberland." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00. Bookseller Inventory # 90913
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Jacket is very good and not price clipped with just a little watermarking visible inside only at foot of spine, not affecting exterior. Book isfair only with marks and names written on ep - boards look good (see scans) but it is knocked and therefore pricing is mainly for the jacket. On the shelf looks like a near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002609
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, London, 1971. Red Boards. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 0002312379 192pp. A first edition crime novel from this well known author. One of Collins Crime Club. Original pictorial dust wrapper not price clipped and protected in a fully reversible plastic wrapper. Light rubbing to the corners of the wrapper and to the head and tail of the spine of the wrapper with loss of a few mm. Slight splitting to the front inner hinge leaving the front board slightly shaken. Numerous library stamps and tippex marks to the title page. Loss of the front end paper and half title page. Slight spine lean to the book. p 140 is loose along most of the spine. Light soiling to the fore edges. Internally the occasional soil mark to the pages with a little loss to the occasional inner corner of the pages. A fair copy with a very good wrapper. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 205505
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1971. 1st edition and VG+, clipped, though price of 80p. still adjacent to clipping. The wrapper has obviously been previously taped at the rear to some kind of protective cover since tape marks apparent to rear, and feintly so through to front. Bookseller Inventory # 30330
Book Description London: The Crime Club by Collins, (1971) dj, 1971. Hardcover first edition - First printing. His second novel: "two men, hiking in the Lake District, are suddenly accused of having raped and killed two girls . . . Each reacts differently to the police questioning & the circumstantial evidence against them. While one gives way, the other seizes an opportunity to escape." Very good in very good dust jacket (two short closed tears with tape repairs on interior of dj). Bookseller Inventory # 66196