Final Competition Results

Further to our COMPETITION #1 winners Janis Littleton from Australia and Vanda Symon from NZ, we can now announce the further following winners:

COMPETITION #2 – Jacqueline Saville, and

COMPETITION #3 – Jane Holmes, Janis Littleton and Julia Bohanna.

Congratulations to all!  Emails will follow in the week to obtain addresses to forward to HarperCollins for despatch.  Our thanks again to HarperCollins for the prizes. Continue reading


‘Celebrating Reginald Hill’ Competition #2 now open

This week we are fiendish, devilish and setting a bigger challenge!

We hope you’ve continued to read this site with great enjoyment.  For competition #2 this week we are offering 3 sets of lucky dip paperbacks with 5 paperbacks in each.  If ever the opportunity to get really stuck into reading the work of Reginald Hill came along, this is it!

Again, many thanks to HarperCollins for the provision of the prizes.

*Rules* – because we have to…

To win, you have to answer the following five questions correctly to be entered into a draw.  Your answers should be emailed to crimewritingmonth at gmail dot com.  We will acknowledge receipt of entries sent within the deadline, within 24 hours of receipt – so do get in touch if you have not heard from us as gmail’s spam filter can be very aggressive.  The deadline for this competition is midnight (UK time) on Wednesday, 27 June.   The draw will take place on Sunday 1 July and the winners will be announced in the weekly round-up post at 18:00. This competition (#1) is open to entrants worldwide.  Winners will be contacted by email for their postal addresses which will be passed on to HarperCollins for despatch.

**The Questions** – because you have to…

Answers to all of the following questions can be found on this site, mainly from posts during the past week.  We hope you will enjoy scouring around to find them. (And do remember that there is a search box on the right hand side of the main page.)

Question 1

A quote from Dalziel: ‘I sometimes think I’d as gladly have a cupcake as a woman.’  But two words are wrong in that sentence; what are the correct words?

Question 2

When making his speech at the presentation of the inaugural Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award, who was holding Reg Hill’s trophy for him?  If you’re not from the UK, you’ll find another clue here.  (It’s the same man who hosted a rather famous event involving Reg Hill at Harrogate…)

Question 3

Name the walking dog that you can see on this page.

Question 4

In 2009 Reg Hill had still not received payment for what and from whom?

Question 5

A Cure for All Diseases was published in the US as The Price of Butcher’s Meat.   In Canada, which of the two titles was chosen for publication?

Good luck!