cover image Bones and Silence

Bones and Silence

Reginald Hill. Dell Publishing Company, $7.99 (448pp) ISBN 978-0-440-20935-5

While one of a police duo follows up on a cache of suicidal letters, his partner is cast as God opposite a murder suspect playing Lucifer in a contemporized medieval mystery play. According to PW , this mystery ``confirms Hill's place among top British writers who produce solid stories of detection that succeed as first-rate novels exploring human character.'' (July)