Reginald Hill - Dalziel & Pascoe series: Probably the best, the wittiest and most substantial. The latest Dalziel and Pascoe novel Midnight Fugue came out in paperback on the 4th February 2010. (Not a Dalziel & Pascoe, out in hardback last year and to mixed reviews The Woodcutter.)
Stuart Pawson - D.I.Charlie Priest: Very local, his fictitious town of Heckley seems to sit somewhere between Huddersfield & Dewsbury. Also very witty. After a long wait, a new novel is due out in July 2010, to be called A Very Private Murder. (Paperback due out March 2011)
Peter Robinson - Inspector Banks series (now appearing on TV starring Stephen Tompkinson: he doesn’t look like Banks or behave like him, they’ve started with the 12th novel in the series and there’s not enough scenery). These are set in the Dales with frequent visits to Leeds and are very good mysteries.
A new book of short stories containing an Inspector Banks novella appeared in February 2010 – The Price of Love. In August 2010, Bad Boy, was released in hardback, paperback due out April 2011, click and order yours here.
Stephen Booth - Ben Cooper & Diane Fry. Not set in Yorkshire but just over the hill in the Dark Peak. However, Stephen Booth used to work for the Holme Valley Express, so he’s allowed into this list. Atmospheric tales with great scenery!
Lost River was published 1st April 2010. Paperback due out Feb 2011 click here to order yours now. Due out in April 2011, The Devil’s Edge in hardback. ( Nice to see when searching for hardback copy of Lost River, that 2 copies are selling for £50 each!)
Susan Parry – Student archaeologist Millie Sanderson investigates crimes in the Yorkshire Dales. Corpse Way (Swaledale), Death Cart (Wensleydale) and Grave Hand (Ribblehead) have appeared and Craven Scar was published in August 2010. They are published by Viridian Publishing, Susan Parry or click on the link below.