Books by Richard Hill

FINDING FAMILY by Richard Hill
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle."
In this debut memoir, one man embarks on a nearly three-decade quest to find his biological family. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1994

"A decent novel with a sympathetic hero, although Vic is not the Stephen Dedalus of jazz musicians that Hill seems to want him to be."
A solid but somewhat flat portrait of the artist as a young jazz musician by mystery writer Hill (Shoot the Piper, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
SHOOT THE PIPER by Richard Hill
Released: April 21, 1994

"This jokey picture- postcard tour is too busy wallowing in the counterculture to do anything with it."
Having succeeded in bilking an interested publisher out of a $500,000 advance while still holding on to the manuscript of his long- awaited second novel, '60s survivor Jock MacLeod, the Pied Piper of the Apocalypse, takes off on a self-guided literary tour of Britain. Read full book review >
WHAT ROUGH BEAST? by Richard Hill
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A series is promised."
Payback time for superannuated 60's radical Randall Gatsby Sierra, now a Tarheel p.i. called to Florida by his hometown friend Sarah Diehl, who wants to know what's become of her old lover (and Randy's former best friend) Happy Fox, last written up in tabloid headlines as ``PUNK TO JESUS FREAK.'' Partnered by improbably available reporter Leila Sweeting, Randy takes off for California—his otherwise idyllic path ominously crisscrossing that of the much-wanted Kampground Killer, whom he accidentally bumped into en route to Florida—and finds Happy as advertised, only to be faced by a more surprising and dangerous disappearance. Read full book review >