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Gently Does It : The Inspector George Gently Case Files - Alan Hunter

Gently Does It

The Inspector George Gently Case Files

Paperback Published: 16th September 2010
ISBN: 9781849014984
Number Of Pages: 250

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The last thing you need when you're on holiday is to become involved in a murder.

For most people, that would easily qualify as the holiday from hell. For George Gently, it is a case of business as usual.

The Chief Inspector's quiet Easter break in Norchester is rudely interrupted when a local timber merchant is found dead. His son, with whom he had been seen arguing, immediately becomes the prime suspect, although Gently is far from convinced of his guilt.

Norchester City Police gratefully accept Gently's offer to help investigate the murder but he soon clashes with Inspector Hansom, the officer in charge of the case. Hansom's idea of conclusive evidence appals Gently almost as much as Gently's thorough, detailed, methodical style of investigation exasperates Hansom, who considers the murder to be a straightforward affair.

Locking horns with the local law is a distraction Gently can do without when he's on the trail of a killer.

About the Author

Alan Hunter was born in Hoveton, Norfolk in 1922. He left school at the age of 14 to work on his father's farm, spending his spare time sailing on the Norfolk Broads and writing nature notes for the Eastern Evening News. He also wrote poetry, some of which was published while he was in the RAF during World War II. By 1950, he was running his own book shop in Norwich and in 1956, he wrote the first of 45 George Gently novels. He died in 2005 aged 82.

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'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter.' - Police Review



I watched the tv series and loved Martin Shaw in the title role. He was superbly cast as I could see and hear him in the character throughout the book. A bit dated maybe - it was set in the 60's - but for lovers of the series, a good read.

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ISBN: 9781849014984
ISBN-10: 1849014981
Series: The Inspector George Gently Case Files
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 16th September 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.142
Edition Number: 1

Alan Hunter

About the Author

Alan James Herbert Hunter (1922-2005) was an English bookseller, who wrote a long series of mysteries about Inspector George Gently.

Hunter was born in Norfolk and studied advertising. He served as an aircraft technician during WW2 and married Adelaide Cubitt in 1944, working in her father's bookshop before setting up his own in Norwich in 1950. Hunter also reviewed crime fiction for the Eastern Daily Press. His series character is Inspector (later Chief Superintendent) George Gently.

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