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Gently Down the Stream : The Inspector George Gently Case Files - Alan Hunter

Gently Down the Stream

The Inspector George Gently Case Files

Paperback Published: 16th September 2010
ISBN: 9781849015004
Number Of Pages: 248

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Ships in 15 business days

Time spent messing about on the river isn't supposed to end with a brutal murder.

The staff at Stoley's Boatyard were used to holidaymakers returning their pleasure cruisers a little late after a week or so exploring the network of waterways around Norchester. They were not used to finding their yachts burned almost beyond recognition with the charred remains of a client still aboard.

Taking on the murder investigation, Chief Inspector George Gently faces an enquiry like no other he has ever handled. Somewhere beneath the lies of the victim's wife, somewhere obscured by the brittle edge of her daughter's fear, somewhere hidden by her son's hysteria, lies the truth.

Gently's only hope is to sweep aside the litter of chaos and confusion to uncover the identity of the 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.

Have loved Gently from way back


Quick service. Nice to see things like this being printed again.

Caloundra Qld AU


Light reading


Bit old fashioned



Twists and turns


Beginning to end suspense, the kind of story I really like.

Moe Australia


Gently Down the Stream

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ISBN: 9781849015004
ISBN-10: 1849015007
Series: The Inspector George Gently Case Files
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th September 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.146
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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