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eBook Gently Does It (Camden) ePub

by Alan Hunter

  • ISBN: 0745149502
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Alan Hunter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (December 1997)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1676 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1865 kb
  • Other: txt mobi lit docx
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 518

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It appears that Alan Hunter wrote a lot of books about George Gently; I can easily imagine reading them all in time and I hope I'll get the chance t. .

It appears that Alan Hunter wrote a lot of books about George Gently; I can easily imagine reading them all in time and I hope I'll get the chance t.

Alan Hunter (25 June 1922 – 26 February 2005) was an English author of crime fiction. All of his 46 novels feature Inspector George Gently and are mainly set in East Anglia. Initially a farmer, he became an antiquarian bookseller before writing his first novel. Hunter was born at Hoveton, Norfolk and went to school across the River Bure in Wroxham. He left school at 14 and worked on his father's farm near Norwich

I like to have a pint in the local and tell them about the one that got away. They don’t let me do it very often, but I’m trying to do it right no. ‘Then you’re not interested in a little job we’ve got down here?’

Chapter one. CHIEF INSPECTOR GENTLY, Central Office, CID, reached automatically into his pocket for another peppermint cream and fed it unconsciously into his mouth. Then he folded his large hands one over the other on the guard rail and peered into the inferno below him with a pleased expression, rather like a middle-aged god inspecting a new annex for the damned. I like to have a pint in the local and tell them about the one that got away. ‘Then you’re not interested in a little job we’ve got down here?’

Alan Hunter was born in Hoveton, Norfolk in 1922. I enjoyed GENTLY DOES IT, the first of the George Gently books

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. Product details. I enjoyed GENTLY DOES IT, the first of the George Gently books. The books are different than the TV series in many ways but this one was a fun read. A police procedural, not a whodunit, and well done.

Gently Does It. CHAPTER ONE. It was something new in Walls of Death. It was wider, and faster. The young man in red leather overalls was not finding it at all easy to make the grade. Annotation. Missed Chances at Railway Road4.

As Gently remembered it, it began in the silly season, in August, with a small filler paragraph in the Evening . Gently had mulled it over with Pagram, who’d had a hand in the inquiries. So as far as you know he’s telling the trut. e could really be Kincaid?’ ‘My dear Gently, what can one think?

As Gently remembered it, it began in the silly season, in August, with a small filler paragraph in the Evening Standard. There was no way of telling that it would go any further and certainly not that it would ever make the national front page. e could really be Kincaid?’ ‘My dear Gently, what can one think?

I really enjoyed Gently Does It. I liked the portrayal of George Gently, a patient, thoughtful policeman, never hurried or distracted, quiet and persistent

First published in 1955, this is the first in the Chief Inspector Gently series, set in Norfolk (unlike the TV version, set in Northumbria). I really enjoyed Gently Does It. I liked the portrayal of George Gently, a patient, thoughtful policeman, never hurried or distracted, quiet and persistent. He eats a lot of peppermint creams and doesn’t follow normal police procedures, as he admits: I oughtn’t to tell you this ‘ I oughtn’t even to tell myself. From the start it gripped you and even when you realised whodunit it still maintained its intrigue just purhasing another book by the . by M Carter on September 1, 2019. Gently Does It. by Mr Alan Hunter. From the start it gripped you and even when you realised whodunit it still maintained its intrigue just purhasing another book by the same author. Rate it . You Rated it .

Comments

Blacknight Blacknight
"This is a detective story, but not a whodunit. Its aim is to give a picture of a police investigator slowly building up his knowledge of a crime to a point, not where he knows who did it - both you and he know that at a fairly early stage - but to a point where he can bring a charge which will convince the jury." So writes the author Alan Hunter as an introduction to this his first Chief Inspector George Gently novel. I did not read this book first, and thus missed the above admonition which explains the philosophy of the series.

This is the best book in the series that I have read. There is plenty of action: it starts with a motorcycle rider on the "Walls of Death" at a local fair, and ends with a shootout in a lumber mill. There are plenty of potential "chummies" (suspects) in the murder of a local businessman, and Gently must work through them all to come up with the culprit. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and highly recommend it.
Beahelm Beahelm
This was the first Gently book that I had read. II liked it very much. A straight forward police procedural with unusual characters well done and an interesting plot. I would like to read more in this series.
Quamar Quamar
I'm a fan of the GEORGE GENTLY TV series and wanted to see how the character began. I enjoyed GENTLY DOES IT, the first of the George Gently books. The books are different than the TV series in many ways but this one was a fun read. A police procedural, not a whodunit, and well done. I guess I prefer the TV series to the first book but that's because I saw the TV shows first. I have ordered the 2nd and 3rd books in the series.
Granijurus Granijurus
I LOVE the British show George Gently, I have watched the whole series (Acorn.com/tv they are GREAT) So thought I'd try the books. Little disappointed because John Baccus, who is George's co-hart is not the same in the book and I missed that. I Guess Its like most books, read them before you see the movie. But in this case, I like the show better than the books. But then Martin Shaw is George, what more could you ask for?
SadLendy SadLendy
A very good read with some surprises, and an Inspector with no romantic or domestic problems, for a change.
This is my first experience with this author and it was an enjoyable one.
Quinthy Quinthy
interesting view of police methodology
Wizard Wizard
Great price and item delivered quickly. Now to enjoy them well into the winter.
I was surprised to see that Dangerous Davies was penned by the same author as George Gently, but after reading the first novel, I can see the connections. I think Hunter does the cosy anti-police procedural well and look forward to the next in the series.