Search Results: "Gerald Hammond"


BOOK REVIEW

GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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CARRIAGE OF JUSTICE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1996

"Newcomers to veteran Hammond's Highlands would do better to cut their teeth on Sting in the Tail (p. 988)."
Ronnie Calder and his niece Deborah Fellowes, hunting foxes one evening, startle a stranger who leaves behind a set of fingerprints—and later a stolen shotgun—that lead the pair, and Deborah's CID husband Ian, back to the two-year-old deaths of sharp-dealing car salesman Nathaniel Connerty and Daniel Graham, one of the biggest investors in Nat's schemes. Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE COCKERS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1994

"The plot lines are cluttered, and there's the usual ration of dog lore, but the cozy setting and the likeable Cunninghams make Hammond's latest an easygoing, mildly engaging read."
Hardly a dull moment at Three Oaks Kennels (scene of Doghouse, 1992, etc.), the Scottish dog breeding/training farm owned and run by ex-army captain John Cunningham, his wife, Beth, and their older friends Isobel and Henry Fitts, with an assist from the aptly named young Daffy. Read full book review >

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DOGHOUSE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Strictly for special interests."
This time out, Scottish dog-trainer-breeder John Cunningham (Whose Dog Are You?, 1991) becomes embroiled in a complex murder scheme when wildlife painter George Muir—an uncle of John's wife Beth—dies in a seemingly accidental explosion in his home studio. Read full book review >

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GERALD BRENAN by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

In his 92 years, Brenan (1894-1987), an English writer who lived mostly Spain, produced poetry, novels, essays, reviews, histories of Spain and its literature, memoirs, and myriad letters revealing how famous he was in Spain and among his friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HITCH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"Not to worry: Veteran Hammond (The Snatch, 2003, etc.) provides just enough menace and malice to keep this caper from drifting from the crime rack to the shelves housing Modern Bride."
A Scottish bonbon for all the couples who thought their nuptials were nightmares. Read full book review >

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GRAIL FOR SALE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"The lively writing by veteran Hammond (Flamescape, 1999, etc.), plus the frank depiction of a felonious relationship between two likable protagonists, adds welcome dimension to an otherwise one-note sting."
Stranded by a breakdown on the barren moorland of the Scottish Borders, American antiques restorer Hazel Tripp reacts warily at first to Good Samaritan Jeremy Carpenter, as visions of assaulted hitchhikers dance in her head. Read full book review >

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FLAMESCAPE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

Flamescape ($25.00; Dec.; 224 pp.; 0-7278-5501-8): In another break from his long-running series of Highlands tales of hunting, fishing, and murder (Bloodlines, 1998, etc.), Hammond unfolds the more urgent story of Jenny Ambleton, a budding photographer whose pictures of the house fire that killed David Oliver's inconvenient wife have attracted the interest of the constabulary—and of the firebug determined to get Jenny's negatives. Read full book review >

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A RUNNING JUMP by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

When Polly James, sick of the attentions of her mother's constant stream of admirers, does a bunk and hightails it to London, she's not the only one making a departure, since her author is leaving behind the Highlands landscapes so familiar to his fans (Bloodlines, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLOODLINES by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1998

"When unlikable Ben Garnet is left for dead soon after accusing Horace of impregnating Cleo, his own prize spaniel, John has a chance to sample Highland justice from the other side of the stream."
Bloodlines ($20.95; Feb. 17; 224 pp.; 0-312-18052-7): Would kennel-keeper and occasional sleuth (Mad Dogs and Scotsmen, 1996, etc.) Read full book review >

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THIN AIR by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"Of interest mainly, it would seem, to other alert gunsmiths."
It's no surprise that somebody has shot cantankerous Old Murdo Heminson, Sir Peter Hay's tenant farmer at Easter Coullie Farm. Read full book review >

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IN CAMERA by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1992

"Gunlore, kept below brain-glazing levels, is varied with livelier sailing-lore—but this time out, Hammond has come up with a zingy plot, nonstop action, and lots of interesting character interplay to produce a winner."
The author's Scottish hero, gunsmith Keith Calder (Home to Roost, etc.), finally hits a bull's-eye, in tandem with Detective Sergeant Ian Fellowes, his daughter Deborah's suitor. Read full book review >