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 >

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THE UNKINDEST CUT by Gerald Hammond
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Fans of Hammond (With My Little Eye, 2011, etc.) will find all the lightweight charm they expect. Those outside the charmed circle need not apply."
The knife-wielding thief who's added unexpected pizzazz to veterinarian Jane Highsmith's wedding returns to sow further discord in the Scottish village of Newton Lauder. Read full book review >

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WELL AND GOOD by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Most likely to appeal to hardcore fans of Luke, who stoutly maintains that 'when they were handing out geriatric impotence…they never came to me.'"
Photographer Luke Grant's latest adventure begins with the disappearance of his great-granddaughter's swain. Read full book review >

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HIT AND RUN by Gerald Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Anyone who thinks 81-year-olds are more interested in sex than teenagers deserves this preposterous potboiler from normally reliable Hammond (Waking Partners, 2007, etc.)."
An octogenarian investigates his granddaughter-in-law's unfortunate accident while caring for her two girls. Read full book review >

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KEEPER TURNED POACHER by Gerald Hammond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Veteran Hammond (Cold in the Heads, 2006, etc.) explains all you may ever want to know about bird-hunting. An attractive setting and a flawed but likable heroine make up for the transparent mystery."
Fleeing an Edinburgh robbery/murder lands a resourceful Scottish lass in a dangerous situation that's not without its charms. Read full book review >

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ILLEGAL TENDER by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"If this really is Hammond's final whodunit, he's quitting while he's ahead, with a cleverly plotted, lucidly written story, and a gently likable detective hero."
In what he declares will be his last mystery, the prolific Hammond moves Henry Fitts (Twice Bitten, 1999, etc.), who owns Three Oaks Kennels with his wife Isobel, into a starring role. Read full book review >

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STING IN THE TAIL by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 1995

"Hammond's 35th novel (Hook or Crook, 1995, etc., etc.) has the same quiet, sturdy virtues of all his Highland tales."
Why would somebody cut off the tail of Charlie Hopewell's springer spaniel Clarence? Read full book review >

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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 >