Search Results: "Gerald Hammond"


BOOK REVIEW

LET US PREY by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Amiable and gently humorous, but readers not into guns and birds may be dropouts before it's all over."
Gun-and-game expert Keith Calder's newest exploit is shared by kindly, middle-aged solicitor Ralph Enterkin (Sauce for the Pigeon, 1985, etc.), who narrates the story. Read full book review >

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WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Charming but slight, even by Hammond's gossamer standards."
Not all the care a surveyor who's determined to develop an old Scottish house into a block of flats puts into choosing his fellow tenants prevents one of them from topping another. Read full book review >

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MAD DOGS AND SCOTSMEN by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"One of the happiest of Hammond's Highland flings."
In the middle of loading biochemist Noel Cochrane's black Lab dog, Jove, into his car so that Noel can remove him from quarantine for a posting to the States, John Cunninghman (Sting in the Tail, 1995, etc.) looks up to see that his car is gone, along with his shotgun, a briefcase of Noel's, and Jove. 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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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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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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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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WHOSE DOG ARE YOU? by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 23, 1991

"The denouement is clever—along with nicely realized minor characters and the Scottish background, the best part of a story most pleasing to gun-, hunting-, and dog-fanciers, moderately entertaning to others."
Out duck-hunting one early morning, the dog-breeding, hunting expert John Cunningham and his sweet kennel-keeper bride Beth (Dog in the Dark) discover a body and, nearby, a dog running loose. 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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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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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 >