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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME TO ROOST by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 23, 1991

"362) has done much, much better."
Keith Calder, the author's gun-expert/sleuth, has a small but crucial role in this balky adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

"Slow, repetitive going."
Scotland's ex—Army officer John Cunningham (Doghouse, 1992, etc.) and his wife Beth breed gundogs at Three Oaks Kennels, with help from managers Henry and Isobel Kitts, and kennel maids Hannah and Daffy. Read full book review >

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SNATCH CROP by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"Mildly entertaining stuff—add a plus for gun and field aficionados."
Hammond's onetime Scottish hero, gunsmith-sleuth Keith Calder (In Camera, p. 355), has recently taken a backseat to his spunky daughter Deborah, newly married to Inspector Ian Fellowes of the local police and very involved in her new business—preparing and marketing game birds. Read full book review >

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COLD IN THE HEADS by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Veteran Hammond (The Hitch, 2004, etc.) provides an appealingly free-spirited detective but gives her precious little to detect in this low-stakes adventure."
An irrepressible freelance engineer's stint as a custodial grandmother comes to an abrupt end with the discovery of a corpse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Veteran Hammond (Hit and Run, 2008, etc.) makes his hero and heroine appealing enough, but the two sides of the case never mesh, and the identification and pursuit of the criminals is even less interesting than the challenge of providing Dell with a new paper identity."
A Scottish solicitor's self-appointed holiday is ended by his attempt to provide proper documentation for an heiress injured in an accident—and to trace the sinister cause of the accident. Read full book review >

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A DOG'S LIFE by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"More village romance than mystery, and none the worse for it."
A Scottish novelist copes with the departure of his live-in lover and the death of his black Lab by taking on board a new dog, a new woman and more trouble. Read full book review >