Search Results: "Gerald Hammond"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >