Search Results: "J.M. Gregson"


BOOK REVIEW

TO KILL A WIFE by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"A highly competent but bloodless performance from Gregson (Girl Gone Missing, 1998, not reviewed), notable mostly for its police hero's unusually outspoken, and unpunished, impertinence to his boss."
Verna Hume is the kind of woman who's not above stealing their joint employment agency from her trusting partner, blackmailing her father for a long-buried secret, and carrying on two adulterous affairs at once. Read full book review >

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MERELY PLAYERS by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"Another meat-and-potatoes procedural from the reliable Gregson."
The murder of a TV actor leaves too many suspects and too few clues to suit DCI Percy Peach (Wild Justice, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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BACKHAND SMASH by J.M. Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"The competition to see who hated Fitton most overshadows any rivalry on Birch Fields' courts, and it's a sure bet that the final outcome of Gregson's solid procedural won't be 1-love."
A recently integrated tennis club is the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

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A TURBULENT PRIEST by J.M. Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Churchgoers and church doubters are all given a say, but Gregson (To Kill a Wife, 1999, etc.) saves the liveliest discussions in this low-key, indolently plotted English villager for Peach, a bastion of insolence, as he twits the pompous Tucker."
A dog and its master alert the police of a priestly body brought to their attention by Brunton's near-biblical rains. Read full book review >

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FINAL ACT by J.M. Gregson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An appealing cast of characters both on set and off makes Gregson's latest outing a pleasure for procedural buffs."
Lambert and Hook (A Necessary End, 2015, etc.) are stymied by an array of suspects who all make their living by deception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE HAPPY by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Like Marjorie's committee, Gregson's 14th Lambert and Hook adventure plows forward steadily, providing enjoyment for fans of the grill-'em-till-you-got-'em British procedural."
Death threats to a literary festival's planning committee seem more potent when one of the board's members is shot to death in his study. Read full book review >

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CRY OF THE CHILDREN by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Gregson knows when to up the ante and when to bring his case to a close in this tense procedural."
Chief Supt. John Lambert and DS Bert Hook (Die Happy, 2011, etc.) face what every policeman dreads: a child-killer. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS' TEARS by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Another solid outing for Gregson and the indomitable Peach."
Two murders within a week pose a formidable puzzle for Brunton CID's most irreverent DCI, Percy Peach (Least of Evils, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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AN UNSUITABLE DEATH by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A clever mystery, though the police routine proves in the end a little too routine."
Tamsin Rennie's strangled corpse is found carefully arranged on the Hereford Cathedral Lady Chapel altar, clearly the work of the serial killer dubbed Sacristan—or a copycat killer who's cleverly tailored the evidence to fit the scenario. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DESSERTS by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Still, it's hard to resist interrogations so suave that the killer, confronted at last, thinks: 'This must be what counselling was like.'"
Det. Insp. John Lambert and Det. Sgt. Bert Hook ask which employee killed a universally popular boss. Read full book review >

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MORTAL TASTE by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Like your favorite high-school English teacher, Lambert's winning sixth is both dependable and inventive—and likely to delight procedural fans on both sides of the pond."
Under the watchful, worried eye of his wife Christine, Chief Superintendent John Lambert hopes to solve one last case before he's forced to retire from the CID. Read full book review >

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A GOOD WALK SPOILED by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"All the interest is in seeing Lambert and Hook turn the suspects against one another in this routine procedural, which ends with one of the shortest putts on record."
A company golf outing turns nasty when the director of research and development ends dinner by keeling over dead. Read full book review >