Search Results: "J.M. Gregson"


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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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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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TOO MUCH OF WATER by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"It's a modest though genuine pleasure watching Lambert and Hook civilly unmask everyone within a five-mile radius but a disappointment when the most obvious and least interesting suspect turns out to be the killer."
Oldford CID veteran Supt. John Lambert and his faithful sidekick, DS Bert Hook, ask who strangled an adult student returning to university and dumped her body in the Severn. Read full book review >

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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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WITCH’S SABBATH by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Although he's unconventional in both manner and method, Peach conducts a pedestrian investigation leading to an unsurprising conclusion."
Lancashire DCI Denis "Percy" Peach (Dusty Death, 2005, etc.) continues to sass his boss and sleep with his sergeant while solving the murder of a modern young witch. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE ELEVENTH HOLE by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Well above par."
When Detective Sergeant Bert Hook slices into the rough on the 11th fairway at Ross-on-Wye, it's bad for more than just his score. Read full book review >

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WILD JUSTICE by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"To say that Peach's latest outing apes Gregson's last tale about DCS John Lambert and DS Bert Hook (A Good Walk Spoiled, 2008) is an insult to our fellow primates. The author should sue himself for plagiarism."
There's something awfully familiar about the investigation DCI Peach and DS Blake (Remains to be Seen, 2007, etc.) conduct into the violent death of a successful businessman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A NECESSARY END by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Gregson's lively portraits of suspects don't quite make up for slapdash plotting and an unforeseeable solution."
A book club gets off to a rocky start when one of its members is murdered. Read full book review >

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IN VINO VERITAS by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Gregson's focus on the routine side of policing unfortunately makes for a routine read."
Lambert and Hook (A Good Walk Spoiled, 2008, etc.) investigate the murder of an obnoxious English vintner. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 >