Search Results: "J.M. Gregson"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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MURDER AT THE LODGE by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Another amusing procedural that makes for a lovely evening's entertainment—except, as Peach might observe, for the victim and his killer."
That bulwark of incompetence, Superintendent Thomas Bulstrode Tucker, head of the Brunton CID, sniffs a promotion to Chief Superintendent in the air—and that means a promotion as well for his detested underling, DI Percy Peach, if only the two officers can pull together in presenting their tales of mutual admiration to the Lancashire brass. Read full book review >

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CLOSE CALL by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As usual, Gregson's coppers squeeze and squeeze the suspects until they've gotten every last one of their not-very-interesting secrets. Not Lambert and Hook's finest hour."
Seven neighbors celebrate the opening of their new homes on Gloucestershire's quiet Gurney Close by throwing a block party. Next morning, one of them is dead. 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 >

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REST ASSURED by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Solid police procedure once again saves the day, as death doesn't take a holiday."
A foray into a holiday community turns out anything but restful for Chief Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook (Cry of the Children, 2014, etc.) of Oldford CID. Read full book review >

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REMAINS TO BE SEEN by J.M. Gregson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A by-the-book procedural with too many loose ends to satisfy any but the most devoted Peach fans."
A drug bust turns into a murder investigation when a fire leaves a charred corpse on a dealer's posh Lancashire estate. 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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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 >