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Gently North-West (Inspector George Gently Series Book 14) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Hunter
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

There's blood in the heather and a murderer on the loose when Gently pays a quite visit to the Highlands of Scotland.Had Brenda Merryn not been such a stong-willed woman and had she not been so much in love with George Gently, driving all the way to Scotland for a holiday with Gently's sister and brother-in-law might have been a bit of a challenge. Spying on a heavily armed private army of nationalists, being held at gunpoint on the hillside, being held prisoner in a filthy outhouse and becoming involved in a murder would be unthinkable.For Gently, it's all in a day's work and his holiday is put on hold while he stalks a murderer in the mountains, with Brenda by his side.

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    Book Description

    There's blood in the heather and a murderer on the loose when Gently pays a quite visit to the Highlands of Scotland.

    About the Author

    Alan Hunter was born in Hoveton, Norfolk in 1922. He left school at the age of 14 to work on his father's farm, spending his spare time sailing on the Norfolk Broads and writing nature notes for the Eastern Evening News. He also wrote poetry, some of which was published while he was in the RAF during World War II. By 1950, he was running his own book shop in Norwich and in 1955, he wrote the first of 45 George Gently novels. He died in 2005 aged 82.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 308 KB
    • Print Length: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Robinson (18 Oct. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B009EP7XS4
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,321 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A wee bit far-fetched! 14 Feb. 2013
    By Annie W
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    After long and detailed descriptions of the roads used in the drive from London to Scotland in 1967, the story settles down to being a murder mystery, strewn with Scottish Nationalists with a military bent, castle-owning lairds who speak in broad Scots as opposed to the 'Belgravia Highlanders' they largely were, and the awful 'poor but honest crofters, eeking out a living, with bairns running bare-bottomed' of romantic 19th century literature. 'Flower of Scotland' was written that year, and it may be that there was enough in the news about Scottish Nationalism that the author thought the subject a topical one, but it has not travelled well over the intervening years, and is more than a little hackneyed for today's readers.

    The murder is interesting, but I really cannot see why Gently got himself involved in the case, nor do I find the attitude of the locals likely, but then, I'm an Island Scot, not a Lowland Scot, so probably shouldn't criticise. I can say, though, that as a travelogue and a history of motor cars, this book is full of nostalgia - and even contains a reference to Mary Quant and her fashions. It also gives our George Gently a bit of romance and passion on the heather-covered slopes.

    It's by no means the best of the series, but it has its moments.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Not my Favourite Gently 20 Dec. 2012
    By DAM
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    Not the most intruiging read, a bit 'routine' and 'flat' but with Hunter's usual believable way of showing diametricly opposite opinions and beliefs. The 'Villain' of the independance story is sympathetically handled - which, if written today, in the climate of terrorist outrage prevalent, would not have been so sympathetic.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A favourite of mine 22 May 2014
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    I find these Gently books a touch repetitive and quite old fashioned in their use of language but nevertheless they are good light reading when I have a few minutes spare. They are far less gritty than the TV series.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars mr5512 7 Mar. 2014
    By Mike R.
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    Good story based in the wilds of "Bonnie Scotland", but hard going with all the Scottish dialect interwoven in the story. A bit like reading a book in a foreign language!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Gently north west 17 Feb. 2014
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    This book from the books of inspector George gently is a good book to read the more you can get the world of the inspectors world and the star of the book
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    3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing book 27 July 2013
    By corless
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    found the book difficult to get into and found the characters rather shallow with
    a plot which was rather sketchy.Was pleased to finish the book.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 16 Jun. 2013
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    I enjoyed the book as it covered a look into the Scottish way of life. It has encouraged me to explore Scotland!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Gently North-West 9 Jun. 2013
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    A great publication & just what was needed. Well thought out and presented. Delivered electronically, it was not subject to the vagaries of the postage system. Many thanksl
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