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Gently Through the Mill (The Inspector George Gently Case Files)

Gently Through the Mill (The Inspector George Gently Case Files) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Hunter
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An original Gently novel on which the prime-time BBC series starring Martin Shaw is based.

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When small-time gambler and petty crook Steinie Taylor turns up dead in a hopper of flour at a country bakery, Gently has to figure out not only how he got there, but also why his prime suspects all appear to have dark secrets to hide.

Why had the deceased villain and two of his friends been spending money like it was going out of fashion? Where had they acquired the cash? Why had they strayed from their usual haunts? Why did Taylor’s friends both disappear? In the kind of town where everyone usually knows everything about their neighbours, there are a few surprises in store for the locals and the investigation becomes ever more sinister when one of Taylor’s cronies is also found dead. The race is on to find the third man before the killer can claim him as another victim.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849015023
  • Publisher: Robinson (21 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SH0QUU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Body in the flour 24 May 2011
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George Gently is asked to look into the mystery of a body in a hopper of flour in the town of Lynton in Northshire. At first it seems as though the local police have been very thorough and left no stone unturned but there is a great deal of information they have not managed to come by.

The dead man is a petty criminal from London and he and his two friends have been staying in the area and spending money like it's going out of fashion. Gently thinks it odd that where there three friends stayed has not been traced.

By practically haunting the mill and the attached bakery Gently manages to find out all sorts of things which various people wanted kept hidden and bit by bit he puts together the jigsaw puzzle and comes up with the murderer.

I really enjoyed this complex plot with its many strands. The characters are interesting and the background of the fictional Northshire - based on Norfolk - really comes to life. I like Gently with his quiet ways and mind that misses nothing - however insignificant.

If you have not tried this series then it is well worth reading if you like your crime without graphic violence and with interesting characters and a likeable detective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gently's On The Case 9 Jan 2012
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I have watched Gently on the tv, but this is the first time I have actually read one of the novels. Like most people I knew the novels were different but I was surprised that really they are much better. In this case there is a body found in a mill, in the town of Lynton. The body turns out to be a London petty criminal, part of a small time gang, but what was he doing there, and where are his other gang members?

Scotland Yard is called in, thus George Gently is set to solve the case. Gently finds people witholding information from him, as he interviews possible suspects, and he definitely has his work cut out as he tries to sift through everything for the truth. Uncovering more crimes, will Gently ever solve the case?

This was first published in 1958 and has a 'Golden Age' feel to it that draws you in and holds you, as you try to solve the case before Gently. If you love good old fashioned crime tales with the emphasis on the solving and not on gruesome crimes, then this is well worth getting.
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THE 5th, (pipe smoking / peppermint eating), CHIEF INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY, C.I.D, MYSTERY NOVEL, [now a television series starring Martin Shaw]. .. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BOOK, AND HERE IS WHAT THE JACKET FLAPS [the 'blurb'] STATES :


The body was found in a hopper of sour flour at an old flour-mill in the peaceful, respectable East Anglian town of Lynton; it turned out to be the body of a small-time race-track crook from London. What he had be doing in so unlikely a place as Lynton remained a mystery until the local police gave up and Chief Inspector Gently, C.I.D, was sent to sort things out.

Gently was well acquainted with the eastern counties but he had never before investigated a flour-mill and bakery. By the time he had been through this one he had three suspects lined up - the manager of the mill, the foreman, and the baker, each of whom obviously had something on his mind. But none of them seemed to have any concievable connection with the deceased or with his two companions in crime - who had also disappeared from their usual London haunts.



[Gently Sahib"] ..... After eleven books, it is about time that this bloke Gently - now promoted to Chief Supt. Gently C.I.D. - got done. On T.V. Or films. After all, he is as solid (fourteen stone I reckon) as Maigret. Or Cluff. And he comes out very well in this tale of an escaped tiger that eats a blackmailer in an edgy Home Counties market town. A clever murder, says Gently, proves it, shoots a panther, then goes fishing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Times past 14 Mar 2014
By Dave H
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Written in a very different style from today's detective novel but a brilliant read. This is my fourth from the 46 Gently novels I certainly will be reading more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good story 10 Jan 2014
By pete
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Much better to read the stories than watch them on television where the are made with more emphasis on titilation and violence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable gentle story 8 Jan 2014
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I've bought these books for my boyfriend after seeing the George Gently series on TV with Martin Shaw. we both enjoyed the 1960s atmosphere and now that he's started reading them (I bought five of them), he's said that he's thoroughly enjoying them although they're not like the series. He is also fond of the Inspector Frost novels but there are only a few of those so we needed to find something new and this seems to be hitting the spot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MIKES VIEW 2 Jan 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars another good one 4 Dec 2013
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Alan hunter wrote some extremely good books and not the usual violent characters in some thrillers. He was a one off
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