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For Sale - With Corpse (Lambert and Hook #2)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Lydon Hall is a house full of character. But one of it's features should not include a corpse in the elegant drawing-room. Is this death the suicide it appears to be? The investigation centers on a tight-knit village community. Both the glamorous French widow and the man who lives rough on the moor after a mental breakdown seem to know more about this death than is first ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Thorndike Press
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Damaskcat
Jan 18, 2016 Damaskcat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Lambert and Hook series and very good it is too. A couple arrange to view Lydon Hall with the intention of purchasing it. The estate agent agrees to meet them at the property. When they arrive the find the house unlocked and the estate agent dead in what at first glance appears to be suicide. Lambert and Hook are not convinced and the forensic evidence shows that it was murder.

The problem is they have a superfluity of suspects. Almost everyone connected with the de
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Jen
Nov 29, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Making a Killing is the second book in Gregson's Lambert & Hook series of police procedural series. The cover has little to do with the book or with the murder of an estate agent whose body is discovered in a beautiful old home full of grace and character.

What I like about the series is the effort the author puts into character development. All of the suspects have a grudge against the murdered Stanley Freeman, and as Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook investigate, the suspects reveal themse
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Margaret
Oct 03, 2013 Margaret rated it did not like it
Really dull. I rashly signed 3 of these out of the library at once before going on holiday. They were all terrible. They're written in the early 90s but feel approximately contemporary with Agatha Christie.
They're slow & turgid; characters are universally unrealistic & uninteresting. Plots & character-development on a par with what I remember of Murder She Wrote. But those are done within 45 minutes or so - it took a lot longer to slog through these.
Todd Simpson
Mar 03, 2016 Todd Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent Murder Mystery. I always enjoy finding new Authors that can capture my attention, with a skillful and well balanced story. Sometimes I can pick who the murderer is, however Mr Gregson has done a great job in keeping the reader guessing. Superintendent Lambert and Sergeant Hook are relentless In their investigation of the killer. The Real Estate workers they are investigating are quite a diverse range of characters, which really makes this a great story. This is well worth a read.
Linda Brue
Superintendent John Lambert and Sergeant Bert Hook are brought in to investigate the suspected suicide of a man who was at Lydon hall to show the estate to prospective buyers. Something about the set-up seems slightly off, especially the method.

Typical English village-type mystery, it starts slowly and builds up to the final denouement. Well done.
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Jul 06, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A reasonably gentle murder/mystery and very enjoyable.
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James Michael Gregson taught for twenty-seven years in schools, colleges and universities before concentrating on full-time writing. He has written books on subjects as diverse as golf and Shakespeare.
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