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Gently Go Man (Chief Superintendent Gently #9)

3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Johnny Lister ran out of road and got killed. In Latchford, where road is all there is. Five miles of road--a hot, straight strip with a dead tree at the westerly end of it. The wreckage of Lister's cycle was found a hundred yards from his body...

Into the world of jazz and death-happy delinquents came Superintendent Gently of the Yard. But the youthful companions of the de
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Constable Robinson (first published 1961)
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Bev Hankins
Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter is like way out there, man. Like the mostest in the way of late 50s/very early 60s talk. Like maybe too much mostest. You dig me, man?

Okay, I can only do so much of that. Seriously. So...Gently Go Man was first published in 1961. The teddy boys have given way to jeebies (don't ask me, I have no idea). These are jazz-loving, motorcycle-riding teenagers who have had it with the adults and are looking for a way out of squaresville. They find their way out through the ki
Caroline Wooden
Interesting English murder mystery set in 1964 North England. Motorcycles and Marijuana.
I picked this up from the library as I enjoy the TV series staring Martin Shaw so much. I hadn't appreciated how much had been changed from the book when making the TV series. One of the main differences is the setting, the TV series is set in Northumberland and the books are set in Norfolk, two very different parts of England and it took a while for me to be able to adjust to the original setting. Also George is still based at Scotland Yard rather than having moved permanently to a new police f ...more
Pauline Ross
This is the eighth in the series of relaxed murder mysteries about genial detective George Gently, written in the later fifties and early sixties. I've enjoyed my previous forays into the series, as much for the authentic slices of post-war British life as for the murders themselves, which were always a bit ho-hum. But this is the first to lose me completely. Hunter has always fancied himself as a chronicler of regional accents and dialects, with (in my opinion) very limited success, and the las ...more
Gently investigates a small town jazz scene. A great deal of talk in "jazz language", a kind of clash of cultures take. Really irritating to read.
George Gently and the Breckland bikers. This murder tale is very much of its time - featuring beatniks and reefers and squares.
Not as good as the others
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Alan Hunter was an English author of crime fiction. All of his 46 novels feature Inspector George Gently and are mainly set in East Anglia.

Initially a farmer, he became an antiquarian bookseller before writing his first novel.
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