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Gently in the Sun (Chief Superintendent Gently #6)

3.37 of 5 stars 3.37  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Another superb inspector George Gently case file, now a hit BBC TV series starring Martin Shaw. (fic)
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Robinson Publishing (first published 1959)
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Pauline Ross
This is the sixth in a very long series of murder mysteries featuring the middle aged Inspector George Gently, all written in the fifties and sixties. This one is back by the seaside, in a small and not very interesting village baking in a heatwave (cue lots of comments along the lines of 'what a scorcher' and frying eggs on the pavement). A beautiful young woman visitor is found murdered on the beach beside the fishing boats. The locals can make nothing of it, and Gently is summoned from Scotla ...more
Rich Higbey
Dear oh dear. Although enjoyable, I still feel somewhat let down in the continued Gently series. This one I didn't find exciting until the last few chapters, which is a disappointment. I have to question if Alan Hunter was simply writing novels for the fun of it rather than to provide a thrilling story! Gently In The Sun is a classic detective got there too late. I don't have much to add in terms of a review as I feel this reflects better what I'm trying to say. Will I continue? Most likely. But ...more
I found the plot quite implausible and rather ridiculous. This close knit secretive brotherhood of fishermen stuff just doesn't ring true at all.

The story centred more on Gently's feelings towards the characters than the detection of the crime, I felt.

Not one of Hunter's better efforts.
Wilde Sky
A beautiful girl is found dead in a small fishing village and so begins another case for Inspector Gently.

The story was engaging and well written. But the conclusion, the linking of two murders decades apart, felt false in that the first murder made sense, but not the second.
Gently is called to a mediocre seaside town to investigate the death of an extremely attractive young woman visitor.
Arthur Mitchell
Old fashioned, gentle, who done it. Having read a number of the original novels, I prefer the tv show.
Ultimately I was turned off by the detective's admiration for a man who strangled two women.
another good solid 50/60 era crime novel
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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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