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With My Little Eye

2.57  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A new mystery set in Scotland from the ever-popular author - Surveyor Douglas Young stumbles across rambling Underwood House, near Edinburgh, one day whilst walking his dog. He realizes its potential immediately, and after it is developed into flats he becomes the anointed leader of the residents. So when one of his neighbours is found dead, Douglas and his young assista ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Severn House Publishers
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Rogue Reader
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-scotland
A Scottish estate is transformed into flats, thanks to the hard work, vision and charm of a young surveyor. No problem with the surveyor, Douglas Young; he's one of the good guys and the amateur sleuth who aids the local police investigators. Fun to read how deliberately Douglas is seduced by one of the residents, a young woman who wants to lose her maidenhead and falls in love. The residents, including the woman's mother, all conspire in the event.

Architectural details and organizational requir
Kelly Wagner
Oct 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Same trouble I usually have with British stuff - way too many cultural differences for me to really get it, without being exotic and foreign enough to be interesting. Getting a lot of it depends on having some knowledge of how houses are bought and sold in Scotland, and how surveyors work (it appears to be more like what we in the US would call home inspectors) and how the Scottish university system works... And the plot was weak, besides. Happy ending for our protagonist and his sidekick.
Wilde Sky
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
An odd collection of people move into an old building which has been converted into flats.

There were some reasonable plot ideas, but the structure, writing and characters were all underdeveloped - the book could have done with at least 1 rewrite (in my opinion).
Mike Gabor
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: british-mystery
I've read a few of Mr. Hammond's books and have mostly enjoyed them. In the introduction to this one he mentions that he is having heart problems (he's in his 80"s) and this will probably be his last book. Hopefully not, I wish him the best.
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: british, cozy, 2012
very old-fashioned style and attitude
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One of my favorite authors ! I am so very sad this may be his last book .....

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Gerald Hammond, (Gerald Arthur Douglas Hammond)was born in Scotland. He also writes under the names of Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden. He was an architect for thirty years before retiring to write novels full-time. He has written over 50 novels since the late 1960s.

His novels center around guns, shooting, hunting, fishing, and dog training.