WorldCat Identities

Hunter, Alan 1922-2005

Works: 153 works in 654 publications in 3 languages and 14,224 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television cop shows  Television series  Television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television crime shows 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6015.U565, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Alan Hunter
Most widely held works by Alan Hunter
George Gently( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stubborn, incorruptible old cop George Gently partners with a young, ambitious protege to tackle cases in the North East of England during the turbulent 1960s
George Gently( Visual )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector George Gently, a former Scotland Yard sleuth, returns to track murderers in Britain's North Country
George Gently( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspecteur George Gently en zijn assistent Bacchus onderzoeken moordzaken in Northumberland, jaren zestig van de 20e eeuw
Gently between tides by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landed Gently by Alan Hunter( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having been invited to spend Christmas in the country, fishing for pike, Gently finds himself hunting a completely different predator when a guest at Merely Hall, a nearby stately home, is found dead at the foot of the grand staircase on Christmas morning. At first the tragedy is assumed to be a simple accident, but Gently is not one to jump to conclusions and is soon in no doubt whatsoever that this was murder. Merely produces the finest tapestries in England but the threads that Gently must unravel in his investigation are more complex than any weaver's design, with everyone from the lord of the manor to his most lowly servant falling under suspicion." --Publisher
Gently does it by Alan Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last thing you need when you're on holiday is to become involved in a murder. For most people, that would easily qualify as the holiday from hell. For George Gently, it is a case of business as usual. The Chief Inspector's quiet Easter break in Norchester is rudely interrupted when a local timber merchant is found dead
Gently with the painters by Alan Hunter( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When artist Shirley Johnson is murdered and her body dumped outside a provincial police headquarters, Gently is despatched from London to take over the investigation. The prime suspect appears to be the woman's husband, a former bomber pilot with a guilty secret, but the other members of the woman's art group also have strong views about her controversial final painting - Dark Destroyer. With too many motives, too many suspects and too little time, George Gently must work quickly before the murderer manages to slip through his fingers
Gently by the shore by Alan Hunter( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You'll find plenty of bodies stretched out on a summer beach - but they're not usually dead ... In a British seaside holiday resort at the height of the season, you would expect to find a promenade and a pier, maybe some donkeys, 'Kiss-Me-Quick' hats, candy floss and kids building sandcastles. You would not expect to find a naked corpse, punctured with stab wounds, lying on the sand. Chief Inspector George Gently is called in to investigate the disturbing murder
Gently with the innocents by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suddenly, inexplicably, the murderer strikes again. Now Gently goes alone to Harrisons in the dead of night, at last discovering its secret in a blood-curdling confrontation with sheer terror
Gently down the stream by Alan Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time spent messing about on the river isn't supposed to end with a brutal murder. The staff at Stoley's Boatyard were used to holidaymakers returning their pleasure cruisers a little late after a week or so exploring the network of waterways around Norchester. They were not used to finding their yachts burned almost beyond recognition with the charred remains of a client still aboard. Taking on the murder investigation, Chief Inspector George Gently faces an enquiry like no other he has ever handled
Gently in trees by Alan Hunter( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a well-know film director is discovered dead in lonely woodland at Latchford Chase, Detective Chief Superintendent George Gently is called in to investigate. Adam Stoll's luck was short in all directions - his wife and child long gone, his mistress taken up with another man, and a scheming young actress stringing him along. Also a West end show he was backing was coming off prematurely, and a close friend had swindled him. Enough reason for suicide? ... Somehow Gently doesn't think so
Gently with the ladies by Alan Hunter( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Superintendent Gentry is faced with a battered corpse and a field of suspects linked together through some rather bizarre connections
Gently through the woods by Alan Hunter( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gently where the roads go by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murdered in a lonely lay-by in the heart of the countryside, a trucker is identified as a Polish immigrant. Was this a revenge killing, a quarrel over money, an underworld execution or something even more sinister? The more Gently delves into the circumstances of the murdered man, the more complicated the case becomes until, with machine-gun bullets ripping into his car, the whole affair turns very nasty. Gently must unravel the dead man's complicated past and track down the murderer before he becomes the next victim!
Gently in the Highlands by Alan Hunter( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gently go man by Alan Hunter( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed makes the teenage bikers feel alive, but they soon find that murder is the fastest way to die A five-mile stretch of arrow-straight road outside Latchford acts like a magnet to beatnik bikers using the road like a drag strip. When one of the bikers is killed in an accident, most people regard it as an inevitable consequence of the kids using drugs and racing bikes for kicks. But the evidence points to the young man's death being something more sinister than a mere accident and George Gently is drawn into a world populated by disaffected teenagers, with a jazz soundtrack and a background of murder
Gently to the summit by Alan Hunter( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountaineer Reginald Kincaid disappeared during an expedition to climb Mount Everest. His body was never recovered, lost on the mountain slopes like so many other casualties - so it comes as a shock to his fellow climbers when he turns up again 22 years later. Is this man really Kincaid? How could he possibly have survived? The mystery invokes suspicion when Kincaid's climbing partner on the Everest attempt, Arthur Fleece, falls to his death on Mount Snowdon. A feud that had erupted between Fleece and the resurrected Kincaid sparks a murder investigation for George Gently with a 'dead' man as the prime suspect
Gently through the mill by Alan Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Gently Sahib by Alan Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a tiger mauled a man to death, would he bother burying the corpse? An escaped tiger that terrorizes a little market town is shot dead by a police marksman, having caused nothing more than a minor panic. A year later, a man is found mauled to death and neatly buried in his own back garden. The only thing Gently can be sure of is that the tiger didn't bury the body, so who did?
Gently in the sun by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heat is on when a beautiful young woman is found dead on a beach at the height of summer Every man in Hiverton knows Rachel Campion. She is the most gorgeous girl to have turned up in the fishing village in living memory. When she is discovered lying dead on the beach, Gently joins the throngs of summer visitors on their annual pilgrimage to the seaside in the midst of a summer heatwave - and as the temperature soars, the mystery deepens. The long-buried skeleton of a woman is unearthed close to where Rachel's body was found and Gently suddenly has the riddle of two mysterious deaths to solve. Many of the locals, including the secretive brotherhood of fishermen, seem particularly reluctant to help Gently answer the vital questions: Why was Rachel Campion murdered? How is the old skeleton connected with the new crime? And who is the murderer?
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George Gently
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Alan Hunter Brits schrijver van misdaadromans (1922-2005)

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Landed GentlyGently does itGently with the paintersGently by the shoreGently down the streamGently where the roads goGently to the summitGently through the mill