WorldCat Identities

Hunter, Alan 1922-2005

Works: 157 works in 713 publications in 3 languages and 14,227 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television cop shows  Television series  Television programs  Film adaptations  Television crime shows  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator
Classifications: PR6015.U565, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alan Hunter
Most widely held works by Alan Hunter
George Gently( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 782 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 )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace & love: When nuclear submarines plan to dock at the local naval base, young peace protesters from Durham University clash with the police. The next morning, the demonstrators' fiery leader, faculty member Fraser Barratt, turns up dead at the dockside. The investigation takes Gently and Bacchus to the campus, where big changes are blowin' in the wind--and the social, political, and sexual tumult brings little peace
Landed Gently by Alan Hunter( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 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 between tides by Alan Hunter( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gently does it by Alan Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 527 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. His son, with whom he had been seen arguing, immediately becomes the prime suspect, although Gently is far from convinced of his guilt
Gently with the painters by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 513 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 )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a British seaside holiday resort at the height of the season, you would expect to find a promenade and pier, maybe some donkeys, kiss-me-quick hats, candyfloss 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 to investigate the disturbing murder. No one wants to think that there is a maniac on the loose in the town but with no clothes or identifying marks on the body, Gently has a tough time establishing who the victim is, let alone the killer
Gently with the innocents by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 425 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 )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 362 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 349 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 )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 341 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 go man by Alan Hunter( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 310 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. Praise for Alan Hunter's Gently books: 'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter ... ' Police Review
Gently to the summit by Alan Hunter( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 306 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 where the roads go by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chief Inspector George Gently dodges bullets when he investigates the murder of a trucker who died in a hail of gunfire. Murdered in a lonely lay-by in the heart of the countryside, the trucker is identified as a Polish immigrant. Was this a revenge killing, a quarrel over money, an underworld execution or something even more sinister?
Gently floating by Alan Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gently wades through a torrent of suspects when a body is found floating face down in the river. Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing - that's if you can call having too many suspects, too many potential murderers, 'a good thing'. What Gently has to work out is which of them had the cold blooded nerve to smash the victim's skull and dump him in the river
Gently through the mill by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 271 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 in the sun by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 267 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?
Gently Sahib by Alan Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If a tiger mauled a man to death, would he bother burying the corpse? The tiger that had escaped from a local zoo and had terrorized the little market town of Abbotsham had been shot dead by a police marksman without, it would seem, having caused anything more than a mild panic. It wasn't until a year later that an apparent victim of the rogue tiger was discovered - but the man was neatly buried in his own back garden. With foul play afoot, George Gently is called in to investigate
Gently in the Highlands by Alan Hunter( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alan Hunter Brits schrijver van misdaadromans (1922-2005)

Hunter, Alan

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