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Gently Instrumental

By Alan Hunter

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When a young musician is murdered, a highly respected composer finds himself facing the music . . .

The unflappable Inspector George Gently has become a household name through the hit BBC TV series starring Martin Shaw. These are the original books on which the TV series was based, although the George Gently in Alan Hunter's whodunits is somewhat different to his TV counterpart. He is more calculating, more analytical, and his investigations are even more enthralling.

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Following the death of a young musician, George Gently is assigned to the case, mainly because his boss is such a fan of the composer, Walter Hozeley. Things look bad for Hozeley when details emerge of a vicious argument between the composer and the murdered clarinetist, Terence Virtue, who was also Hozeley's lover.

The other musicians who were present at the rehearsal where the quarrel took place soon fall under suspicion when Gently begins to realise that Hozeley may not have been the only one who wanted Virtue dead. As the musicians prepare for a special performance, Gently's investigation builds to a crescendo and the killer is set to take his final bow.

Biographical Notes

ALAN HUNTER left school at 14 to work on his father's Norfolk farm, writing nature notes for the local paper in his spare time. By 1950 he had his own bookshop and, in 1955, wrote the first of 45 Inspector George Gently novels.

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  • ISBN: 9781472108821
  • Publication date: 06 Mar 2014
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  • Imprint: C & R Crime
Well written, well constructed, with Chief Superintendent Gently, of course, doing his stuff as politely and as effectively as ever. — The Sunday Times
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