Gently With the Painters
By Alan Hunter
An original Gently novel on which the prime-time BBC series starring Martin Shaw is based.
The death of a young artist leaves Gently desperately piecing together the portrait of a murderer.
When artist Shirley Johnson is murdered and her body dumped outside a provincial police headquarters, Gently is despatched from London to Northshire 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 and her controversial final painting - Dark Destroyer. With so many suspects to consider, Gently must get to the bottom of the mystery before the murderer manages to slip through his fingers.
Praise for Alan Hunter's Gently books:
'It is always a pleasure to look forward to another Gently book by Alan Hunter ...' Police Review
Alan Hunter was born in Hoveton, Norfolk in 1922. He left school at the age of 14 to work on his father's farm, spending his spare time sailing on the Norfolk Broads and writing nature notes for the Eastern Evening News. He also wrote poetry, some of which was published while he was in the RAF during World War II. By 1950, he was running his own book shop in Norwich and in 1955, he wrote the first of 45 George Gently novels. He died in 2005 aged 82.
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03 Nov 2011
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