Books by Gerald Hammond and Complete Book Reviews

Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-312-13941-4
In a departure from the dour Scots hunting tales narrated by taciturn gun expert Keith Calder, this newest adventure is recalled by Calder's more earthy brother, Ronnie, whose ribald prose is then edited, sanitized and italically interrupted by...
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Gerald Hammond, Author Severn House Publishers $27.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6801-5
Cozies don't come much milder than this possible first in a new series from British veteran Hammond (Well and Good). Roland Fox, a writer with one book to his credit who's just moved to the quiet town of Newton Lauder near the Scottish...
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Gerald Hammond, Author . Severn $27.95 (185p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6534-2
A stolen memory card leads Edinburgh's Det. Insp. Honey Laird out of maternity leave and into a murder investigation in this undistinguished mystery from prolific Scottish author Hammond (Waking Partners ). The card contains sexually explicit...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $15.95 (175p) ISBN 978-0-312-05536-3
Hammond's new detective, Scottish dog breeder and trainer John Cunningham, finds another body--and himself in trouble with the authorities--in this worthy sequel to Dog in the Dark . Bird hunting on the Scottish coast one morning, he and his wife...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $14.95 (191p) ISBN 978-0-312-03435-1
Hammond's strained new Keith Calder mystery involves the bookish and refined English mystery writer, Simon Parbitter (seen before in Adverse Report ) in another intrigue. Calder and a group of associates have developed a new shotgun cartridge...
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Gerald Hammond, Author . Severn $27.95 (186p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6864-0
On returning from a Swiss holiday, Michael McGinnis and Hilda Gilmour are surprised to find a police sergeant and a constable waiting for them at their East Lothian cottage in this pedestrian effort from Scottish veteran Hammond. The sergeant...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (152p) ISBN 978-0-312-06369-6
The latest installment in the Keith Calder series (after Let Us Prey ) features Keith's daughter Deborah and detective sergeant Ian Fellowes. A newcomer to the town of Newton Lauder, having been posted there only recently from Edinburgh, Ian makes...
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Gerald Hammond, Author Severn House Publishers $25.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-5951-8
May Forsyth finds both romance and murder at her new gardening job at Cannaluke House.
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (154p) ISBN 978-0-312-08891-0
This slight but neatly executed puzzle set in the hunt country of the Scottish Highlands enables Hammond ( In Camera ; Doghouse ) to transfer the amateur sleuthing skills of his hero Keith Calder to Keith's capable and courageous daughter, Deborah,...
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Gerald Hammond, Severn, $27.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6962-3
Scottish veteran Hammond (Silent Intruder) offers an intriguing premise in this enjoyable cozy. Author Tim Russell, who's living alone in a small village on Scotland's east coast, encounters 17-year-old Ann Erskine, who's been living rough in the...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (189p) ISBN 978-0-312-07733-4
The prolific Hammond integrates aspects of his two mystery series in this third tale to feature dog trainer and retired British army office John Cunningham. As in earlier entries, spaniel lore takes up much of the narrative, but here the solution to
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Gerald Hammond, Author . St Martin's Minotaur $22.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-312-27292-0
Why anyone would "relish" (as Hammond's series hero, gun-dog kennel co-owner Henry Fitts, describes it) slaughtering wild fowl in the brisk Scottish air as sport is anyone's guess. In what Hammond claims in a preface is his last...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $19.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-312-15657-2
The latest in the prolific Hammond's series featuring Scottish Highlands gunsmith Keith Calder (after Hook or Crook, 1996) stretches a thin plot to display lore of such rarefied interest that all but the most rabid of gun and/or angling nut will...
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Gerald Hammond. Severn, $27.95 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8093-2
At the start of this well-crafted mystery from Scottish author Hammond (A Dog’s Life), surveyor Douglas Young decides to become a real estate developer by buying Underwood House, a neglected property in the countryside outside Edinburgh, and...
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Gerald Hammond, Author . Severn $25.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-5807-8
Veteran Scottish author Hammond (A Running Jump, etc.) offers an entertaining, lighthearted caper in which an American woman and a Scottish landowner team up to gain vengeance on a scoundrel. A chance meeting brings together historian Jeremy...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $12.95 (173p) ISBN 978-0-312-00593-1
The 13th thriller in Hammond's racy, witty series starts with his Scottish gunsmith Keith Calder being named executor of Robin Winterton's estate. Learning that Winterton was murdered and his priceless gun collection is missing, Calder uses his...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $18.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-312-10446-7
Hammond offers readers more death and dog lore in the latest adventure (after Give a Dog a Name ) of Scots kennel owners, Falklands veteran John Cunningham and his wife Beth. A hit and run claims the life of a petty thief on a remote road on New...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $17.95 (154p) ISBN 978-0-312-11825-9
Hammond now adds an angling tale to his gun-lore mysteries (starring gunsmith Keith Calder) and his spaniel-training adventures (featuring retired soldier John Cunningham). Like those novels, this is a brief, plot-driven affair, heavy on information,
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Gerald Hammond. Severn, $27.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8177-9
Quaint details about the denizens of the Scottish hamlet of Birchgrove—human and animal—fill this appealing cozy from British veteran Hammond (With My Little Eye). Village vet Jane Highsmith and writer Roland Fox are looking forward to getting...
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Gerald Hammond, Author Severn House Publishers $25.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-5895-5
Veteran Gerald Hammond (Dirty Dollar) delivers another diverting contemporary crime caper, The Snatch. Two amateur kidnappers find the tables turned when their victims, a couple of young girls, propose a robbery scheme of their own.
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $17.95 (154p) ISBN 978-0-312-11339-1
This splendidly tight and witty mystery, the latest in the Keith Calder series (In Camera), is set in the Scottish Borders district, within sight of the hills of England. Writer Simon Parbetter, who narrates, is only too happy to leave his word...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $12.95 (189p) ISBN 978-0-312-65697-3
Trouble seems to keep looking for Keith Calder, the affable Scottish ex-poacher and expert gunsmith who appeared last in Sauce for the Pigeon. This time Keith has agreed to take on two jobsfirst, to repair a load of arms for a gunrunner of...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-312-06997-1
In this latest Keith Calder mystery (after A Brace of Skeet ), Hammond's hero, who owns a sport shop in the lowlands of Scotland, is interrupted during his slow season by the arrival of Robert Hall, a gunsmith in search of a job. Hall quit his...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $14.95 (172p) ISBN 978-0-312-02858-9
Irascible, opinionated gunsmith Keith Calder ( The Worried Widow ; The Executor ) continues his feud with local police in this delightful mystery that introduces a bemused Englishman to the colorful residents of the Scottish countryside. Mystery...
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Gerald Hammond, Author St. Martin's Press $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-312-13189-0
Clarence, an exuberant and extroverted springer spaniel, has the bad habit of getting loose and wandering off in search of food and females. One day, this ``Houdini among dogs'' comes home squealing--and without a tail. What brute performed the...
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Gerald Hammond, Author, Hammond World Atlas Corporation, Author Minotaur Books $22.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-312-24256-5
Filled with a satisfying blend of Scottish slang and dialects, as well as a wealth of dog-training and breeding information, this is another enjoyable tale from the ever-reliable Hammond (Bloodlines; Sting in the Tail; etc.). Dog breeder John...
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