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? Number 12 in the Inspector George Gently series.
GENTLY BY THE SHORE
In a British seaside holiday resort at the height of the season, 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. Who knows where or when the murderer might strike again?
GENTLY DOES IT
Chief Inspector Gently's quiet Easter break is rudely interrupted when a local timber merchant is found dead. The Norchester police gratefully accept Gently's offer to help investigate the murder, but he soon clashes with the officer in charge of the case. Locking horns with the local law is a distraction Gently can do without when he's on the trail of a killer.
GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
Chief Inspector Gently's fishing holiday on the waterways around Norchester is interrupted by the discovery of a local man's body in a burnt out boat. Somewhere beneath the lies of the victim's wife, obscured by the brittle edge of her daughter's fear and hidden by her son's hysteria, lies the truth. Gently's only hope is to sweep aside the litter of chaos and confusion to uncover the identity of the killer.
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 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 GO MAN
When a teenage biker is killed in a crash, 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 Chief Superintendent Gently is drawn into a world populated by disaffected teenagers.
GENTLY IN THE SUN
When a young woman is discovered lying dead on the beach, Chief Superintendent Gently joins the throngs of summer visitors in the midst of a summer heatwave, to investigate. But when the long-buried skeleton of a woman is unearthed close to where the body was found, Gently suddenly has the riddle of two mysterious deaths to solve.
GENTLY THROUGH THE MILL
When petty crook Steinie Taylor turns up dead in a hopper of flour at a country bakery, Inspector George Gently has to figure out not only how he got there, but also why his prime suspects all appear to have a dark secret to hide. Why had the deceased villain and his two friends been spending money like it was going out of fashion? Why did Taylor's friends both disappear? The investigation becomes even more sinister when one of Taylor's cronies is also found dead.
GENTLY TO THE SUMMIT
Mountaineer Reginald Kincaid was believed to have died during an expedition to climb Mount Everest, so it comes as a shock when he turns up again 22 years later. The mystery is compounded by the death of Arthur Fleece, Kincaid's climbing partner on the Everest attempt. The feud that had developed 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
Chief Inspector George Gently finds himself dodging 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 WITH THE LADIES
A police man-hunt fails to find the husband of a brutally murdered woman - until he turns up in Gently's office. The hunted man is, in fact, a far-distant relative of Gently and throws himself on the Chief Inspector's mercy. Gently will have none of it and is ready to hand the man over to his colleagues in charge of the investigation, but there are some intriguing elements to the case. The fact that the prime suspect had fled to be with his mistress and then taken to the open sea in a chartered yacht seems hugely incriminating.
Having been invited to spend Christmas in the country, Chief Superintendent Gently finds himself investigating when a guest at Merely Hall, a nearby stately home, is found dead. 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 that this was murder.