Lambert and Hook

29 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

Murder at the Nineteenth Summary

When there is a violent murder at a historic Home Counties golf club, Superintendent John Lambert himself discovers the crime. For the first time in a long career, he finds himself conducting a murder inquiry among people he knows well. The victim is the chairman of the golf club and a prominent local businessman, and it is soon clear that the members of the Club Committee are the chief suspects. They are all prominent members of the local community, and Lambert is saddled with a Chief Constable who is uncomfortably aware of the fact. Indeed, he seems more concerned with the media attention which inevitably focuses upon such a sensational murder than with the emerging detail of Lambert's investigation.

Events move quickly in the two days following the murder. Amid further startling developments, Superintendent Lambert, supported by the deceptively stolid Sergeant Hook, moves steadily towards a solution.

©1989 J. M. Gregson (P)2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Murder at the Nineteenth

    • By: J. M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When there is a violent murder at a historic Home Counties golf club, Superintendent John Lambert himself discovers the crime. For the first time in a long career, he finds himself conducting a murder inquiry among people he knows well. The victim is the chairman of the golf club and a prominent local businessman, and it is soon clear that the members of the Club Committee are the chief suspects. They are all prominent members of the local community, and Lambert is saddled with a Chief Constable who is uncomfortably aware of the fact.

    Regular price: £16.09

  • Book 2

    • For Sale with Corpse

    • By: J. M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lydon Hall is a house full of character, as the estate agent's literature claims. But its many interesting features should surely not include a corpse in the elegant drawing-room? Is this death the suicide it appears to be? The investigation centres upon a tight-knit village community. Both the glamorous French widow of the deceased and the man who lives rough on the moor after a mental breakdown seem to know more about this death than is at first apparent.

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 9

    • Accident by Design

    • By: J.M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Independent old man Walter Fletcher is found dead within two days of moving out of the home that he has lived in for forty years. His death is at first presumed to be accidental. Superintendent Lambert and Sergeant Hook find to their embarrassment that his granddaughter’s suspicions of foul play are only too well founded.

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  • Book 10

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  • Book 14

    • An Academic Death

    • A Lambert and Hook Mystery
    • By: J. M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When Liz Upson reports that her husband, Matthew, has gone missing, he’s not exactly top priority for Detective Sergeant Bert Hook - he’s just one of thousands of missing persons reported each year. Anyway, Mrs Upson makes it clear that her husband may be missing, but he’s not missed. But when his body turns up with a bullet in the head in the Malvern Hills, Hook and his superintendent, John Lambert, have a formidable and complex case on their hands.

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  • Book 15

    • Death on the Eleventh Hole

    • By: J.M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Superintendent John Lambert finds that a round of golf is the perfect diversion, especially when he’s beating – and offering patronising tips to – his sergeant, Bert Hook. Hook isn’t having much fun, but when he tops a ball horribly, he comes across something far, far more horrible lying in a ditch. The dead young woman, it turns out, was not only a drug dealer, but she was also on the game.

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  • Book 19

    • Close Call

    • By: J. M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Gurney Close isn’t the sort of place where anything untoward should happen. It’s just a small, newly-built cul-de-sac with three nice houses and a bungalow overlooking the river Wye. The people who move in – three married couples and a divorcee – don’t expect much excitement beyond some neighbourhood friendliness. With this in mind, they organise a party to celebrate moving in. Everything goes well and a good time is had by all – until one of them is found dead the next morning.

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  • Book 20

    • Something Is Rotten

    • A Lambert and Hook Mystery
    • By: J. M. Gregson
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Cajoled into auditioning for a local play by the formidable Mrs Dalrymple, Bert Hook finds that amateur dramatics are not quite as he imagined. He meets a rather surprising cast of characters: moody Michael Carey, a talented actor with a big future ahead of him; shoplifter Becky Clegg, who claims she has put her disreputable past behind her; and Jack Dawes, with a history of violent crime.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good narrator but weak story

    • By Mary on 13-12-14

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