Book List in Order: 49 titles


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    Lambert & Hook discover that interrogating professional actors is an impossible business in the latest intriguing mystery. Sam Jackson is not a man who suffers fools or anyone else gladly. A successful British television producer who fancies hims...



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    DCI Peach and DS Northcott investigate a murder at an exclusive tennis club Detective Sergeant Clyde Northcott -- DCI Peach’s tall, black, powerful protégé -- has no interest in joining the snooty Birch Lane Tennis Club. So it is unfortunate f...



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    Skeletons have a habit of revealing themselves eventually... When a human skeleton is discovered on the boundary of a 20-year-old property development, it seems there are a large number of people who may know the identity of the corpse and how it ...



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    Alfred Norbury is a learned man. He is never afraid to display his erudition, but he is generous in his encouragement of younger people. The people who assemble around him to form a reading club are also learned. Some of them are simply well-read, wh...



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    A seemingly idyllic English holiday park turns into the scene of a grisly murder and a perplexing case for Lambert & Hook Twin Lakes is a tranquil place. It is a complex of holiday homes in a particularly beautiful part of England. 'Rest Assured',...



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    Seven-year-old Lucy Gibson can barely contain her excitement when she learns that the funfair has come to town and Matt, her mother’s new boyfriend, has agreed to take her. Despite her slight uneasiness in Matt’s company and her upset over her pa...



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    Ex Ireland rugby player and now successful businessman Jim O’Connor is shot dead, point blank range, in the car park of a restaurant where he is hosting a family celebration. DCI Percy Peach is brought back from holiday to head up an investigation ...



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    A shocking murder in a garden paradise marks the start of a difficult new case for Lambert and Hook. Dennis Cooper is one of the few full-time resident National Trust curators in England and lives with his wife in the grounds of the spectacular W...



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    A shooting on an estate puts DCI Percy Peach on the trail of a brutal ganglord... - When a young man is found with gunshot wounds outside the Thorley Grange estate, DCI Percy Peach is immediately on the case. The estate has recently been taken over b...







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    When the committee members of the Oldford Literary Festival all receive anonymous letters telling them to resign or die, it marks the start of an unusual case for Chief Superintendent Lambert and DS Hook. All of the members identify one man as being ...



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    Adam Cassidy is one of Brunton’s most famous residents. He plays the lead role in a successful TV detective show. It is now his time for a crack at Hollywood and he doesn’t care who he has to betray in order to fulfil his dream. Meanwhile, DCI Pe...



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    The new Lambert and Hook mystery - Martin Beaumont is the uncompromising owner of a successful Gloucestershire vineyard. He has built the company steadily over the years, with a small but dedicated team by his side. However, he sees Abbey Vineyards a...



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    Foul play’s afoot at Bruton Rovers Football Club. Bruton Rovers FC has been promoted to the Premiership, but Jim Capstick’s days as Chairman have made him some enemies in the Lancashire mill town. With the team fighting relegation, the debts...



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    A Lambert and Hook mystery - When small-time drug dealer Darren Chivers narrowly escapes a police arrest, he begins to develop a different sort of criminal activity. Blackmail proves lucrative, but ultimately lethal. As Chief Superintendent Lambert a...



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    A Peach and Blake Mystery - When Tamsin Hayes decides to kill her husband, she sets in train a series of events she could never have predicted: for there is a seedy side to Tim Hayes, which the police are already investigating when he is violently mu...




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    Peach and Blake investigate a new case of family motives and secrets - Successful but lonely Geoffrey Aspin takes the desperate step of advertising for female company, and meets divorcee Pamela Williams. But their happiness is shattered by a brutal m...



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    A Lambert and Hook mystery - DS Bert Hook is cajoled into auditioning for a local Shakespearean play. Desperate to get out of it, he expects his boss, John Lambert, to forbid him from performing. No such luck. Hook meets a rather surprising and sinis...



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    Peach and Blake take on the drug-dealing underworld Following months of undercover work, a drugs raid at a large manor is successful, but several hours after numerous arrests are made, there's a fire at the same house. A body is found and all the sig...







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    Gurney Close doesn't seem like an exciting place--just four new houses, nicely built and tucked away beside the river Wye. As the owners move in, it looks like it will be a friendly neighborhood. Just to celebrate, they stage a moving-in street party...



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    ?Percy? Peach and Lucy Blake find themselves bewitched . . . In an area famous for the Lancashire Witches four centuries earlier, it seems that witchcraft still flourishes. A body is discovered in a derelict farmhouse, partly mummified and dreadfully...



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    Lambert and Hook must find the crocodile amongst these tearful suspects In the midst of a heatwave in Gloucestershire, unseen hands slide the body of a young woman quietly into the waters of one of England's great rivers under cover of darkness. It i...



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    Chief Inspector Peach finds the memories of squatters hard to budge Everyone in Brunton is happy to see the decaying, uninhabitable terraced houses of the old cotton town finally demolished to make way for a new industrial development. Happy, that is...



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    Lambert and Hook find there's no one to foot the bill Camellia Park Golf Club had completed its first ten years and its owner, Patrick Nayland, felt it was time to splash out. Determined to give his employees a good time, he booked the entirety of So...



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    A young, novice prostitute is murdered in Brunton, Lancashire, and Inspector Peach finds himself with a complex and unpleasant case on his hands. He begins to interview local prostitutes and their customers, including a divorced policeman and a Catho...



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    Lambert and Hook face a murderer who won't take no for an answer Headteacher Peter Logan is a strange case of Jekyll and Hyde. Unquestionably, he's effected impressive improvements at his Cheltenham school, but his private life is in no way exemplary...



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    Description Peach is up for promotion, so this ought to be a time for treading carefully ... Eric Walsh is found strangled in the car park after the North Brunton Masonic Lodge Ladies' Night. Walsh being a ladies' man, suspicion falls on many cuckold...



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    For Lambert and Hook, golf was always a serious game. Now it's just become deadly serious. For Superintendent John Lambert, a round of golf is the perfect diversion, especially when he's beating, and offering patronizing tips to, his sergeant, Bert H...



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    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 m...



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    The only thing that characterises the murders committed by the Lancashire Leopard is that he leaves no clues. He's killing young women, and it looks like he's gaining confidence. Detective Inspector Peach has hit a brick wall -- and it seems that the...



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    It is a will-known fact that most murder victims know their murderers -- usually very well. So when Verna Hume is found strangled in her own home the police immediately turn to her husband, and when it becomes apparent that the couple did not get on,...



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    When the body of a young woman is found on the Lady Chapel altar in Hereford Cathedral, it appears that serial killer The Sacristan has set the grandest stage yet for his unholy tableaux, and the newspapers waste no time in stoking up public fear and...



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  • London, February 1896. A bright crisp day is the first hint of the spring to come, a welcome intrusion into the winter gloom of the great industrial city. But as Watson welcomes the sun and tries to cheer up a restless Holmes, there is an urgent knoc...



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    A body is found in Broughton Ash churchyard - male, middle-aged, well-dressed, but with no identification. Only one fact is certain - he was murdered. Superintendent John Lambert and Detective Sergeant Bert Hook are engaged in a battle of wills on th...




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    Detective Inspector Percy Peach, as bouncy and as aggressive as a bantam cock, is feared greatly by the petty criminals of Lancashire - and not a little by his own chief, the feeble Superintendent Tucker. Peach finds to his disgust that his new detec...









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  • A motiveless murder is committed in a forest between two peaceful villages. Superintendent Lambert and his team can find few connections between the people who were around at the time and a victim who seems to have no enemies; it seems that they have...



  • In the town of Oldford the community holds its breath, fearing that a serial killer will strike again. There is no motive for the killings, though the police have several suspects. But suppose the killer comes from the police themselves? Supt. Lamber...




  • The exhumation of the elderly invalid Edmund Craven proves that he was poisoned, and by one of those closest to him.But the scents are cold and the traces well covered - until Superintendent Lambert and Sergeant Bert Hook investigate.The detectives a...



  • When an estate agent is murdered Inspector Lambert and Sergeant Hook investigate a compact group of suspects consisting of his four employees, the wife of one of them, and a drunken derelict who knows a little too much....



  • 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 ...






Complete Series List in Order

An Inspector Peach Mystery

1) Who Saw Him Die? (Jun-1994)
2) Missing, Presumed Dead (Aug-1997)
3) A Turbulent Priest (Mar-2000)
4) To Kill a Wife (Jul-2000)
5) The Lancashire Leopard (May-2001)
6) A Little Learning (Sep-2002)
7) Murder at the Lodge (Apr-2003)
8) Wages of Sin (Apr-2004)
9) Dusty Death (May-2005)
10) Witch's Sabbath (May-2006)
11) Remains to Be Seen (Apr-2007)
12) Pastures New (Apr-2008)
13) Wild Justice (May-2009)
14) Only a Game (Apr-2010)
15) Merely Players (Apr-2011)
16) Least of Evils (May-2012)
17) Brothers' Tears (Jul-2013)
18) A Necessary End (Feb-2015)
19) Backhand Smash (Mar-2016)

A Lambert and Hook Mystery

1) Murder at the Nineteenth (Mar-1989)
2) For Sale - With Corpse (Jan-1990)
3) Dead on Course (Nov-1991)
4) Bring Forth Your Dead (1991)
5) The Fox in the Forest (Mar-1994)
6) Stranglehold (Jun-1993)
7) Watermarked (Aug-1995)
8) Death of a Nobody (1995)
9) Accident by Design (Jul-1996)
10) Body Politic (Mar-1997)
11) Girl Gone Missing (May-1998)
12) Malice Aforethought (Jul-1999)
13) An Unsuitable Death (Jun-2000)
14) An Academic Death (Dec-2001)
15) Death on the Eleventh Hole (Oct-2002)
16) Mortal Taste (Oct-2003)
17) Just Desserts (Oct-2004)
18) Too Much of Water (Nov-2005)
19) Close Call (Nov-2006)
20) Something Is Rotten (Oct-2007)
21) A Good Walk Spoiled (Nov-2008)
22) Darkness Visible (Nov-2009)
23) In Vino Veritas (Nov-2010)
24) Die Happy (Nov-2011)
25) More Than Meets The Eye (Nov-2012)
26) Cry of the Children (Jan-2014)
27) Rest Assured (Jul-2014)
28) Skeleton Plot (Sep-2015)
29) Final Act (Sep-2016)