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Die Happy (A Lambert and Hook Mystery) Hardcover – November 1, 2011

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In the latest in the long-running Lambert and Hook series, which began way back in 1989, a literary festival is the scene of the crime. Crimes, actually, threats against the members of the planning committee, followed by murders. A suspect emerges early on, even before the murder, but, as DCI Lambert and DS Hook know all too well, what seems to be obvious and true often is not. Unlike Isaac Asimov's Murder at the ABA (1976), which was set at an American booksellers' convention, this novel uses the literary festival merely as a way to get the story going. This isn't a criticism, just a heads-up to fans of literary themed mysteries that this isn't really one of those. But it is a good old-fashioned mystery, with plenty of suspense, twists and turns, and abundantly real characters. A worthy entry in an always interesting series. --Booklist, November 1, 2011

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Gregson is a Lancastrian by birth, and taught for 27 years in schools, colleges and universities.

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Product Details

  • Series: A Lambert and Hook Mystery (Book 24)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727880705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727880703
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,252,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Drew on October 2, 2012
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Normally a fan of this author, I was disappointed with the story. There was none of Gregson's humor and in-depth character development that I'd come to expect. Nothing at all of the relationship between Lambert and Hook, which in previous books of the series contributed much to the stories' atmosphere. "Die Happy" is a straight ahead murder mystery, with rather cardboard characters, nothing more. By the last chapter I didn't even care who murdered the victim.
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By Herbert on June 5, 2012
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Good interesting thriller with a bunch of coppers that you could believe in.
Story holds your interest to the end with descriptions of the characters that
you feel that you know.
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By emma2u on November 17, 2013
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Didn't get involved enough to finish it. That's all I can say about it. You should not bother, there are many better mysteries out there.
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