Inspector George Gently by Alan Hunter
Inspector George Gently is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction by British novelist Alan Hunter. George Gently starts out as an inspector with the police in East Anglia, UK. The series has been adapted to a BBC TV series starring Martin Shaw, although the character in the books is more calculating and more analytical.

Alan Hunter debuted his Inspector George Gently character in 1955 with his own debut novel, entitled Gently Does It. The series lasted 46 novels with one new novel being published almost every year until Hunter’s retirement in 1999. The final novel of the series is Gently Mistaken. Below is a list of Alan Hunter’s Inspector George Gently books in order of when they were originally released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector George Gently Books


Gently Does It(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently by the Shore(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Down the Stream(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Landed Gently(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Through the Mill(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently in the Sun(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently with the Painters(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently to the Summit(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Go Man(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Where the Roads Go(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Floating(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Sahib(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently with the Ladies(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently North-West(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Continental(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Coloured(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently with the Innocents(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently at a Gallop(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Where She Lay(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently French(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently in Trees(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently with Love(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Where the Birds Are(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Instrumental(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently to a Sleep(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Honfleur Decision(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gabrielle's Way(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fields of Heather(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Between Tides(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amorous Leander(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unhung Man(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Once a Prostitute...'(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chelsea Ghost(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goodnight, Sweet Prince(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strangling Man(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traitor's End(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently with the Millions(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Scandalous(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently to a Kill(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Tragic(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently in the Glens(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bomber's Moon(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackpot!(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Love of Gods(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over Here(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gently Mistaken(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Gently North-West is also known as Gently in the Highlands. Gently in Trees was also published as Gently Through the Woods. Fields of Heather is also known as Death on the Heath. Amorous Leander is alternatively titled Death on the Broadlands. The Unhanged Man was also released as Unhung Man.

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George Gently Synopsis: In Gently in Trees by Alan Hunter, Adrian Stoll’s death was not a suicide, considering how many people wanted to see him dead. Gently must piece together a puzzle in order to find out what really happened.

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