Gerald Hammond

(born 1926 - )

Gerald Hammond

Gerald Hammond was born in 1926 and worked as an architect for thirty years before retiring at the beginning of the 80s. He has written over thirty mystery novels since the late 1960s and his books are often set in Scotland. Keen on shooting and fishing, it is not surprising that his books often feature characters with faithful dogs – such as the Detective Honey Laird series, which features an Edinburgh-based female detective with a labrador called Pippa.

He has also written under the pen-name of Arthur Douglas.

  • Cover scan of Crash
    Crash
    Gerald Hammond - Hardback - Severn House
    Julian Custer comes across the devastating scene of a recent car crash in which only the passenger has survived. The other car has disappeared. And so begins a voyage of discovery as he delves into the mystery surrounding the fatal accident and tries to discover the identity of the missing car driver.
  • Cover scan of A Dog's Life
    A Dog's Life
    Gerald Hammond - Hardback - Severn House
    One cool September morning, novelist Tim Russell is out walking his dog Umber when he comes across a young dishevelled woman, camping out in the woods. Tim takes pity on her and invites her back to his home and offers her some shelter. Ann proves a good companion. Then, suddenly, one afternoon, Tim is brutally attacked.
  • Cover scan of The Fingers Of One Foot
    The Fingers Of One Foot
    Gerald Hammond - Paperback - Severn House Paperbacks
    In a village in the Scottish borders, Roland Fox, a young aspiring writer, moves next door to Jane Highsmith, a newly qualified veterinary surgeon. But the growing attraction between them is muted by the mystery surrounding the recent death of her great-grandfather, who apparently fell off a narrow bridge into a stream.
  • Cover scan of Silent Intruder
    Silent Intruder
    Gerald Hammond - Hardback - Severn House
    When Michael McGinnis and Hilda Gilmour return from holiday to find two plain clothes police officers waiting for them it marks the start of a terrifying journey. The police have had an anonymous tip-off about child pornography being stored on Michael's computer. It's easy to prove his innocence but who would do such a thing?
  • Cover scan of With My Little Eye
    With My Little Eye
    Gerald Hammond - Hardback - Severn House
    Douglas Young is a surveyor who stumbles across Underwood House one day whilst walking his dog. He realizes its potential and finds investors to buy in with him and develop the property into flats. When one of the neighbours is found dead, Douglas becomes irrevocably involved in the police investigation.

Bibliography

Keith Calder series

  • Dead Game - 1979
  • The Reward Game - 1980
  • The Revenge Game - 1981
  • Fair Game - 1982
  • The Game - 1982
  • Cousin Once Removed - 1984
  • Sauce For the Pigeon - 1984
  • Pursuit of Arms - 1985
  • Silver City Scandal - 1986
  • The Executor - 1986
  • The Worried Widow - 1987
  • Adverse Report - 1987
  • Stray Shot - 1988
  • A Brace of Skeet - 1989
  • Let Us Prey - 1990
  • Home to Roost - 1990
  • In Camera - 1991
  • Snatch Crop - 1991
  • Thin Air - 1993
  • Hook or Crook - 1994
  • Carriage of Justice - 1995
  • Sink or Swim - 1996
  • Follow That Gun - 1996

Three Oaks series

  • Dog in the Dark - 1989
  • Whose Dog Are You? - 1990
  • Doghouse - 1989
  • Give a Dog a Name - 1992
  • The Curse of the Cockers - 1993
  • Sting in the Tail - 1994
  • Mad Dogs and Scotsmen - 1995
  • Bloodlines - 1996
  • Twice Bitten - 1998
  • A Shocking Affair - 1999
  • Dead Weight - 2000
  • Illegal Tender - 2001

Other Fiction

  • Fred in Situ - 1965
  • Loose Screw - 1966
  • Mud in His Eye - 1967
  • The Goods - 1985 - writing as Arthur Douglas
  • Last Rights - 1986 - writing as Arthur Douglas
  • A Very Wrong Number - 1987 - writing as Arthur Douglas
  • Doldrum - 1987 - writing as Dalby Holden
  • A Worm Turns - 1988 - writing as Arthur Douglas
  • Cash and Carry - 1992
  • Fine Tune - 1998
  • A Running Jump - 1998
  • Flamescape - 1999
  • Into the Blue - 2000
  • Grail for Sale - 2001
  • The Dirty Dollar - 2002
  • Dogsbody - 2002
  • The Snatch - 2003
  • Down the Garden Path - 2003
  • The Outpost - 2004
  • Saving Grace - 2004
  • Dead Letters - 2004
  • The Hitch - 2004
  • His Or Her Grace - 2005
  • Cold in the Heads - 2005
  • Heirs and Graces - 2005
  • Cold Relations - 2006
  • On the Warpath - 2006
  • Keeper Turned Poacher - 2006
  • A Dead Question - 2007
  • Waking Partners - 2007
  • Loving Memory - 2007
  • Hit and Run - 2008
  • Crash - 2008
  • Well and Good - 2009
  • The Fingers of One Foot - 2009
  • A Dog's Life - 2010
  • Silent Intruder - 2010
  • Snitch - 2011
  • With My Little Eye - 2011

Non-fiction

  • The Language of Horse Racing - 2000