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Peach, Percy (Fictitious character)

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Works: 39 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 6,611 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Classifications: PR6057.R3876, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Percy (Fictitious character) Peach
    A necessary end by J. M Gregson( Book )
    6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
    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, whilst others have formal qualifications which rival those of Norbury. But learning is no protection against violence. Murder arrives suddenly, brutally and unexpectedly. The investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Percy Peach and Detective Sergeant Northcott reveals several people with good reason to hate the victim. They range from the young man who was his latest protégé to the two women forty years older whose lives were radically damaged by him a decade earlier. Peach tackles the case, and the people involved in it, with his normal ebullience. The solution when he arrives at it is both unexpected and moving
    Only a game by J. M Gregson( Book )
    4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
    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 are piling high. But when the club is rocked by a murder after Jim makes a surprise announcement, the question's not who had the motive, but who had the balls to actually do it. 'Percy' Peach and DS Lucy Blake have their work cut out for them
    Witch's Sabbath by J. M Gregson( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
    A young woman's body is found partially mummified, and C.I. Peach must discover why no one who knew her reported her missing, and how her death is connected to a modern witch's coven
    Wild justice by J. M Gregson( Book )
    4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
    When Tamsin Hayes decides to murder her husband Tim, she is unaware that he is already under investigation for other crimes
    Backhand smash by J. M Gregson( Book )
    6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
    "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 for him when committee member Olive Crawshaw decides he would be the perfect talisman for the club's new, and controversial, policy to recruit members from a wider ethnic and social background. Clyde soon finds himself thrust into an exclusive community where his rusty tennis skills are the least of his concerns: for 'exclusive' does not mean moral, and while some of the club's members sail very close to the law, one of two of them go far beyond it. So when a distinguished club member is murdered, a problem arises: how can he and Peach unveil the killer, when almost everyone seemed to want the victim dead?" -- Book jacket flap
    Pastures new by J. M Gregson( Book )
    2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
    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 murder. DCI Peach and his team are brought in, and the finger seems to point at the Aspin family. Suddenly both Geoffrey and his new love are suspects and without alibis
    Brothers' tears by J. M Gregson( Book )
    3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
    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 returns from holiday to head up an investigation that has got nowhere. It seems Jim O'Connor had some rather unpleasant business contacts, many with the motive to get rid of him. However, when law abiding Dominic O'Connor is also killed, within days of his brother, Brunton CID can only assume there must be some link between the two murders, so should they really be looking closer to home for the culprit?--From dust jacket flap
    Merely players : a DCI 'Percy' Peach mystery by J. M Gregson( Book )
    8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
    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 Percy Peach is in danger of being drawn into the local anti-terrorism initiative. What he needs is a high-profile murder case to sink his teeth into, and he may be about to get what he wishes for
    Least of evils : a Percy Peach mystery by J. M Gregson( Book )
    3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
    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 by Oliver Ketley, a generous local benefactor leading a double life as a ruthless ganglord. Peach quickly sets out to find the connection between him and the injured man, but Ketley faces much bigger problems: a man in his position has many enemies, and it will only take one of them to end his life
    Wages of sin by J. M Gregson( Book )
    5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
    A young prostitute is murdered, and Inspector Peach finds himself with a complex, unpleasant case on his hands. He begins to interview local prostitutes and their customers, including a divorced policeman and a Catholic priest at odds with his beliefs. But did one of them kill the girl or was one of the town's more sinister thugs responsible?
    Murder at the lodge by J. M Gregson( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
    A man is found murdered in the parking lot of Superintendent Tucker's Masonic Lodge, and DI Peach has a free hand to dig up any amount of dirt about the secret order
    Remains to be seen by J. M Gregson( Book )
    5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
    Following months of undercover work, a drug raid at a large manor is successful--until several hours later when there's a fire at the same house. After Chief Inspector Percy Peach and Detective Sergeant Lucy Blake are called in to investigate, an unusual case of murder unfolds
    A little learning by J. M Gregson( Book )
    6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
    Two students at the University of East Lancashire plan the "perfect" crime, unaware that they will be matching wits with Inspector Peach
    Dusty death by J. M Gregson( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
    "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, until the clearance reveals a grisly secret."--Jacket
    A turbulent priest by J. M Gregson( Book )
    2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
    Detective Inspector Peach investigates the murder of the disgraced Father John Bickerstaff, a priest with no shortage of deadly enemies
    Merely players by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
    Adam Cassidy is one of Brunton's most famous residents. For the past few years he has played the lead role in a TV detective show that has been a worldwide success. He now believes it is his time for a crack at Hollywood, and, as plans are made for the fifth series, he doesn¡t care who he has to betray in order to fulfill his dream. Meanwhile, DCI Percy Peach, now happily married to Lucy Blake, is at a loose end and is in danger of being drawn into the ongoing, and unpopular, local anti-terrorism initiative. What he needs is a high-profile murder case to sink his teeth into, and he may be about to get what he wishes for
    Who saw him die? by J. M Gregson( Book )
    1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
    Witch's sabbath by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
    In an area famous for the Lancashire Witches four centuries earlier, it seems that witchcraft still flourishes. When a body is discovered in a derelict farmhouse, it is partly mummified, a pathetic ruin. Although an identity is quickly established, that is only the first of many problems
    A turbulent priest by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
    The dead body of a man is found during freak weather - a body which might otherwise have lain undiscovered for years. When he is identified as the recently disgraced Father John Bickerstaffe, it appears that more people wanted him dead than befitted a man of the cloth. DI Peach and DS Blake prepare to open an unholy can of worms
    Dusty death by J. M Gregson( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
    While demolishing the unhabitable terraced houses of the old cotton town, the bulldozers make a grisly find when a decaying arm appears among the debris. It seems the dead woman lived out the last months of her life as a squatter in one of the derelict houses and her companions from that time don't appear to be very helpful
 
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