Gently to the Summit
by Alan Hunter (Cassell, 1961); audiobook read by Andrew Wincott (Magna House, 2014)
Gently is an outlier in detective fiction, focussing less on clues and procedure and more on the resonance of each mystery. Hunter gives him a brooding melancholy and an almost mystical approach to interviewing persons of interest. Wincott’s reading captures the spirit.