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Henry Cecil


(Henry Cecil Leon)
UK flag (1902 - 1976)

Henry Cecil was born near London in 1902 and was called to the bar in 1923. Later in 1949 he was appointed a County Court Judge, a position he held until 1967. He used these experiences as inspiration for his work. His books are works of great comic genius with unpredictable twists of plot which highlight the often absurd contradictions of the legal system. He died in 1976.
 
Anthologies containing stories by Henry Cecil
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Short stories
Proof (1946)


Henry Cecil recommends
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Tragedy at Law (1942)
(Inspector Mallett and Francis Pettigrew)
Cyril Hare
"Acknowledged by many lawyers to be the classic detective story with a legal background."