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Michael Gilbert


(Michael Francis Gilbert)
UK flag (1912 - 2006)

Born in Lincolnshire in 1912, Michael Francis Gilbert was educated in Sussex before entering the University of London where he gained an LLB with honours in 1937. Gilbert was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association, and in 1988 he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America - an achievement many thought long overdue. He won the Life Achievement Anthony Award at the 1990 Boucheron in London, and in 1980 he was knighted as a Commander in the Order of the British Empire. Gilbert made his debut in 1947 with Close Quarters, and since then has become recognized as one of our most versatile British mystery writers.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Inspector Hazelrigg
   Close Quarters (1947)
   He Didn't Mind Danger (1948)

     aka They Never Looked Inside

   The Doors Open (1949)
   Smallbone Deceased (1950)
   Death Has Deep Roots (1951)
   Fear to Tread (1953)
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Inspector Mercer
   The Body of a Girl (1972)
   The Killing of Katie Steelstock (1980)
     aka Death of a Favourite Girl
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Luke Pagan
   1. Ring of Terror (1995)
   2. Into Battle (1996)
   3. Over and Out (1998)
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Novels
   Death in Captivity (1952)
     aka The Danger Within
   Sky High (1955)
     aka The Country-House Burglar
   Be Shot for Sixpence (1956)
   After the Fine Weather (1963)
   The Crack in the Teacup (1966)
   The Dust and the Heat (1967)
     aka Overdrive
   The Etruscan Net (1969)
     aka The Family Tomb
   The 92nd Tiger (1973)
   Flashpoint (1974)
   The Night of the Twelfth (1976)
   The Empty House (1978)
   The Final Throw (1982)
     aka The End Game
   The Black Seraphim (1983)
   Inner Landscape (1984)
   The Long Journey Home (1985)
   Trouble (1987)
   Paint, Gold and Blood (1989)
   The Queen Against Karl Mullen (1991)
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Collections
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Anthologies edited
   Prep School (1991)
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Plays show
 
Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Anthologies containing stories by Michael Gilbert
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Who Killed Father Christmas? (2023)
And Other Seasonal Mysteries
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards
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Crimes of Cymru (2023)
Stories of Cambrian Crime
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards
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Bodies from the Library 5 (2022)
(Bodies from the Library, book 5)
edited by
Tony Medawar

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