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Gilbert, Michael Francis 1912-2006

Overview
Works: 175 works in 888 publications in 9 languages and 20,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Paranormal fiction  History  Periodicals  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR6013.I3335, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Michael Francis Gilbert
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Most widely held works by Michael Francis Gilbert
The Oxford book of legal anecdotes by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former lawyer and celebrated crime writer has compiled this vastly entertaining collection of anecdotes, drawing from the reminiscences of lawyers and criminals, witnesses and clerks. The law has a great hold over the imagination of the public: it is all-powerful, yet its servants can be fallible, and it is the foibles as well as the authority of judges and other legal practitioners that make this collection so enjoyable. Edward Carson cross-examining Oscar Wilde, Clarence Darrow defending J.T. Scopes for teaching the theory of evolution: these are perhaps the best known of many celebrated legal battles retold in these pages. Of a less dramatic nature is the story of the letter received by Judge Benjamin Cardozo: "I read in the newspapers that you are a liberal judge. Will you send me ten dollars as I'm really very hard up." The entries are arranged alphabetically by the name of their principal subject; headnotes set the context and describe the subject's occupation (i.e. "judge", "attorney general"). A useful note explains the differences between the British, European, and American legal systems.--Publisher description
Smallbone deceased by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of hermetically sealed deed-boxes is one of the finer points of the Horniman system and it was scarcely to be expected that the body of one of the firm's esteemed clients should be found dead (after some weeks) in the Ichabod Stokes Trust Box
The killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie was the small-town girl who made good; millions of TV fams loved her. When she cam e home to attend a local dance, she ended up brutally murdered. As the police carefully put together a jigsaw puzzle of double lives, shameful secrets and startling revelations they cast new light on life in both the proper English countryside and the underside of big city show business. katie was definitely not like her TV image
The long journey home by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believed dead in a charter plane crash, John Gabriel Benedict, a Londoner from New Zealand, is actually footloose and carefree in southern Italy until he is forced to match wits with the Mafia, the Union Corse in France, and a London-based conglomerate
The black seraphim by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
The night of the twelfth by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children have been murdered. When a third is discovered, the tortured body of ten-year-old Ted Lister, the Home Counties police are compelled to escalate their search for the killer, and Operation Huntsman is intensified. Meanwhile, a new master arrives at Trenchard House School. Kenneth Manifold, a man with a penchant for discipline, keeps a close eye on the boys, particularly Jared Sacher, son of the Israeli ambassador
Ring of terror by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of World War I, the adventures of two British policemen assigned to a newly formed counter-terrorism unit in London. Question is, who's the enemy--foreign agents, or the British working class?
The empty house by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a scientist working for British Biological Warfare Research arouses the interest of insurance adjusters, Army Intelligence, and Israeli and Palestinian agents
The body of a girl by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two young men discover a woman's body in the water, Detective Chief Inspector Mercer sets out to solve the case
Roller-coaster by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Petrella, detecive superintendent for the East London docklands, uncovers a smuggling ring
The crack in the teacup by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barhaven, on the south coast, is a fairly sleepy place and it seems incredulous that it could be where local councillors manage to line their own pockets. Enter a young lawyer, who finds himself at the centre of a major campaign against racketeering. The public and the press become involved and it ends with a twist that is totally unexpected
End-game by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Regional Crime Squad is after an organised crime empire involved with drug smuggling. David Morgan goes undercover and finds himself posing as a vagrant so as to track down a former employee who knows of the whereabouts of incriminating documents. This is a 'Snakes and Ladders' operation with twists and ranges from London to Florence
Paint, gold, and blood by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man stumbles across a conspiracy to steal an Italian triptych, little realising that years later it may hold the key to his future wellbeing. Meanwhile, he deals with the embezzlement of church funds, and the decoding of Pepys writing, but all pales into insignificance when he tackles an art smuggling ring used to finance terrorism
Into battle by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War I spy tale featuring Luke Pagan, a policeman who joins the British counter-intelligence service. The novel follows him dismantling a German ring, spying on British fleet movements. By the author of Ring of Terror
Mr. Calder & Mr. Behrens by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More short stories about the deceptively harmless but sometimes lethal pair of agents, Calder and Behrens. The first story deals with Behrens pre-Calder days inside wartime Germany, and the adventures progress through time to the late twentieth century. The pair are ruthless in disposing of wrongdoers and enemies of the state
Blood and judgment by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One misty November morning, a woman's body is found near a reservoir by three boys collecting firewood for Guy Fawkes night. She turns out to be the wife of Monk Ritchie, an escaped criminal - and she has been murdered. Detective Sergeant Patrick Petrella has a personal interest in the case, for his colleague still lies unconscious after a beating by one of Ritchie's gang. Petrella's enthusiasm leads him to working overtime, by night, in the reservoir
Death has deep roots by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Lamartine is on trial for killing her supposed lover, Major Eric Thoseby, whom she is accused of stabbing one March night. The police and the prosecution have five suspects and it seems most likely to them that she is the guilty one. In the ensuing trial, the prosecution plays up the supposition that Thoseby was the father of Victoria's child, who is now deceased. Victoria vehemently denies this, claiming that the child's father was actually a British agent, Lieutenant Julian Wells, a very young and inexperienced agent who was sent to France in 1943, captured by the Gestapo and listed as missing ever since
The family tomb by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flash point by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distingushed member of the British Parliament is accused of being a thief by the Solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths
 
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Alternative Names
Gilbert, Michael

Gilbert, Michael 1912-2006

Gilbert, Michael Francis

Gilbert Michael Francis 1912-2006

Michael Gilbert britischer Schriftsteller

Michael Gilbert britisk skribent

Michael Gilbert Brits schrijver (1912-2006)

Michael Gilbert brittisk författare

Michael Gilbert écrivain britannique

Michael Gilbert scrittore britannico

Майкл Гилберт

مایکل گیلبرت نویسنده بریتانیایی

ギルバート, マイケル

ギルバート, マイケル・フランシス

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Smallbone deceasedThe night of the twelfthRing of terrorThe empty houseRoller-coasterInto battleBlood and judgmentFlash point