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Gilbert, Michael Francis 1912-2006

Overview
Works: 146 works in 744 publications in 9 languages and 20,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery stories  History  Periodicals  Detective and mystery stories, English  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PR6013.I3335, 823.914
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Publications about Michael Francis Gilbert
Publications by Michael Francis Gilbert
Publications by Michael Francis Gilbert, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Francis Gilbert
The Oxford book of legal anecdotes by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 821 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 )
43 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 797 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 )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
A TV actress is murdered and it would seem that the alleged perpetrator has been framed. As the investigation progresses and evidence mounts the reader is not fooled into taking the wrong path and coming to an incorrect conclusion, but that is not to say the ending is perhaps one of the most ingenious and surprising to be found in this genre
The long journey home by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 759 libraries worldwide
The night of the twelfth by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 759 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
The black seraphim by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
James Scotland, a young pathologist, decides on a quiet holiday in Melchester, but amid the cathedral town's quiet medieval atmosphere, he finds a hornet's nest of church politics, town and country rivalries, and murder. With modern forensic pathology he unravels the unvarnished truth, but not before unexpected romance intervenes
Ring of terror by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 732 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 )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 668 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
Trouble by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Roller-coaster by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 641 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 )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Into battle by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 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
The body of a girl by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
When two young men discover a woman's body in the water, Detective Chief Inspector Mercer sets out to solve the case
Blood and judgment by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
30 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 609 libraries worldwide
When the wife of a recently escaped prisoner is found murdered and partially buried near a reservoir, Patrick Petrella, a Metropolitan Police Inspector, is called in. Suspicion falls on the escaped convict, but what could have been his motive? Petrella meets resistance from top detectives at the Yard who wish to keep him out of the limelight
Paint, gold, and blood by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Twee Engelse kostschooljongens raken betrokken bij kunstroof en -smokkel
End-game by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 600 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
Mr. Calder & Mr. Behrens by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 587 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
Death has deep roots by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
34 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 514 libraries worldwide
Victoria Lamartine is on trial for the murder of her lover. There are only five suspects including Lamartine. But evidence that doesn't fit the police theory of the crime has been ignored, whilst all of the damming evidence is presented in isolation. There also appears to be links to gold smuggling. There is also a final twist and conclusion
Anything for a quiet life and other new mystery stories by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Jonas Pickett, lawyer and commissioner of oaths is nearing retirement, but still has lots of energy. However, he leaves the pressure of a London practice behind to set up a new modest office in a quiet seaside resort. He soon finds that he is overwhelmed with clients and some of them involve him in very odd and sometimes dangerous cases. This collection of inter-linked stories tells how these are brought to a conclusion; ranging from an incredible courtroom drama involving a gipsy queen to terrorist thugs who make their demands at gunpoint
The family tomb by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
4 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gilbert, Michael
Gilbert, Michael 1912-2006
Gilbert, Michael Francis
Gilbert Michael Francis 1912-2006
ギルバート, マイケル
ギルバート, マイケル・フランシス
Languages
English (299)
Czech (5)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (1)
Danish (1)
Spanish (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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