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Gilbert, Michael Francis 1912-2006

Overview
Works: 147 works in 798 publications in 9 languages and 20,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Anecdotes  History  Periodicals  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, 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 )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 807 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 )
44 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 )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
A TV actress is murdered and it would seem that the alleged perpetrator has been framed. As the investigation progresses the reader is not fooled into taking 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. Full of detail and strong rounded characters
The long journey home by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
The black seraphim by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Ring of terror by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 683 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 night of the twelfth by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Kriminalroman
Trouble by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
The empty house by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 634 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
Roller-coaster by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Patrick Petrella, detecive superintendent for the East London docklands, uncovers a smuggling ring
The body of a girl by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
When two young men discover a woman's body in the water, Detective Chief Inspector Mercer sets out to solve the case
The crack in the teacup by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
19 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
End-game by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 590 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 )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Twee Engelse kostschooljongens raken betrokken bij kunstroof en -smokkel
Into battle by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 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 559 libraries worldwide
Remarkable pair of middle-aged men, who with their dog, Rasselas, operate secretly throughout the world to combat espionage and terrorism
Blood and judgment by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
30 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 532 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
Anything for a quiet life and other new mystery stories by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Jonas Pickett, lawyer, 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 involved with very odd and sometimes dangerous cases, ranging from an incredible courtroom drama involving a gipsy queen to terrorist thugs who make their demands at gunpoint
Death has deep roots by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
34 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 485 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
The family tomb by Michael Francis Gilbert( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
 
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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 brittisk författare
Michael Gilbert écrivain britannique
Michael Gilbert scrittore britannico
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
マイケル・ギルバート
Languages
English (315)
Czech (5)
French (3)
Italian (2)
Finnish (1)
Danish (1)
Spanish (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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