Tag Archives: Michael Gilbert

Smallbone Deceased (1950) by Michael Gilbert

Having enjoyed my last two forays into Gilbert’s work I decided to try one of his most well-known novels, Smallbone Deceased (1950). This is a tale forged very much in the golden age mould, including a floor plan at the … Continue reading

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The Danger Within (1952) by Michael Gilbert

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Door My journey into Gilbert’s work was quite a bumpy one, beginning with Mr Calder and Mr Behrens (1982), a short story collection which nearly put me off Gilbert for life. However I gave Gilbert’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: War Mysteries

A couple of weeks ago I did a post for Remembrance Sunday which looked at First World War set mystery novels and a lot of interesting ideas and recommendations were brought up – so thanks for that! For the Tuesday … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: July 2016

Book of the Month: July 2016 It’s been a rather mixed bag this month in terms of reading, with a few highlights such as Philip Macdonald’s The Noose (1930) and Michael Gilbert’s Death Has Deep Roots (1951). But there’s also … Continue reading

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Death has Deep Roots (1951) by Michael Gilbert

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Knife I have only read one book by Gilbert before, a collection of short stories called Mr Calder and Mr Behrens (1982). It wasn’t quite my thing so I haven’t returned to this author until … Continue reading

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