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Publication Order of Inspector Hazelrigg Books

Close Quarters (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Never Looked Inside / He Didn't Mind Danger (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doors Open (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear to Tread (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Inspector Mercer Books

The Body Of A Girl (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Favourite Girl / The Killing of Katie Steelstock (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Patrick Petrella Books

Blood And Judgement (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Petrella At Q (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Petrella (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roller-Coaster (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Luke Pagan Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky High / The Country-House Burglar (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be Shot For Six Pence (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
After The Fine Weather (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crack In The Teacup (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dust and the Heat / Overdrive (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Etruscan Net / The Family Tomb (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ninety Second Tiger (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashpoint (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Of The Twelfth (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Empty House (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Throw / End-Game (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Seraphim (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inner Landscape (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Journey Home (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paint Gold And Blood (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen Against Karl Mullen (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Game Without Rules (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stay Of Execution (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amateur in Violence (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr Calder And Mr Behrens (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anything For A Quiet Life and Other Mysteries (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Hated Banks (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pity About the Girl & Other Stories (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mathematics of Murder (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curious Conspiracy And Other Crimes (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Even Murderers Take Holidays (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder of Diana Devon and Other Mysteries (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Could Not Sleep and Other Mysteries (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

The Shot in Question (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Fraudsters: Six Against the Law (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards,Richard Marsh) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards,Fergus Hume) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards,Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Author (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine July 1958(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1977(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Thirteen(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Malicious Little Mysteries(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handle with Care: Frightening Stories(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who...(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Best Mysteries(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Law and Order(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder On The Railways(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Michael was born in Lincolnshire, the UK in 1912; he studied in Sussex before joining London University where he graduated with a distinction in LLB in 1937. Gilbert was a founder/member of the British Crime Writers Association and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America -in 1988, an accomplishment that was long past due. In 1980, Gilbert received the queen’s honor of a knight as a Commander in the Order of the British Empire. In 1990, he won the Life Achievement Anthony Award at the Boucheron in London. Gilbert made his writing debut novel in in 1947 with Close Quarters, and from that, point forward has turned out as one of the greatest versatile writers in British Mystery novels. Michael passed away in 2006.He is best remembered as the British grandmaster writer in criminal and thriller books written during the fifties through to the nineties.

Michael Gilbert Best Book
Smallbone Deceased #4 Inspector Hazelrigg
Horniman, Birley, and Craine is a well- established a law office in London, representing significant expert litigation in trusts, deeds, and legacies. The senior partner, Abel Horniman, has recently passed away and they have employed another legal counselor, one Mr. Henry Bohun, an actuary and a statistics researcher/ analyst. The firm is by all accounts back on track when a grim and stunning revelation is made. The first chapter begins with an exceptional capital resource revealed and the lawyers have a murder case to solve. Inspector Hazzlerigg conducts the investigation and enrolls Bohun to help since the two men share military experience, and the mathematician-turned-legal advisor is – too valuable for the plot – undoubtedly free of doubt. The team of experts exquisitely tackles and solves the case and soon after the successful conclusion of this case another murder takes place.

The novel feels out-dated – maybe because of the written work style. It appears considerably older than its 66 years since its first publication, regardless of whether there are many contemporary books distributed in the 1950s. This isn’t an issue by any stretch of the imagination, apparently, as the novel offers a distinctive depiction of the late 1940s in the UK, the seasons of rationed foods and constant power cuts. The characters “tune in to the wireless,” and I am interested the number of youngsters today that comprehends what “a wireless” is. We discover that the business norms and traditions of an old-style British law office way present a more intriguing scene than the criminal plot.

I liked the original portrayal and the superbly rich parlance: such as a “puisne contract,” what a “conveyancer” does, and what “muniments” are. I discovered the “negative Aschheim-Zondek” too, and the money related trick to the crime is entirely shrewdly. More shocking is the part of Mr. Bohun’s role in the plot? It appears to be repetitive and his part as a mathematician ought to be a confusing daze for the reader.

Henry Bohun recently began working as a lawyer with the respectable firm of Horniman, Birley, and Craine when they discover a dead body in a deed box. The deceased Mr. Smallbone’s quality debilitates to decimate the association’s notoriety mainly as the police – in the individual of Inspector Hazlerigg – begin imagining that the demise needs to have been an inside activity. Hazlerigg chooses to believe the delightful Henry Bohun as he began with the firm after the murder and Henry get himself engaged with the examination and thoroughly appreciating it and giving some all-around coordinated data to Hazelrigg. This is an elegantly composed and quick-paced novel with a splendid picture of life in a specialist’s office. I adored the composition and the cleverness, and I thought the book was very much plotted, and I surely didn’t work out who the killer was, however, the signs are there. This is a superbly written and fast-paced novel with a brilliant portrayal of life in a reputable law firm. I loved the humor and the style of writing. The plot worked well within the book chapters carefully solving all the murders brought to the attention of the law firm.

The Black Seraphim
Youthful pathologist James Scotland is encouraged to take an extended get-away in the wake of crumbling before an address corridor brimming with restorative understudies. He comes back to Melchester Close, a Cathedral people group where he spent an agreeable term as a coach. There he is invited by old companions, and pulled in to Dean’s flawless girl; however, he rapidly gets himself observer to the aggravating undercurrents among the Chapter’s new pioneers. The Archdeacon is keen on money-related matters first, while the Dean is interested in Faith-related issues, above all else. The inhabitants and priests of the Close and school have favored one side, and James must provide a cautious course to abstain from being drawn into the superficial political verbal confrontation.

Meanwhile, Melchester’s town council members push to persuade the cathedral pioneers to offer land for development structure advancement. The Archdeacon is in support, yet the Dean opposes the idea. At the point when a murder occurs, Dr. Scotland must find the killer – despite the fact that his new lover may have a hand in the death and perhaps helped the killer get away. This is an incredibly charming mystery book, yet, the killer’s intentions appeared to be slim (not convincing enough). Nonetheless, there is much science here as Dr. Scotland groups with different crime scene investigation specialists to find the toxin used to murder the casualty. Furthermore, not surprisingly, Gilbert’s sublime characters carry the reader along at a breaking pace.

The Night of the Twelfth
This book is an odd blend of police procedural and government-funded school narrative. Somebody has been kidnapping and murdering young boys. After the third casualty, a trawl barely misses getting the killer; the police set out to a dangerous assignment of filtering through what they know and what they think, imploring that they’ll come down with the killer before another terrible death takes place. Meanwhile, Peter Manifold joins a new school teaching staff at a boarding school for wealthy kids. He’s more realistic and direct than the standard educators. However, he’s excellent with the young boys and exceptionally wise. One of the exceptional students is the child of the Israeli ambassador, and pressure with terrorists from the Middle East fear causes tension for his wellbeing (the novel was composed in the 1970s). Gilbert expertly handles a sizable cast of characters, changing the perspective in about each scene. The aspects are always practical and credible, making the entire story a fascinating read.

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