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Anything for a Quiet Life: Michael Gilbert

Anything for a Quiet Life

Michael Gilbert

ISBN 10: 0340528699 / ISBN 13: 9780340528693
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London Sydney Auckland Toronto, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Black boards with gold titles on the spine are unworn. The hinges are secure. The spine is firm and straight. The pages are unmarked except for Mr. Gilbert's flat signature on the title page. The dust jackjet (in mylar) is bright and whole showing just the barest edgewear. A very nice copy indeed. Michael Francis Gilbert, CBE (17 July 1912 8 February 2006) was a British writer of mysteries and thrillers. Gilbert was also a lawyer in London for many years and at one point had Raymond Chandler as his client. He had a very long and very productive writing career, beginning with his first novel, Close Quarters, in 1946 and continuing through 1999 with Over and Out. He wrote almost every sort of mystery and thriller, perhaps spreading himself too thin over too many fields to achieve the reputation that many critics felt he deserved. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000988

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Title: Anything for a Quiet Life

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London Sydney Auckland Toronto

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Trade

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Jonas Pickett, solicitor and commissioner of oaths, leaves London to set up a practice in a genteel Sussex resort.

This collection of nine inter-linked stories tell the stories of his clients: from a retired Admiral to the queen of the gypsies.

Michael Francis Gilbert ( 1912- 2006) is recognized as one of the most versatile British mystery writers. He was a lawyer in London for many years and at one point had Raymond Chandler as his client. He wrote almost every sort of mystery and thriller. He wrote police procedurals, spy novels and short stories, courtroom dramas, classical mysteries, crime novels, and almost every possible combination of these, all with the same competence and dry, detached wit. Gilbert was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association, Named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and was named Number 24 on The Telegraph's "50 crime writers to read before you die."

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