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The Man Who Hated Banks and Other Stories

Gilbert, Michael

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ISBN 10: 188594117X / ISBN 13: 9781885941176
Published by Crippen & Landru Pub, Norfolk, VA, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Man Who Hated Banks and Other Stories

Publisher: Crippen & Landru Pub, Norfolk, VA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Published in honour of the fiftieth anniversary of Michael Gilbert's first book, The Man Who Hated Banks and Other Mysteries gather together eighteen previously uncollected stories about Gilbert's most popular sleuths: seven about Inspector Hazlerigg, five about solicitor Henry Montacute Bohun, three about former copper Bill Mercer, and three about Inspector Patrick Petrella.

Gilbert's tales range from Scotland Yard police procedurals to classic country-house mysteries, action-packed thrillers, and tales of the seamy side of London life. In all of them, Gilbert displays his seemingly effortless characterization, his use of authentic detail, and, above all, his ability to engage the reader from the first sentence. It is a rare (perhaps, non-existent) reader who can put down a Michael Gilbert story before finishing it.

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The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection describes Gilbert as "one of the finest of the post-World War II generation of detective story writers." The Mystery Writers of America recognized Gilbert's contributions with its highest honour, the Grand Master Award.

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