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A Pity About the Girl and Other Stories [Hardcover]

Michael Gilbert
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28 Nov 2008
Fourteen previously uncollected short stories with a rich variety of subjects including a ghost story, a spy story and one featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, are gathered here to form "A Pity About the Girl and Other Stories". The crimes range from attempted robberies and drug smuggling to murder. Present are some of Gilbert's most remarkable characters such as Henry Bohun, Hargest Macrae Q.C., Nap Rumbold and Commander Elfe.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Hale (28 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0709087322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0709087328
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,198,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Gilbert was one of the greatest post-war crime writers. He received the Crime Writers' Association's highest award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, for an outstanding contribution to the genre of crime fiction. Also both the Mystery Writers of America and the Swedish Academy of Detection honoured him as a Grand Master. Michael Gilbert wrote 30 novels and 183 short stories. John Cooper is the co-writer of two editions of the definitive Detective Fiction: The Collector's Guide, as well as Artists in Crime, an illustrated survey of crime fiction first edition dust wrappers 1920-1970. He also co-authored Children's Fiction 1900-1950. He has edited a collection of short stories by Julian Symons as well as Michael Gilbert's Even Murderers Take Holidays and Other Mysteries.

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5.0 out of 5 stars its a good read if you can find it a a more ... 11 Jan 2013
I bought this book a while ago.and it wasnt as expensive as it is now, it was quite cheap as I recall,and also Identical as the above picture shows too but..its a good read if you can find it a more moderate price...........
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