MICHAEL GILBERT

1912 - 2006

Writing as: Michael Gilbert


Born in England, Michael Gilbert earned his living as a lawyer in London but still found time to produce an impressive list of books, mostly mysteries, which were themselves quite impressive. He served in the Royal Army during WWII. At one point he was a POW but he and another man escaped and marched over 500 miles to freedom. He was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1988. He had already been made an CBE.



Series Books
 
Calder & Behrens Game Without Rules (1968)
  Mr. Calder and Mr. Behrens (1982)
  The Murder of Diana Devon and other Mysteries (2009)
 
Non-Spy Series Close Quarters [Insp. Hazlerigg] (1947)
  The Doors Open [Insp. Hazlerigg] (1949)
  He Didn’t Mind Danger aka They Never Looked Inside [Insp. Hazlerigg] (1949)
  Smallbone Deceased [Insp. Hazlerigg] (1950)
  Death Has Deep Roots [Insp. Hazlerigg] aka Breakout (1951)
  The Danger Within aka Death in Captivity (1952)
  Fear to Tread [Insp. Hazlerigg] (1953)
  The Country-House Burglar aka Sky High (1955)
  Be Shot for Sixpence (1956)
  Blood and Judgment [Insp. Petrella (1959)
  A Clean Kill (play) (1960)
  The Bargain (play) (1961)
  The Shot in Question (Constable, 1963, pb) Play. (1963)
  After the Fine Weather (1963)
  The Crack in the Teacup (1966)
  The Dust and the Heat aka Overdrive (1967)
  The Etruscan Net aka The Family Tomb (1969)
  Stay of Execution (1971)
  The Body of a Girl [Warren Mercer] (1972)
  The Ninety-Second Tiger (1973)
  Amateur in Violence aka The Unstoppable Man (1973)
  Flash Point (Hodder, 1974, hc) [London] Harper, 1974. (1974)
  The Night of the Twelfth (1976)
  Petrella at Q [Insp. Petrella] (1977)
  The Empty House (Hodder, 1978, hc) [England] Harper, 1979. (1978)
  Death of a Favourite Girl aka The Killing of Katie Steelstock (1980)
  End-Game aka The Final Throw (1982)
  The Black Seraphim (1983)
  The Long Journey Home (1985)
  Trouble (1987)
  Young Petrella [Insp. Petrella] (1988)
  Paint, Gold and Blood (1989)
  Anything for a Quiet Life [Jonas Pickett] (1990)
  The Queen Against Karl Mullen (1991)
  Roller-Coaster [Insp. Petrella (1993)
  Ring of Terror [Luke Pagan] (1995)
  Into Battle [Luke Pagan] (1997)
  The Man Who Hated Banks and other mysteries (1997)
  Over and Out [Luke Pagan] (1998)
  The Mathematics of Murder (2000)