Tag Archives: Michael Gilbert

Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert

After the exceptional Death in Captivity, which I quite enthusiastically reviewed here, Death Has Deep Roots was a bit of a letdown. In Death Has Deep Roots, Gilbert once again writes about what he knows best. There’s no question that the law and war are his familiar grounds. Before becoming a partner at a London based law firm, Gilbert […]

Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert’s Death in Captivity is the twelveth British Library Crime Classic I read, and let me tell you it’s not their usual murder mystery offering. Set in 1943 after the Sicilian Campaign when Allies had started gaining momentum in the war-front, this vintage crime novel takes place in Campo 127, a prisoner-of-war camp in […]

Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert

I really do appreciate British Library for taking the pains to rediscover and reprint some of the forgotten crime classics of the golden age! Before I started following this series, Dame Agatha and Georges Simenon were the only crime classics writers on my radar. While I like to believe I would have come across great […]