Book List in Order: 59 titles


  • Morrissey, head of London's Regional Crime Squad, is trying to bring down a financial empire involved with organised crime and drug smuggling. He enlists the help of a Welshman and his pretty ex-girlfriend to aid him in the 'Snakes and Ladders' opera...



  • Lucy is Franklin's youngest detective and like all good detectives she is always ready for any big mystery to come her way. Including the town's missing mayor. Whereas some towns people say he just packed up and left others speak of only his ghost ...



  • Ten-year-old Hal responds to a frantic S.O.S. from a group of friendly but timid space aliens held captive inside a mountain by the evil Ness. Hal, with the help of his cat Susie and the little Think-Think, the Stalker, and other small aliens, comes ...



  • Lucy Goes to the Beachby Michael GilbertLucy’s back again. Solving another big mystery, but this time in the white, sandy beaches of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. After forming a friendship with the lifeguard, Lucy soon realizes her new friend has bee...



  • Lucy is Franklin's youngest detective and like all good detectives she is always ready for any big mystery to come her way. Including the town's missing mayor. Whereas some towns people say he just packed up and left others speak of only his ghost bu...



  • Sometimes small towns harbor the most sinister secrets. A chance meeting at a café reunites Franki with her old high school classmate, Eli, who has returned to their hometown. Franki is urged by her friend, Ryah, to overcome her bashfulness and purs...



  • Ashley, Kiley, and Turner are all in love with the same man—Aram. Ashley is twenty-eight and engaged to be married, but she finds herself unable to fully recover from her breakup with Aram. He still contacts her and proclaims his love for her, desp...



  • “It began as a struggle. All great love affairs do.” So begins James London’s retelling of the romance that cost him his sanity. James’s narrative starts when he spies Joey Silverton in a dingy campus bar. The attraction is immediate. James i...



  • A suspected informer is found dead in a collapsed section of an escape tunnel being dug in a prisoner-of-war camp in Italy. So as to protect the tunnel the prisoners decide to move the body to another that has already been abandoned. But then the fas...







  • Michael Gilbert was never afraid in his stories to attack unnecessary and pettifogging bureaucracy, not to cover up the seedier side of the law, or fail to show that justice does not always prevail. Nonetheless, this was always done with his hallmark...



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    This novel followed ‘Close Quarters’ and once again features Inspector Hazlerigg. It is a gangster suspense thriller about the post-war black market. There is robbery, murder, and smuggling in a volume that contains all of the ingredients of a fi...



  • Joseph Taylor feels as though he needs to escape from his life. He is heartbroken over his failing relationships, distraught over his current complacency, and overly disillusioned with his life's direction. In an effort to leave his problems behind, ...



  • "The Murder of Diana Devon and Other Stories" contains the eleven remaining, previously uncollected stories by Michael Gilbert, dating between 1956 and 1991. It also includes two radio plays and a poem. In addition, this collection includes two hithe...



  • Oliver Nugent is a young Armoured Corps officer in the year 1945. Taking on a near derelict pharmaceutical firm, he determines to rebuild it and make it a success. He encounters some ruthless opposition, and counteracts with some fairly unscrupulous ...



  • Robert Broke runs a small gallery on the Via de Benci and is an authority on Etruscan terracotta. A man who keeps himself to himself, he is the last person to become mixed up in anything risky. But when two men arrive in Florence, Broke’s world tur...



  • A MASTER STORYTELLER To recognize the year of Michael Gilbert's ninetieth birthday, Crippen & Landru is proud to publish this new collection of stories. The Curious Conspiracy and Other Crimes gathers together twenty previously uncollected stories in...




  • During World War I, intelligence officer Luke Pagan is asked to investigate the dangerous organization, run by Belgian traitor Rudi Naroch, that encourages British soldiers to quit and move across enemy lines and join the German army...



  • The 92nd episode about the Tiger would be ve ry different. Asked by a Middle East potentate to advise on military matters, Hugo Greest flew east and found himself ca ught up in a blood-thinning serial that could only end in de ath for some people. '...







  • Hazlerigg, Bohun, Mercer and Petrella all feature in turn in this collection of eighteen short stories, which was first published to commemorate fifty years of Michael Gilbert’s published writing. All of the familiar Gilbert themes are present to g...



  • A former London police officer turned special intelligence agent for the M.O.5., Luke Pagan enters his newest case chasing down a German spy, who is discovered traveling through and around Britain on the eve of the Second World War....



  • Luke Pagan, an ambitious young police officer who speaks Russian, and his unorthodox partner, Joe Narrabone, set out to break up a ring of Russian anarchists on a reign of terror, murder, arson, torture, and blackmail throughout Edwardian London....



  • Featuring idiosyncratic police detective Patrick Petrella, the story moves briskly between back alleys and boardrooms as Petrella uncovers an especially despicable smuggling ring that stretches across the North Sea to the sleazier side of Amsterdam. ...



  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...



  • Tim appears to have had an exciting war, but is fairly secretive about what he had been up to. He lives in a sleepy village with his mother Liz, who is concerned about him not least because he is equally unforthcoming about the job he has in London. ...



  • A dubious shoplifting charge escalates to a convincing murder case against a South African police torturer who came to London pursuing a popular black activist. And, although the issue causes the British a good deal of embarrassment, solicitor Roger ...



  • Barhaven is on the south coast within commuting distance from London. It is, however, a fairly sleepy place and it seems incredulous that it could be the kind of town where the local councillors could manage to line their own pockets. However, there ...



  • "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. Mich...



  • Hugo Greest is the tiger. He now has a TV adventure series in which he has knocked out 91 beautiful girls and 91 villains. The 92nd comes unexpectedly when he is approached by the Foreign Office. It seems that His Highness Sheik bin Rashid bin Abdull...







  • Two children have been murdered. When a third is discovered – the tortured body of ten-year-old Ted Lister – the Home Counties police are compelled to escalate their search for the killer, and Operation Huntsman is intensified. Meanwhile, a new m...



  • A young man stumbles across a conspiracy to steal an early Italian triptych in France, little realising that years later it may hold the key to his future wellbeing. Meanwhile, he deals with a matter of embezzlement of church funds not to mention the...




  • When Laura Hart travels to Austria to visit her brother, vice-consul of Lienz in the Tyrol, she briefly meets an American who warns her of the mounting political tension. Neo-Nazis are stirring trouble in the province, and xenophobia is rife between ...



  • An announcement in The Times sets Philip on an intriguing trail through Europe. The message is from an o ld school friend who has instructed the newspaper to publish only if they fail to hear from him. '...



  • Liz Artside has reached that comfortable age where the company of old friends, such as the General and Bob Cleeve, and a cup of good coffee, plus directing the local choir, are all she wants. A series of spectacular robberies is disturbing the neighb...



  • Patrick Petrella is considered something of a curiosity by his fellow police officers. He is the son of a Spanish policeman and an English school mistress. He speaks four languages and is as good at picking fine wines as he is locks. The short storie...



  • Mr. Calder lived with a golden deerhound named Rasselas in a cottage in Kent. Mr. Behrens lives with his aunt and keeps bees. No one would in the least suspect that the pair are in fact agents for the British Joint Services Standing Committee and the...





  • Dr. Alexander Wolfe, a top genetic scientist – a key figure in British Biological Warfare Research- seemingly plunges over a cliff in his car. His body is never recovered and it emerges his life was recently insured for a considerable sum. Accordin...







  • The British army and the London police join forces after the key terrorist in an IRA attempt to smuggle in explosives is believed to be hiding in a working-class neighborhood of Southeast London that suffers from racially motivated teenage violence...



  • Will Dylan is an electoral favourite – intelligent, sharp and good-looking, he is the government’s new golden boy. Jonas Killey is a small-time lawyer – determined, uncompromising and obsessed, he is hounding Dylan in the hope of bringing him i...




  • Believed dead in a charter plane crash, John Gabriel Benedict, a Londoner from New Zealand, is actually footloose and carefree in southern Italy until he is forced to match wits with the Mafia, the Union Corse in France, and a London-based conglomera...



  • James Scotland, a young pathologist, decides on a quiet holiday in Melchester, but amid the cathedral town's quiet medieval atmosphere, he finds a hornet's nest of church politics, town and country rivalries, and murder. He is called upon to investig...





  • The London Regional Crime Squad, is trying to nail a financial empire involved with organised crime and drug smuggling. David Morgan goes undercover and is hired by a travel company to act as a tour guide around Europe, but is in fact being used as a...



  • A collection of short stories featuring two of England's foremost masters of espionage--Calder, noted for unerring instinct and amazing good luck, and Behrens, of razor-sharp intellect and subtle dry wit...



  • Detective Chief Inspector Mercer is called to the scene when a skeleton of a girl is found on Westlaugh Island in the upper reaches of the River Thames. What appears to be a straightforward and routine investigation, however, leads to unexpected even...



  • Written as a police procedural in the best traditions of the ‘Golden Age’ writers. Certainly one of Michael Gilberts finest in this particular sphere. A TV actress is murdered and it would seem that the alleged perpetrator has been framed. As the...







  • Promoted to Detective Inspector, Patrick Petrella now finds himself in a London borough close to the Thames. In these short stories he has to deal with arson, blackmail, fraud, forgery and murder. The Thames is a focus for some of the stories, as it ...




  • When the wife of a recently escaped prisoner is found murdered and partially buried near a reservoir, Patrick Petrella, a Metropolitan Police Inspector, is called in. Suspicion falls on the escaped convict, but what could have been his motive? Petrel...



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    The story of how Mr. Weatherall, the headmaster of a school, but otherwise an ordinary man, was introduced to a huge nationwide black market operation. It seems that anything goes so as to ensure profits and the continuance of the fraud in what amoun...



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    This is a detective and trial story with a complicated plot that will grip the reader. Victoria Lamartine is on trial for the murder of her supposed lover, whom she is accused of having stabbed. There are only five suspects including Lamartine. But e...



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    "Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of MurderA first-rate job""-New York Times""A classic of the genre""-GuardianHorniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients drawn from the highest in the land. When a deed bo...



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    Michael Gilbert's suspense stories are invariable entertaining and always illuminating, whether the field is law, international relations or, as here, high finance. He brings the hitherto dry world of finance to comprehensible and fasinating life. We...



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    More than a year after Cannon Whyte fell from the cathedral gallery, unease still casts a shadow over peaceful living in the Close. In a separate incident, head verger Appledown is being persecuted, before being found dead. Inspector Hazlerigg is cal...







Complete Series List in Order

Inspector Hazelrigg

1) Close Quarters (1947)
2) He Didn't Mind Danger (1948)
3) The Doors Open (1949)
4) Smallbone Deceased (1950)
5) Death Has Deep Roots (1951)
6) Fear to Tread (1953)

Joe Narrabone

1) Ring of Terror (Jul-1995)
2) Into Battle (Feb-1997)

Patrick Petrella

1) Blood and Judgement (1959)
2) Amateur in Violence (1973)
3) Petrella at Q (1977)
4) The Young Petrella (Aug-1988)
5) Roller-Coaster (1993)