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Death Takes a Wife

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14th March 2014

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471910142

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The victims were predictable – the murderer was not…
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Sour, selfish and worth several millions, Mrs French was just the kind of woman you’d expect to be murdered. And so, in due course, she was.

Mrs Hoggett was the next to die – another murder predicted by all who, unfortunately, knew her well. Since there was no shortage of suspects, it was small wonder the killer eluded the law. And then a lovely young woman came forth with a story of bigamy and blackmail so bizarre it had to be true. All that was needed for proof was yet another corpse…

‘Clever’ New York Herald Tribune

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Anthony Gilbert's novels show the unsensational type of detective story at its best
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
Fast, light, likeable
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing