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Night Encounter

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21st May 2014

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471910326

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An escaped convict, a mysterious deserted house, and murder in the Lake District..
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

The shades of night were falling fast when Arthur Crook drove the old Superb over the Lakeland Fells and into the valley, to stop at a mysterious house where, though a light burned in an upper window, no one answered the bell.

Here opens a double murder mystery in which Crook acts in the defence of a young prisoner on the run, whose guilt appears evident.

‘The usual gusto, racy prose, good plotting and up-to-the-minute social observation’ Sunday Times

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The usual gusto, racy prose, good plotting and up-to-the-minute social observation
Nashville Banner
Well-plotted, fast-moving - brilliant
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
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
The plot is knife-edge tension all the way
Fast, light, likeable