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The Black Stage

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14th April 2013

Price: £18.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471909849

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Some men are born to be murdered
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Lewis Bishop was born to be murdered – the perfect victim, a man whom many had every reason to hate and fear. When he is suddenly shot dead one night he leaves behind him only unpleasant memories, a flood of relief, and a pretty puzzle for the police – and a case for the irrepressible detective Arthur Crook . . .

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mysteryfile.com
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
SUNDAY EXPRESS
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY TIMES
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
Inkquilletc.blogspot
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert