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  • Death Has Deep Roots

  • British Library Crime Classic
  • By: Michael Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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By: Michael Gilbert
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Publisher's summary

At the Central Criminal Court, an eager crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine, an active participant in the Resistance during the war. She is now employed at the Family Hotel in Soho, where Major Eric Thoseby has been found murdered. The cause of death? A stabbing reminiscent of techniques developed by the Maquisards.

While the crime is committed in England, its roots are buried in a vividly depicted wartime France. Thoseby is believed to have fathered Lamartine's child, and the prosecution insist that his death is revenge for his abandonment of Lamartine and her arrest by the Gestapo. A last-minute change in Lamartine's defence counsel grants solicitor Nap Rumbold just eight days to prove her innocence.

©1951 Michael Gilbert (P)2020 Soundings