Death in captivity is a classic account of murder in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War II.
Michael Francis Gilbert ( 1912- 2006) is recognized as one of the most versatile British mystery writers. He was a lawyer in London for many years and at one point had Raymond Chandler as his client. He wrote almost every sort of mystery and thriller. He wrote police procedurals, spy novels and short stories, courtroom dramas, classical mysteries, crime novels, and almost every possible combination of these, all with the same competence and dry, detached wit. Gilbert was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association, Named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and was named Number 24 on The Telegraph's "50 crime writers to read before you die".
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
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this appears to be an early version of a michael gilbert novel retitled The Danger Within, in which he cut out the long tedious escape through italy part at the end and wound up neatly and dramatically with the mass escape and the discovery of the spy. Second version was much better, too bad you didn't record that one.