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Smallbone Deceased

Narrated by: Michael Mcstay
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Another classic Michael Gilbert thriller, set within the legal profession. The mystery begins when the body of a client is found dead in a deed-box of the impeccable legal firm of Horniman, Birley and Crane. But why? And how was the Horniman system broken? A classic English murder mystery.

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".

©1983 Michael Gilbert (P)2009 Audible Ltd

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  • Richard Childs
  • 01-27-19

Terrible narator

Story is fine and good but the narator is terrible. Pauses and stops and seems to have trouble with the script. Not sure will finish it. Really poor - worst ever heard in 4 years.

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