Close Quarters #2020

Close Quarters By MichaelGilbert Close Quarters Although it was first published in Gilbert began this novel in the years immediately before World War II and didn t finish it until he returned from active duty Set behind the walls of the resid
  • Title: Close Quarters
  • Author: MichaelGilbert
  • ISBN: 9781601870063
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Close Quarters By MichaelGilbert Although it was first published in 1947, Gilbert began this novel in the years immediately before World War II and didn t finish it until he returned from active duty Set behind the walls of the residential Close of Melchester Cathedral, it s a classic British mystery in which a young Scotland Yard detective is asked to interrupt his holiday to find out if the accidentalAlthough it was first published in 1947, Gilbert began this novel in the years immediately before World War II and didn t finish it until he returned from active duty Set behind the walls of the residential Close of Melchester Cathedral, it s a classic British mystery in which a young Scotland Yard detective is asked to interrupt his holiday to find out if the accidental death of Canon Whyte was indeed an accident.
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    About "MichaelGilbert"

    1. MichaelGilbert

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Born in Lincolnshire in 1912, Michael Francis Gilbert was educated in Sussex before entering the University of London where he gained an LLB with honours in 1937 Gilbert was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association, and in 1988 he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America an achievement many thought long overdue He won the Life Achievement Anthony Award at the 1990 Boucheron in London, and in 1980 he was knighted as a Commander in the Order of the British Empire Gilbert made his debut in 1947 with Close Quarters, and since then has become recognized as one of our most versatile British mystery writers.He was the father of Harriett Gilbert.

    960 thoughts on “Close Quarters”

    1. A wonderful older murder mystery published in 1947, the setting probably based on Salisbury Cathedral as the author was a schoolmaster in Salisbury when he wrote this first novel in 1938 It is atmospheric, intelligent, peopled with truly interesting members and residents of the Close There are anonymous letters and a general campaign against the oldest canon of the Close, carefully executed by someone with enough malice that the concerned Dean invites his nephew Sargent Bobby Pollock who is atta [...]


    2. There s trouble at Melchester cathedral, but fortunately the Dean has a young nephew who s at Scotland Yard Who better to unofficially look into the anonymous letters that have attacked the senior verger So Bobby Pollock comes to Melchester in time to meet the case of characters before the verger is found dead Then Inspector Hazlerigg joins him, and they begin to interview the clerical company There s a clue in a crossword puzzle, in clothing that s too wet and a hat that s too dry, and in a str [...]


    3. The book is set in and around Melchester cathedral close A year before the book opens the unfortunate Canon Whyte fell from the roof and was killed His death seems to be casting a long shadow still There has been a spate of anonymous letters sent to people living in the close and graffiti has been appearing on walls casting aspersions on the quality of the head verger s work Appledown is not popular but the Dean has no real complaints about the standard of the work Then a murder takes place and [...]


    4. I ve started re reading my Michael Gilbert set, and accidentally picked up his very first mystery Close Quarters introduces us to Inspector Hazelrigg, one of Gilbert s recurring detectives Set in the close of a cathedral community, the plot unfolds with poison pen letters and escalating pranks When murder occurs, the Dean s nephew, a Scotland Yard man, sends for the big guns, and Hazelrigg arrives to hunt for the murderer Gilbert draws his characters with a specific and wry pen Jealousies, frien [...]


    5. I enjoyed this very much It s one of my first Michael Gilbert mysteries It was a slowish, procedural type police mystery, but gradually, it began to twist and turn nicely Inspector Hazelrigg was an excellent police inspector with an intelligence and ability to work his way through the crime I also liked the peripheral characters and how they contributed to the plot and investigation Nice conclusion, very interesting.


    6. First book by Michael Gilbert, and while it isn t as clean and fluid as others it is still a great mystery Hazelrigg is featured in this book than in following ones While reading this, I realized that I have seen at least two adaptations of this on English Mystery Programs The book though, was still tense at times.



    7. A Scotland Yard detective is forced to end his holiday early to discover whether a death was accidental or not.



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