[✓ The Night of the Twelfth || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ MichaelGilbert] #2020

  • Title: The Night of the Twelfth
  • Author: MichaelGilbert
  • ISBN: 9780140046151
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Night of the Twelfth By MichaelGilbert This psychological suspense thriller concerns the police investigation of a series of brutal torture killings at a boys school The presence of an ambassador s son at the school adds the problem of political terrorism It s a serious book about an ugly subject, but well written and shot through with Gilbert s characteristic sanity and good humor.
    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.

    The Night of the Twelfth By MichaelGilbert


    THE NIGHT OF THE TWELFTH 1976 Michael GilbertThe story line opens up OK, but Gilbert soon gets lost in a maze of red herrings that seriously impede the flow of the story A young boy is found violated, tortured, and murdered in the woods near to a posh boys school It is the third such occurrence in three years None of the boys, so far, were from the school The local police were stumped, but threw in all of their resources to try and track down the killer Suddenly a new man appears at the school h [...]

    Gilbert wrote a number of mysteries in which bad things happen within a closed community In this case, the community is a boys prep school On the surface, it is nothing out of the ordinary a coup of teachers and staff with the usual jealousies and personal conflicts, and a batch of boys, including one unicorn the son of the Israeli ambassador to England Gilbert sets us up with the arrival of a new teacher, Mr Manifold, who proves well equipped to handle the unruly boys But he seems just a bit d [...]

    Lukasz Pruski
    But these are all lies men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 4, Scene 1, as quoted by one of The Night of the Twelfth characters Although Michael Gilbert s The Night of the Twelfth won the Current Crime s Silver Cup for the best British crime novel of 1976 I do not find it that remarkable This solid, erudite and well written novel of suspense cum police procedural is indeed a pleasure to read, yet it is far from excep [...]

    I was a bit uneasy when I saw what the plot was going to be, since I avoid plots with crimes against children as a rule However, and I trust this is not a spoiler , there is nothing graphic or uncomfortable in the story, aside from the nature of the crime itself.It s a good story, well told, and an effective police procedural It gets muddled a bit with a side story related to the Arab Israeli conflict, and I can t understand how it fits into the general thrust of the book Gilbert also does a com [...]

    Graham Powell
    This book is an odd combination of police procedural and public school story Someone has been kidnapping and killing young boys After the third victim, a dragnet narrowly misses catching the killer So the police set about the dreary task of sifting through what they know and what they think, praying that they ll catch the killer before another death.At around the same time, teacher Peter Manifold joins the staff at a public boarding school for the well to do He s a bit abrupt and direct than th [...]

    This is one of Gilbert s best, a taut thriller set in a boy s school in the British countryside, with loads of suspense and a very exciting climax.

    Dana Stabenow
    Marvelous novel by a seriously underrated British novelist See also The Long Journey Home, Fear to Tread, and The Danger Within.

    Elsie Dokko
    Very well done Very British, well written nicely crafted.

    Horrible crime and criminals, but delightful setting and other people.

    The was the last book to complete my 2015 reading challenge 52 books It took me FOREVER I ve always thought I was something of an anglophile, but this book proved me WRONG.

    Written in 1976 or there about and still enjoyable I liked it well enough to get two of his books from the library.

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