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Country House Burglar

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Pieni englantilainen Brimberleyn kylä on eläkkeelle siirtyneiden upseerien ja heidän omaistensa muodostama yhteisö, jossa toimii kirkkokuoro ja vistikerho. Mutta rikos saapuu Brimberleyhinkin, ensin viattomana ja vähäpätöisenä kirkkokuoron harjoituksiin, joita johtaa Liz Artside, kenraalinleski ja maailman luonnollisin naisbasso, sitten kuoron tenorin, salamyhkäisen majuri ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1955)
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Polly
Feb 08, 2015 Polly rated it really liked it
One of the many fine and not really at all cozy, although at first one might mistake it for such, mystery/thrillers of Michael Francis Gilbert. Blowing people up for fairly minor reasons cannot--IMHO--be considered cozy, however Miss-Marple-like the initial setting of this book might seem.
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Mar 04, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Liz Artside can't help but worry about her son Tim. He won't tell her about his job in London, and after an exciting wartime career, he seems unable to settle down. Then a man in their village, with whom Tim had quarreled, is killed when his house explodes. The police know that Tim worked in high explosives during the war. Liz also can't forget that her husband was killed in an explosion shortly after World War I. When one of their friends, who is involved with the police force, talks about the ...more
Lisa Kucharski
Aug 23, 2011 Lisa Kucharski rated it really liked it
Fantastic mystery with the sly humor well known in Gilbert's work that make reading the mystery both enjoyable as well as keeping you challenged to figure out the mystery. As usual, not a simple explanation to the crime, but every thing makes sense.

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Mar 25, 2016 Tom rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable read. I wish there were other titles that featured Liz and the General. They make a wonderful duo.
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I picked up this dusty old book from my shelf and should have left it there. Boring!
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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
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