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The Black Stage (Arthur Crook #13)

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Among the visitors to the Verekers' family mansion was Lewis Bishop, a man whom everyone had reason to hate and fear. When he is suddenly shot dead in the darkness of the library, all he leaves behind is an unpleasant memory and a puzzle for the police. It is, of course, an Arthur Crook story, with that irrepressible and slightly unscrupulous detective in particularly fine ...more
Hardcover, 1st American Edition, 215 pages
Published 1946 by Smith & Durrell (first published 1945)
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The Black Stage by Anthony Gilbert is another of my vintage mysteries--first published in 1945. Anthony Gilbert is a pseudonym for Lucy Beatrice Malleson, a very prolific British mystery writer (over 70 novels written under this pseudonym alone--she had several others).

In this book Peter and Anne Vereker, two cousins, have returned from the war (WWII) to the family mansion back in Britain. Peter is hoping to return to the past--where he helped his Aunt Tessa manage the property with a view to in
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Anthony Gilbert was the pen name of Lucy Beatrice Malleson, an English crime writer. She also wrote non-genre fiction as Anne Meredith, under which name she also published one crime novel. She also wrote an autobiography under the Meredith name, 'Three-a-Penny (1940).

Her parents wanted her to be a schoolteacher but she was determined to become a writer. Her first mystery novel followed a visit to
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