Smallbone Deceased (Inspector Hazelrigg, #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Smallbone Deceased (Inspector Hazelrigg #4)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  141 ratings  ·  13 reviews
At eleven o'clock this mornng a partner in this firm of solicitors - what's their name - Horniman, Birley an Craine, opened one of their deed boxes. The box was supposed to contain certain papers relating to a trust. What they found was one of the trustees. Name of Smallbone - Marcus Smallbone - very dead.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Everyman (first published 1950)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Smallbone Deceased, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Smallbone Deceased

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 281)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ffiamma
"a parte la chiesa cattolica, che è una riconosciuta conoscitrice del comportamento umano, non esiste nessuno più rapido di un avvocato nell'avvertire le prime, vaghe tracce di uno scandalo: quello speciale, sfuggente odore di qualcosa che non è esattamente come dovrebbe essere"
giallo molto classico e molto gustoso ambientato in uno studio legale in cui viene trovato un cadavere. le indagini saranno condotte dalla polizia e da un avvocato insonne; la storia è avvincente e piena di indizi, lo sti...more
Susan
New solicitor Henry Bohun joins the London firm of Horniman, Birley and Craine, but neither of the parties knows what they're getting into. Marcus Smallbone is the trustee of a charity fund, along with the recently deceased senior partner. When Smallbone's body is found in the office, everyone is under suspicion. Fortunately for Bohun, not only did he join the firm too recently to be a likely culprit, but he and Inspector Hazlerigg share a friend, and he becomes Hazlerigg's confidante and inside...more
Deanna
One of the best books of it's kind. I have read many Michael Gilbert and will continue to re-read ...
Jo Christian
I want to read more Michael Gilbert
Polly
Oh, how I adore the writings of Michael F. Gilbert. People who can write unobtrusively beautiful English, terrific characters, interesting and sometimes diabolical plots and always get their facts straight are very rare, but he was one such. This is a murder mystery about an English firm of solicitors, and is funny, interesting, and not at all obvious.
Lynne
An intelligent mystery in the classic mode. The use of characters connected to one office (a law firm), the unravelling of their personal and work relationships, and the dialogue reminded me of Dorothy Sayers' Murder Must Advertise.
Lisa Kucharski
Very enjoyable murder mystery, written with a wonderful sense of humor. Fun characters that still come off as human, wonderful mystery as well! Highly recommend it to anyone seeking wonderful writing coupled with a smart plot.

Janet Aileen
This is one of HRF Keating's 100 Best Mystery Books. It was a very enjoyable read....fast paced, well developed characters, carefully plotted, and funny.
Sarah Seeberg
Starts with one of the more interesting places to stuff a dead body.
Tina
Nice classic British mystery! Very well plotted.
Ken
Feb 12, 2013 Ken rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
Excellent classic British mystery.
Karen
A wonderful traditional mystery!
Russell Webb
Unputdownable!
Joel
Joel is currently reading it
Sep 17, 2014
Julie
Julie is currently reading it
Sep 16, 2014
M
M marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2014
Derryda
Derryda marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2014
Amairani Martinez
Amairani Martinez marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Jim
Jim marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
David
David marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2014
Samantha
Samantha marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Christopher Maxwell
Christopher Maxwell marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2014
Elle
Elle marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
146739
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 th...more
More about Michael Gilbert...
Mr. Calder and Mr. Behrens Close Quarters (Inspector Hazelrigg, #1) The Night of the Twelfth The Black Seraphim The Crack in the Teacup

Share This Book