Morrissey, head of London's Regional Crime Squad, is trying to bring down a financial empire involved with organised crime and drug smuggling. He enlists the help of a Welshman and his pretty ex-girlfriend to aid him in the 'Snakes and Ladders' operation.
Michael Francis Gilbert (1912- 2006) is recognized as one of the most versatile British mystery writers. He was a lawyer in London for many years and at one point had Raymond Chandler as his client. He wrote almost every sort of mystery and thriller. He wrote police procedurals, spy novels, and short stories, courtroom dramas, classical mysteries, crime novels, and almost every possible combination of these, all with the same competence and dry, detached wit. Gilbert was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association, Named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and was named Number 24 on The Telegraph's "50 crime writers to read before you die".
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One of the best Brits, and one of his best books
You like dry wit?
I didn't read the print version. My guess is that the narrator that I listened to could NOT be beat. He was great.
I couldn't tell for sure where it was leading? The narrator made enough mistakes with pauses to actually make it BETTER than it would have ordinarily have been.
The Welshman........David Morgan.
I love the understated wit and sarcasm of the star, Morgan. Tremendous.
This book is no doubt not for everyone. But if you have a preference for clever banter and a narrator that you feel like you know, I heartily recommend!
- Bill Sparks