The Innocent Bottle

The Innocent Bottle When he was alive old James East had had a jealous nurse an ambitious doctor and a beautiful young wife When he died he left a fortune and a scandal Everybody knew Rose had married James for his m

  • Title: The Innocent Bottle
  • Author: Anthony Gilbert
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • When he was alive, old James East had had a jealous nurse, an ambitious doctor, and a beautiful young wife When he died, he left a fortune and a scandal Everybody knew Rose had married James for his money Now she was accused of killing him for it Arthur Crook was sure she was innocent because all his clients were He offered the police a blackmailer, a poison penWhen he was alive, old James East had had a jealous nurse, an ambitious doctor, and a beautiful young wife When he died, he left a fortune and a scandal Everybody knew Rose had married James for his money Now she was accused of killing him for it Arthur Crook was sure she was innocent because all his clients were He offered the police a blackmailer, a poison pen artist, and another corpse But it wasn t enough To save Rose from the hangman he had to find a dangerous and careless killer.NB This is an alternate title for Lift Up the Lid.

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  • Anthony Gilbert

    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 the theatre when she saw The Cat and the Canary and Tragedy at Freyne , featuring Scott Egerton who later appeared in 10 novels, was published in 1927.She went on to publish 69 crime novels, 51 of which featured her best known character, Arthur Crook Crook is a vulgar London lawyer totally and deliberately unlike the aristocratic detectives who dominated the mystery field when Gilbert introduced him, such as Lord Peter Wimsey Instead of dispassionately analyzing a case, he usually enters it after seemingly damning evidence has built up against his client, then conducts a no holds barred investigation of doubtful ethicality to clear him or her The first Crook novel, Murder by Experts , was published in 1936 and was immediately popular The last Crook novel, A Nice Little Killing , was published in 1974.Her novel The Woman in Red , not featuring Crook, was filmed in 1945 under the title My Name is Julia Ross.

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  • The Innocent Bottle by Anthony Gilbert is one of my vintage mysteries--first published in the US in 1949 (original British title: Lift Up the Lid [1948]). Anthony Gilbert is a pseudonym for Lucy Beatrice Malleson. She was a prolific British mystery writer (over 70 novels written under this pseudonym alone--she had several others) whose most famous creation is Arthur G. Crook. Her novels are know for skillful plotting, entertaining dialogue and interesting action. Arthur G. Crook is known for the [...]


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