Sunday, September 04, 2011

Happy birthday, Cyril Hare.

Barrister and judge Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark, aka mystery author and Detection Club member Cyril Hare, was born today in Surrey in 1900. His best-known sleuth is offbeat lawyer Francis Pettigrew; FaberFinds has reissued many of the Pettigrew novels, including Tragedy at Law, Untimely Death, and When the Wind Blows. His other detective is Inspector Mallett (Tenant for Death, Death Is No Sportsman, Suicide Excepted). Clark died in 1958. His colleague Michael Gilbert edited Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare in 1961.

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