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Released January 1, 1960

£75.00

A genius in search of bloody and fiendish vengeance
Maurice Gorman was a genius. He was also London's most polished and brilliant master-criminal. He had slipped just once - and Patrick Dawlish of Scotland Yard had caught him at it.
For years, he had honed the fine Toledo blade of his hatred until the edge was razor-sharp. Now he was free.
The cruel blade of his revenge was now about to descend on Detective Dawlish.

Book Condition & Notes

Very good first edition, with some bruising to middle of spine and edges of boards. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with wear to corners and edges, a small tear to the front cover, and some bruising to match the brusing on the book.


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All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Gordon Ashe

Gordon Ashe was one of twenty-eight pseudonyms used by John Creasey, an English crime writer, who also wrote romance and western novels, and in total, wrote more than six hundred novels.

He created several characters who are now famous, such as The Toff (The Honourable Richard Rollison), Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron (John Mannering), Doctor Emmanuel Cellini and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon's Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon's Day. The Baron character was also made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest as The Baron.

In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), for Gideon's Fire, written under the pseudonym J. J. Marric. In 1969 he received the MWA's greatest honour, the Grand Master Award. He served one term as president of the organization in 1966, one of only three non-American writers to be so honoured.

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John Creasey

John Creasey was an English crime writer, who also wrote romance and western novels, and in total, wrote more than six hundred novels.

He created several characters who are now famous, such as The Toff (The Honourable Richard Rollison), Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron (John Mannering), Doctor Emmanuel Cellini and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon's Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon's Day. The Baron character was also made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest as The Baron.

In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), for Gideon's Fire, written under the pseudonym J. J. Marric. In 1969 he received the MWA's greatest honour, the Grand Master Award. He served one term as president of the organization in 1966, one of only three non-American writers to be so honoured.

» See more books by John Creasey

Book Condition & Notes

Very good first edition, with some bruising to middle of spine and edges of boards. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with wear to corners and edges, a small tear to the front cover, and some bruising to match the brusing on the book.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.