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Released January 1, 1957

£100.00

Roger West of Scotland Yard has a boss who simply does not like his methods. He must therefore attempt to be more conventional when faced with a case involving an attractive girl who is brutally killed. She had a bad reputation, but that just makes the task all the harder. The chief suspect proves to be innocent and the plot deepens as blackmail and forgery enter the fray. West therefore has to act and quickly, but now doing things his way. He is cold and calculating, but gets results.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition. Some colouring to covers. In a near-fine unclipped first edition, with slight chipping to top of spine and some wear to corners and images.


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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.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition. Some colouring to covers. In a near-fine unclipped first edition, with slight chipping to top of spine and some wear to corners and images.


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.