• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1943

£300.00

When David Garth returned from America, where his speeches on behalf of the Ministry of Propaganda had caused no small amount of concern, he was surprised to receive an unsigned invitation to an address in Wimbledon. He was even more surprised when he was approached by two agents of Department Z.


Agents Mark and Mike Errol request the assistance of Mr Garth on a mission that has already taken the life of one of their friends. Desperate for vengeance, the Errols are out to catch the cold-blooded killer, ‘Frankenstein’.


After finding his flat burgled with a body lying on the floor, Garth is determined to help the agents clear his own name. But this manhunt unearths a plot with international ramifications: to halt America’s assistance in the second World War.

Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first edition, in the original cloth binding. Corners of covers have very slight bends to them, and there is a small section of the cloth along the top edge book that has been bleached from green to off-white. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with some light chipping to corners and spine. The once-white spine is now considerably darker, and there is some discoloration to other light areas of jacket. One small fold to front jacket corner, and several small folds to flaps.


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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.

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

A near-fine first edition, in the original cloth binding. Corners of covers have very slight bends to them, and there is a small section of the cloth along the top edge book that has been bleached from green to off-white. In a very good unclipped dust jacket, with some light chipping to corners and spine. The once-white spine is now considerably darker, and there is some discoloration to other light areas of jacket. One small fold to front jacket corner, and several small folds to flaps.


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.