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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1962

£45.00

Chief Superintendent Roger West of Scotland Yard has to deal with possible corruption in the Police Force. Who can he trust? Bribery is suspected as a number of cases are dismissed because of faulty police evidence, and a policeman is shot whilst another stands accused of unnecessary violence against a suspect. Much more than reputations are at stake as West moves further and deeper into the underworld of London’s West End criminal gangs.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of the spine and slightly yellowed pages. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight bruising along the top and bottom edges.


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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

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to the top and bottom of the spine and slightly yellowed pages. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight bruising along the top and bottom edges.


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.