The Toff and The Kidnapped Child

The Toff and The Kidnapped Child

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1960

£100.00

When Richard Rollison, alias the Toff, decides to investigate the disappearance of Eve Kane's husband he has no idea of what he is likely to uncover. Then, the daughter is kidnapped and a chilling message received with a lock of hair. Should Eve pay - she thinks she should - but have the kidnappers underestimated the Toff?

Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition - fine condition apart from a small tear to the bottom of the back board, in the middle of a bump to bottom of board. Some staining to top of page block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with some wear to corners and spine, very light chipping to top of spine. Some discoloration to the white surfaces of cover.


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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 very good first edition - fine condition apart from a small tear to the bottom of the back board, in the middle of a bump to bottom of board. Some staining to top of page block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with some wear to corners and spine, very light chipping to top of spine. Some discoloration to the white surfaces of cover.


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.