The Toff and the Runaway Bride

The Toff and the Runaway Bride

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1959

£40.00

The Honourable Richard Rollison (aka ‘The Toff’) reluctantly agrees to attend a wedding. Is he the only one that notices something strange about the bride? Murder and blackmail follow with Rollison seeking a first wife, a discovery in the Thames, and him as a suspect. He is Paris bound when the police stop him, but that is not allowed to get in his way as he attempts to solve the mystery and reveal the murderer’s identity.

Book Condition & Notes

Very good first edition, with slight bumping to back top corner and some impressions to sides of boards. Foxing to page edges and first several flyleafs.

In a very good unclipped dust jacket with slight creasing to front flap and general discoloration to all surfaces.


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.

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

Very good first edition, with slight bumping to back top corner and some impressions to sides of boards. Foxing to page edges and first several flyleafs.

In a very good unclipped dust jacket with slight creasing to front flap and general discoloration to all surfaces.


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.