(Writing as JJ Marric)
Gideon of Scotland Yard
Gideons day is a busy one. He balances family commitments with solving a series of seemingly unrelated crimes from which a plot nonetheless evolves and a mystery is solved. One of the most senior officers within Scotland Yard, George Gideons crime solving abilities are in the finest traditions of Londons world famous police headquarters. His analytical brain and sense of fairness is respected by colleagues and villains alike.
Shrewd, exciting, convincing.
This unusual thriller makes fascinating reading because so many investigations and incidents dovetail into each other to provide a breathtaking climax. I want to read more by Marric (Creasey).
The story is told with a very intimate and sympathetic knowledge of police business and an equal understanding of the many-faceted world of crime. The characterisation is excellent, and the narrative moves swiftly.
Author biography:John Creasey Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages under both his own name and ten other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were 'Gideon of Scotland Yard', 'The Toff', 'The Baron', 'Dr. Palfrey' and 'Inspector West', as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writers of America, latterly as Grand Master.
He also found time to found the Crime Writers Association and become heavily involved in British politics - standing for Parliament and founding a movement based on finding the best professionals in each sphere to run things.
'He leads a field in which Agatha Christie is also a runner.' - Sunday Times.