An unassuming, quiet Post Office sorter is killed, and Inspector Roger ‘Handsome’ West, Scotland Yard’s most down to earth and brilliant detective is called to investigate. What is the connection with a series of outrageous and bold daylight crimes that have taken place? This is an action packed story of tenacity, full of suspense in the face of difficulties which might well defeat a lesser detective.
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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.Review:
Another of Creasey's powerful, honest London suspense stories.--New York Telegraph
Creasey excels himself .... a really rousing story.--Aberdeen Press and Journal
Fascinating! Rich in those characteristic Creasey touches that heighten the horror of crime.--New York Times
Moving, dramatic .... a whirl of hardened crime and unreleting detection.--Chicago Tribune
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006080890X