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When somebody broke into the safe of respected jeweler, Bernard Dale, he obviously hadn't reckoned on any interference. His first mistake. His second mistake - killing Dale - was just downright stupid. For Dale was an old friend of John Mannering - alias the Baron - and Mannering didn't like his old friends getting shot. But although all the evidence pointed firmly at Dale's young partner, Tony Bennet, Mannering wasn't convinced.
With the French Riviera as his first stop, the Baron sets out on a race to find the real killer and prove the innocence of the young man.
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 multiple other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena. Amongst the many series written were 'ideon 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 Writer's of America, latterly as Grand Master.
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John Creasey was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph Creasey, a coachmaker, and Ruth Creasey. They were very poor, and John suffered a bout of polio, resulting in his not learning to walk until he was six. He was ten when a schoolmaster suggested he had a gift for writing.He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1946 for services in the United Kingdom's National Savings Movement during World War II. He wrote over 565 books under 25 pseudonyms.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1970. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110340128135
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1970. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0340128135