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The Fioras jewels are missing and Francesca Lisle, one of John Mannering’s (aka ‘The Baron’) neighbours, is mysteriously asked by her father to retrieve a leather holdall from underneath the floorboards and take it to him at Waterloo station. Francesca is kidnapped, however, and ends up in the River Thames. Meanwhile, Joy Lessing, is also kidnapped, or so it would seem ... Mannering is unwittingly involved and sets off to investigate, but cannot tell the police everything he discovers and so acting almost alone must somehow outwit the other players in a complex plot of deceit and duplicity, including having to deal with the notorious Ephraim Scoby.
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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 Writer's 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:
John Creasey always turns out a good exciting yarn.--The Chattanooga Times
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