book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory #
Chief Inspector Roger West opened his front door to find his Superintendent, Abbott, standing before him. "I think you know why I've called," said Abbott, as he drew a folded piece of paper from his overcoat. It was an official search warrant. Facing a career on the verge of ruin, West must dive into a mystery that involves murder, conspiracy and, most shockingly, corruption at Scotland Yard.
Born in Surrey, England in 1908 into a poor family in which there were nine children, John Creasey grew up to be a true master story teller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery, and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey and The Baron.
Creasey wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores.
Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He founded the British Crime Writers' Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then in 1969 the ultimate Grand Master Award.
About the Author:
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.
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Scribner, 1973. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP63087087
Book Description Scribner, 1973. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10068563
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2752768073
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2795841957
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2799546644
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008421116
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0684133962I5N00
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Book appears to be new. Bookseller Inventory # G0684133962I2N00
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, N . Y., 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Reading Copy. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Cover Art (illustrator). X-Library - 1st U. S.. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear .Light tanning pages.spine cock Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # MY 17352
Book Description Scribner, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. 1st American stated. 0684133962 Fine in very good dust jacket. book like new formers owners label on inside of front board 202 p. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # 0014312