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Last laugh for the Baron

Creasey, John

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ISBN 10: 0802752357 / ISBN 13: 9780802752352
Published by Walker, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0802752357 Fine in fine dust jacket. does have former owners sticker on inside of front board book and dj are very tight 190 p. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # 0014346

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Title: Last laugh for the Baron

Publisher: Walker

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition. 1st American stated.

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John Mannering’s day at Quinns had been quiet and pleasant, and he moved amongst the treasures that he displayed and sold with a sense of ease. His days as the Baron – the master cracksman, jewel thief and crime solver – were long since over. Josh Larraby – Mannering’s confidant and a reformed thief - answers the telephone to hear a man’s calm yet urgent plea, ‘They’re trying to kill me!’ A second later, it is interrupted by a soft laugh, which grows and grows until Larraby’s head is ringing with dread. This single incident sets in motion a series of events that requires Mannering resurrect the Baron and employ all his old skills. Facing a complex plot to dominate and destroy him, will the Baron have the last laugh?

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.

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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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