Available to download for the first time, The Gideon of Scotland Yard Series by JJ Marric (pseudonym of Grand Master John Creasey).
No week in the life of Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard could be entirely uneventful. However, a mass escape from Millways Gaol made this a particularly harassing week. Ruby Benson set up her killer husband and it's up to Gideon to protect the woman from her bloodthirsty spouse's vendetta--or die trying.
John Creasey (1908-1973) published over 600 books under 20+ different pseudonyms. In 1969 he was given the the Mystery Writers of America’s highest Honour, the Grand Master award.
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A strong story well read by Christopher Scott, giving the reader a glimpse of Great Britain in the 60's. Commander Gideon is a strong back to basics, no nonsense policeman with a large family at home. Gideon while tough with criminal has compassion with the victims of crime.
The story has been adapted in part for the TV in Gideon’s Way, Gideon played by John Gregson and the episode titled Tin God. Both the TV and the book have a strong violent villain Benson played by Derren Nesbit TV's Hardman and his partner played by a youthful John Hurt of Harry Potter fame.
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