Available to download for the first thiem, The Gideon of Scotland Yard Series by JJ Marric (pseudonym of Grand Master John Creasey).George Gideon, with his courage, his integrity and old-fashioned common sense, is surely the finest of all British policemen. Rape and murder, sex and violence, petty misdemeanors and vast conspiracies; against all these faces of evil strives George Gideon, tireless upholder of good and justice.
The trouble with horse racing is that some people bet on the outcome -- and others try to control the outcome. Gideon receives a suspicious call from the police superintendent in charge of London's toughest district. At first he believes it’s just a rumor that all the racehorses at the Derby would be doped, until the man who started the rumor was found floating face down in the River Thames...
There is no end to crime in London as Gideon knows all too well, working day in day out to keep the streets safer. But Gideon and his men have real lives too and personal problems that can sometimes interfere with the job at hand. As landlords neglect their tenants, buildings collapse and protests break out, the Ministry of Housing and the Home Office are called in and questions raised about how the foundations became so weak.
John Mannering ('The Baron') is called in by Scotland Yard's Superintendent Bristow to help catch the mysterious jewel thief 'The Shadow'. No one knows the thief's identity, but he has managed to pull off many high profile robberies. However, as Mannering proceeds to track down the target, he finds the pursuer becomes the pursued
"They came into the Port of London from every corner of the world, the big ships and the little ships, the tankers and the tugs, the liners and the banana boats, the modern ships and the old". "Not only was the river the highway for the food which fed the nation; it could also be the highway for those fed of crime". A teenage girl is abducted. A young man is tortured, beaten and drowned in a river's dark depths. Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard must use all his powers to solve the case before it’s lost with the tide…
John Mannering (aka “the Baron”) makes his first appearance in this volume. Lord Fauntley cannot help showing off both his daughter and the security under which his precious jewels are kept. Mannering finds himself attracted to both. Money is tight and so he plans a burglary, but this fails and unexpected consequences result. The relationship with Lorna Fauntley flourishes, and a series of high-profile thefts and adventures ensure Mannering’s future, so he believes, until Lorna equates him with the Baron.
"Short but Good"
A little road rage was not unusual even in the 1940s, but the Toff was not expecting bullets to be a part of the argument when his Allard blocked the path of an oncoming Daimler in an English country lane. Whilst returning home from a cricket match at his father's country home, the Honourable Richard Rollison - alias The Toff - comes across an accident which proves to be a mystery. As he delves deeper into the matter with his usual perseverance, murder and suspense form the backdrop to a fast moving and exciting adventure.
Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard has had enough. Enough, such that Gideon (or GG) lays his career on the line in opposition to budget cuts. Criminals are escaping through the thin blue line. And the Home Secretary is none too pleased at him for taking internal politics public. Will the great man save both the public and his job?
The drug called Dio was truly a thing of wonder - it could make the old young and the weak strong. However, it also had the power to put users at the mercy of its creator - a mad man intent on using the dreams of the less mighty to make himself strong. Dr Palfrey and Z5 embark on yet another thrilling case in this poignant allegory about our dangerous obsession with youth and strength.
Although John Mannering – alias the Baron – had been enjoying his retirement from his ‘Baronial’ activities as a jewel thief, he was nonetheless tempted by the offer of the strange little Frenchman who visited him late one night. So tempted, in fact, that he accepts, and resurrects the Baron in return for a superb diamond. In doing so, Mannering is plunged into the search for a famous collection of precious stones smuggled into the country by an organization which, he suspects, is also dealing in human contraband.
Extortion is the name of the game and the method is to murder anyone who might get in the way. The Dreem factory and much else is at stake. Inspector West has to unravel it all at gun point, but not without difficulty and surprise...'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades. His most famous characters include The Baron, Inspector West, and Gideon.
Available to download for the first time, The Gideon of Scotland Yard Series by 'JJ Marric' (pseudonym of Grand Master John Creasey). Gideon's day is a busy one. London is faced with the murder of a little girl and a policeman's murder. While trying to bring these killers to justice, Gideon has to deal with a criminal gang that is after one of it's own.
"View of a day for Scotland Yard Supt Gideon--1955"
When John Mannering - alias the Baron - picked up the receiver he heard a frightened man at the end of the line. When he later opened his front door he found a superbly confidant and supremely beautiful woman standing there. She had been robbed of diamonds and she needed Mannering's help. Were the two linked? As the story unfolds it consumes Mannering's friends and enemies, and sees the Baron and his wife put in grave danger.
While taking sanctuary in a church, praying for his sins, a murderer is horrified to witness the theft of an altar plate. For him it is the worst kind of crime – sacrilege – and soon all London’s cathedrals and churches are at risk. He duly telephones the police, who are meanwhile investigating the murders of several topless models.
John Creasey, writing as J.J Marric, brings hardened and loveable policeman George Gideon back on to the scene. Commander Gideon of London’s Criminal Investigation Department, had thought he had seen it all in his time. That was until nine suburban housewives were found brutally murdered in their homes, all nine had been raped. The chief suspect- a family man named Cedric Fadiman.
The Queen Elizabeth docks at Southampton and soon Gideon is called on to catch the criminals who had crossed the Atlantic - the rapist, the kidnapper, thieves and fraud operators. They are all headed for London and London is Gideon's territory.'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades. His most famous characters include The Baron, Inspector West, and Gideon.
John Creasey writing as J. J. Marric studies a British general-election campaign, and examines especially its police aspects. From the protection of candidates (from burglars among other things), the dangerous activities of extremists of right and left (which go as far as the theft of an atomic device) and the regular police problems – which seem to persist no matter what the electoral situation.'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades.
Available to download for the very first time, a Roger West of Scotland Yard mystery from MWA Grand Master John Creasey.After investigations in London into the mysterious case of a disappearing VIP, Chief Superintendent Roger 'Handsome' West of the Yard is sent to South Africa on the trail of an international diamond-smuggling ring.
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.
Available to download for the first thiem, The Gideon of Scotland Yard Series by JJ Marric (pseudonym of Grand Master John Creasey).A gang is at working robbing any passenger they find travelling alone on the top deck of London's buses. One night they strike too hard and murder results, followed by another killing of the bus conductress who could have indentified them.
"Police procedural at its best"