Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard has to deal successively with news of a mass murderer, a depraved maniac, and the deaths of a family in an arson attack on an old building south of the river. This leaves little time for the crisis developing at home...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.
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.
The month of May seemed to be starting quietly enough for Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard. But no sooner had he begun to relax in the sunny weather than things started happening all over the great metropolis… From an army of children seemingly led by a modern Fagin to a homicidal housekeeper, Gideon has to solve the crimes before the month--and his job--are history.
Four heads of state are to meet in London. The usual suspects will be out on the streets attempting to con, or rob, spectators. But this is not the major problem faced by Scotland Yard's finest, Commander George Gideon's. It is known that assassins are planning the murder of at least some of the visiting notables, plus anyone else who gets in the way. Gideon's mission is to do just that!
Here is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction short stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Erosion",l by Ian Creasey, a man tests the limits of his exo-suit prior to leaving a dying earth. In "As Women Fight", by Sara Genge, a hunter has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife's body in a society of body-switchers....
"Not a great year..."
"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…
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 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"
Commander George Gideon of the CID has an audacious raid planned. If it is successful the crime responsible for eighty percent of London crime will be wiped out. Nothing is ever simple, however. First, the whole operation is whisked out of Gideon’s hands by the Chief Commissioner. Next, a supergrass makes a midnight call to reveal that the Yard has a leak and the criminals know the police’s plans.
Guy Randall wasn't expecting a sudden and violent death - but that is was he got. As Inspector Roger West follows the threads to find the murderers, he is repeatedly led back to some thefts from a chain-store. What's more, nearly all involved belong to a well-known London football club. In a heart-stopping climax, West smokes out the villains in front of thousands of roaring spectators - and risks death on the pitch. Can he ultimately achieve his goal and catch them?
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 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.
Pay day was always a happy day, and for Paul Bennison, as he picked up his workers' wages from the bank, everything was right with the world. Little did he know he was seconds away from a violent attack that would turn the lives of his wife and children upside down. As Bennison lies unconscious, Chief Superintendent Roger West must hunt for the attackers before they strike again. Will West catch them in time? Will they destroy themselves? Is there honour amongst thieves?
When Mannering – alias the Baron – bought the beautiful and expensive Dellamont Emeralds in Paris, he chose to ignore their history of misfortune. But then things started to go wrong – an attempted robbery of the precious jewels, an argument with Lorna Fauntley. Strangely, there seemed to be a connection between these incidents. Stranger still, someone was impersonating the Baron…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 multiple other pseudonyms.
Inspector West embarks upon a rest cure, but finds no change as blackmail, kidnap, and multiple murder still dominate his life. There is also an adversary well known to him, but he dare not make an arrest .... for now! Full of action and danger, this is one of the best 'West' novels.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.
The Maharajah of Ganpore had a collection of blue diamonds to sell, so it wasn't surprising that John Mannering - alias the Baron - was making his way to India to start the bidding. But some people had other plans for the diamonds. The Bundi, a group of fanatical patriots, intend to deal with the dealers in no uncertain terms, and the Baron soon finds himself bidding for his life.
A British baron's passionate sidelines are a deadly business. A gang of ingenious car theives uses a most provocative bait to lure young men into crime. A teenager becomes a killer's target when she witnesses the murder of one of the Yard's chief informers. Just another day on the job for Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard.'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.
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?
Prolific storyteller John Creasey forged (yet another) pen-name for this work - Richard Martin - linking the names of two of his sons. New parson Ronald Kemp, seeks the help of The Honourable Richard Rollison, alias the Toff, after one of Kemp's parishioners is accused of murder.
Chief Inspector Roger West has been watching and waiting for over two years – he is determined to catch Paul Raeburn out. The millionaire racketeer may have made a mistake, following the killing of a small time crook. Can the ace detective triumph over the evil Raeburn in what are very difficult circumstances? This cannot be assumed as not everything, it would seem, is as simple as it first appears...