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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. The Creasey Dagger is the UK's top award for first time crime novelists with winners including Patricia Cornwell and Minette Walters.

Creasey is an inspiration to the aspiring but as yet unpublished author. He had 743 rejection slips before his first book was accepted. He never stopped believing in himself and he never gave up. He wasn't afraid to take risks either - writing under 10 different names and changing styles with each character.

©1965 John Creasey (P)2013 John Creasey

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  • 02-08-15

Story good as usual, narration a bit lacking...

...this time. Kermode is usually fairly decent when it comes to reading this series, but an American accent is not something he's good at imitating. I like most of the series; this isn't a stand-out but it's not bad at all.