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.
Meanwhile, Gideon digs up old files, convinced that the killer of a Rosamund Lee is the same man who murdered a Mrs Entwhistle three years earlier. The Commander is determined to find the real killer and free the wrongly convicted Mr. Entwhistle, to reunite him after three years with his children.
'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 Creasey is an inspiration to the aspiring but as yet unpublished author.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.