This installment of prolific and best-selling British crime writer John Cressey’s Inspector West series starts off with the quick and grisly death of a young salesman named Guy Randall.
Roger West’s sleuthing leads the Scotland Yard detective to look into a series of thefts from a chain-store. As he continues his investigation, he meets a mysterious woman and connects the murder with a popular soccer club. The story builds to an exciting set piece finale in a crowded London arena.
Anglophiles and soccer fans will delight in Inspector West Kicks Off, which is given a proper British English reading by Gareth Armstrong and ends with a gloriously realized set-piece finale in a soccer stadium.
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?
Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages across 100 countries under both his own name and more than 20 other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomenon. Amongst the many series written were Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, The Baron, Dr. Palfrey and Inspector West, as JJ Marric, Michael Halliday, Patrick Dawlish and others.