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  • The Toff and the Curate | John Creasey

    The Toff and the Curate

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Roger May
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    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.

  • The Toff and Old Harry: The Toff Series | John Creasey

    The Toff and Old Harry: The Toff Series

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By George Hagan
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    The Hon. Richard Rollison, alias "The Toff", decides to find gangland leader "Old Harry". But things start to look black for Rollison when rumours start that he is actually "Old Harry".

    Constance says: "Good Classic Detective Story; Some Recording Flaws"
  • Gideon's March | John Creasey

    Gideon's March

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    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!

  • Inspector West: Battle for Inspector West: Classic Radio Crime | John Creasey

    Inspector West: Battle for Inspector West: Classic Radio Crime

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Patrick Allen, Sarah Lawson, full cast
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    Patrick Allen is Inspector West in Battle for Inspector West, a classic radio adventure from 1967. Based on the long-running series of novels by John Creasey, the Inspector West dramas became popular with radio audiences in the 1960s. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

  • Inspector West at Home: Inspector West, Book 3 | John Creasey

    Inspector West at Home: Inspector West, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
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    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.

  • Gideon's Fire: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 7 | John Creasey

    Gideon's Fire: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    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.

    Anniebligh says: "entertaining"
  • Gideon's Day: Gideon of Scotland Yard | John Creasey (JJ Marric)

    Gideon's Day: Gideon of Scotland Yard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Creasey (JJ Marric)
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Kathi says: "View of a day for Scotland Yard Supt Gideon--1955"
  • Gideon's Raid: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 25 | John Creasey

    Gideon's Raid: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    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.

  • The Baron and the Arrogant Artist: The Baron Series, Book 44 | John Creasey

    The Baron and the Arrogant Artist: The Baron Series, Book 44

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Mannering quite admired the arrogance of the self-opinionated young artist who asked him for patronage for a subsidy to keep him painting. It was also clear that the young painter wasn’t actually asking for a favour, he was conferring one! With so much youthful confidence on display, Mannering wasn’t expecting the phone call later. On arriving at a flat in Fulham, he finds the artist near death. Was it attempted suicide, or was it, in fact, attempted murder? Once again, Mannering must revive his skills as the Baron to save lives from terrible danger.

  • The Masters of Bow Street | John Creasey

    The Masters of Bow Street

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
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    John Creasey’s magnum opus takes the reader on a journey from the vibrant squalor of 18th century London to the dawning of the Victorian age. Into this epic novel of family life and the struggle between crime and justice, the story of the foundation of Scotland Yard is woven, with all its trials and tribulations. A richly detailed historical saga, this book is a treat for all those looking to learn more about the institution that inspired so many of John Creasey’s thrilling crime mysteries.

  • Gideon's Risk | John Creasey

    Gideon's Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    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.

  • Gideon's Ride: Gideon of Scotland Yard | John Creasey (JJ Marric)

    Gideon's Ride: Gideon of Scotland Yard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Creasey (JJ Marric)
    • Narrated By Raymond Sawyer
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    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.

    Susan says: "Police procedural at its best"
  • Gideon's Staff | John Creasey

    Gideon's Staff

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    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?

  • Gideon's Month | John Creasey

    Gideon's Month

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    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.

  • Sport for the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 38 | John Creasey

    Sport for the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 38

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    In John Creasey’s favorite of his own novels, John Mannering - alias the Baron - ventures to Australia. The ‘Alda insignia’ is set to be sold at auction but Mannering refuses to purchase it for a mysterious Australian. However, when threatened by the seller’s lawyers he sets off Down Under, where he meets with a particularly hostile reception, to try to uncover the truth. The Baron is not deterred and the plot thickens when he comes across a manor house almost identical to one in England and a family clearly divided between the two countries.

  • Last Laugh for the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 42 | John Creasey

    Last Laugh for the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 42

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    John Mannering’s day at Quinns had been quiet and pleasant, and he moved amongst the treasures that he displayed and sold with a sense of ease. His days as the Baron – the master cracksman, jewel thief and crime solver – were long since over. Josh Larraby – Mannering’s confidant and a reformed thief - answers the telephone to hear a man’s calm yet urgent plea, ‘They’re trying to kill me!' A second later, it is interrupted by a soft laugh, which grows and grows until Larraby’s head is ringing with dread.

  • The Baron and the Missing Old Masters: The Baron Series, Book 40 | John Creasey

    The Baron and the Missing Old Masters: The Baron Series, Book 40

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Deep in the heart of Wiltshire, John Mannering steps into the home of an old lady who wishes him to value her paintings. He has no idea that he is also walking into a hornet’s nest of blackmail, arson, and murder. Under the watchful eyes of masterpieces, the Baron must battle for the truth. Who was blackmailing whom? Why were people out to kill him? What is the girl, Joanna, hiding?

  • The Baron and the Chinese Puzzle: The Baron, Book 37 | John Creasey

    The Baron and the Chinese Puzzle: The Baron, Book 37

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    >John Mannering - alias the Baron - had always been fascinated by art. Though once a jewel thief, he was now a respectable Mayfair antiques dealer. So when a well-known Chinese dealer invites him to a unique exhibition of art treasures in Hong Kong, Manning’s interest is piqued - even more so when he realizes the extreme lengths someone is prepared to go to prevent him reaching his destination.

  • Gideon's Week: Gideon of Scotland Yard | John Creasey (JJ Marric)

    Gideon's Week: Gideon of Scotland Yard

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Creasey (JJ Marric)
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
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    Available to download for the first time, The Gideon of Scotland Yard Series by JJ Marric (pseudonym of Grand Master John Creasey). No week in the life of Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard could be entirely uneventful. However, a mass escape from Millways Gaol made this a particularly harassing week. Ruby Benson set up her killer husband and it's up to Gideon to protect the woman from her bloodthirsty spouse's vendetta--or die trying.

    Kathy Matthews says: "excellent"
  • Hide the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 28 | John Creasey

    Hide the Baron: The Baron Series, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Carl Prekopp
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    Why is George Morrow being threatened? Why was Jimmy Garfield murdered? What was really in the box that he kept in the seat of his wheelchair?James Mannering – alias the Baron – takes on another spine-tingling adventure and seeks to solve the mystery. 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.

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