A Backwards Jump
(Writing as JJ Marric)
Gideon of Scotland Yard
A case of a wife who jumps backwards out of a window, a murder investigation, and another involving an ill-treated child have only one thing in common - they require the attention of Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard. He had thought the criminals had taken time off during the hot weather, and had even been tempted to relax himself, but things quickly changed.
Solidly done, with authentic-sounding detail.
The character made famous by JJ Marric, Commander George Gideon, of the Yard is rapidly becoming one of the great men of detective fiction.
The product of the imagination of a very skillful and versatile fiction writer.
Author biography:John Creasey 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. 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.
During his lifetime Creasey enjoyed an ever increasing reputation both in the UK and overseas, especially the USA. This was further enhanced by constant revision of his works in order to assure the best possible be presented to his readers and also by many awards, not least of which was being honoured twice by the Mystery Writers of America, latterly as Grand Master.
He also found time to found the Crime Writers Association and become heavily involved in British politics - standing for Parliament and founding a movement based on finding the best professionals in each sphere to run things.
'He leads a field in which Agatha Christie is also a runner.' - Sunday Times.