Gideon Combats Influence

(Writing as JJ Marric)

Gideon of Scotland Yard

John Creasey

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Borgman is a big man who has money and influential friends. Gideon knows he killed his wife, but can he prove it? How is he to break through the power wielded by this serious adversary and deal with all of the other problems that crop up? And will the press and the court spare him?


A fascinating picture of top level police work.

Evening Standard

Reliable as ever. Even manages to make Napoleon of Crime seem possible by setting him against realistic background of car-thefts, horse-doping, sex crimes and steady police work. One takes this sort of competence too much for granted.


If you want a novel about the kind of crime that might conceivably happen, solved by a policeman who approximates more closely to the near thing . . . is a 'roman policier' stuffed with incidents a good deal less preposterous than the Marsh-mallow.

The Spectator

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.

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