Darkness And Confusion
(Writing as JJ Marric)
Gideon of Scotland Yard
Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard is seriously worried about cases of child molestation and murder. Meanwhile, London has been subject to sustained power cuts - what is behind them? Is it problems with the electrical supply, or even some form of economic difficulty, or does organised crime somehow feature and be taking advantage of the confusion and darkness caused by the pattern of 'outages'? As always, Gideon finds the solutions to his problems are not as at first expected.
Mr Marric's newsreel camera never lies and always keeps on the move.
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.