When John Mannering - alias the Baron - agreed to buy some jewels on behalf of an anonymous client, he thought it would be a simple transaction. However, he did not know that the jewels had been owned by three former business associates of the unknown client, nor of the mysterious tragedy that connects the past to the present. Mannering soon finds out that all is not as it seems, and, as murder follows murder, and the Baron himself is wanted by the police, it is a race against time to solve the dangerous puzzle and clear his name.
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 storyteller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery, and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey, and The Baron. Creasey wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores.
Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He founded the British Crime Writers' Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then, in 1969, the ultimate Grand Master Award.
John Mannering, also known as the Baron, sure has a way of finding trouble. In this audiobook from crime and thriller master John Creasey, Mannering agrees to hunt down and buy some rare jewels on behalf of an anonymous client. But of course Mannering hasn't the slightest idea about the jewels' previous owners, nor about the mysterious tragedy connected with the precious gems. Listeners will enjoy actor Carl Prekopp as he handles the suspense in Danger for the Baron with a perfect ear. The sly and captivating voice of Prekopp drives this chapter of the Baron's adventures to its treacherous ending.
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