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!
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 phenomenon. 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 Writer's 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)
"The Gideon Books are splendid." (The New Yorker)
"George Gideon has done more than any other detective in fiction to maintain the reading public's faith in Scotland Yard." (The Observer)
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