The trouble with horse racing is that some people bet on the outcome -- and others try to control the outcome. Gideon receives a suspicious call from the police superintendent in charge of London's toughest district. At first he believes it’s just a rumour that all the racehorses at the Derby would be doped, until the man who started the rumour was found floating face down in the River Thames...
'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades. His most famous characters include The Baron, Inspector West, and Gideon. The Creasey Dagger is the UK's top award for first time crime novelists with winners including Patricia Cornwell and Minette Walters. Creasey is an inspiration to the aspiring but as yet unpublished author. He had 743 rejection slips before his first book was accepted. He never stopped believing in himself and he never gave up. He wasn't afraid to take risks either - writing under 10 different names and changing styles with each character.
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