Once again Scotland Yard was thrown into confusion by another masterful burglary. This time Lobo's gang had revealed themselves as killers intent on letting nothing interfere with their criminal activities -- but the only clue lay in the mark of a wolf's head branded on the hand of each gang member.
John Creasey (September 17, 1908 - June 9, 1973) was born in Southfields, Surrey, England and died in New Hall, Bodenham, Salisbury Wiltshire, England. He was the seventh of nine children in a working class home. He became an English author of crime thrillers, published in excess of 600 books under 20+ different pseudonyms. He invented many famous characters who would appear in a whole series of novels. Probably the most famous of these is Gideon of Scotland Yard, the basis for the television program Gideon's Way but others include Department Z, Dr. Palfrey, The Toff, Inspector Roger West, and The Baron (which was also made into a television series). In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Gideon's Fire, written under the pen name J. J. Marric. And in 1969 he was given the MWA's highest honor, the Grand Master Award.
In Inspector West Cries Wolf (the Creepers), Book 10 of the popular Inspector West series, renowned English crime thriller author John Creasy brings us another chilling investigation from inside Scotland Yard; this time, West has to track a gang of killers known for their wolf-head tattoos. A somber, arresting performance of Inspector West's maneuvers comes courtesy of lauded Australian-English actor Timothy Bentinck, who played David Archer in BBC Radio 4's The Archers. A noted creator of crowd-pleasing characters (the best-known being Gideon of Scotland Yard), Creasy doesn't disappoint with the perspicacious Inspector West, while Bentinck's skilled narration lifts the detective off the page and into real life with panache.
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