The Maharajah of Ganpore had a collection of blue diamonds to sell, so it wasn't surprising that John Mannering - alias the Baron - was making his way to India to start the bidding. But some people had other plans for the diamonds. The Bundi, a group of fanatical patriots, intend to deal with the dealers in no uncertain terms, and the Baron soon finds himself bidding for his life.
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 multiple 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.
John Mannering, also known as the Baron, has a peculiar way of finding trouble. In this adventure from famed crime writer John Creasey, the Baron heads east to India in hopes of purchasing a collection of blue diamonds. A group of fanatical patriots, the Bundi, however, have no interests in letting the Baron just waltz right through. Veteran actor Phillip Bird gives an enthusiastic and sharp performance that pushes the adventure to its tension-filled climax, making this production of The Baron Goes East another must-listen from one of the great crime and mystery writers.
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