In this tense thriller the Toff manages to jive a girl off the dancefloor, rescues a damsel in distress, wards off attacks form knife-throwers and infuriates the leaders of the Mob by leaving his rather special visiting card. The Toff is a private eye dedicated to the righting of major wrongs, to the rescue of maidens in distress, to the apprehension of all kinds and classes of criminals and to the conviction of murderers most foul. His characteristic calling card with top hat over an outline face with monocle, cigarette holder and bow tie brings hope to the fearful and fear to the guilty.
John Creasey, '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 Creasey is an inspiration to the aspiring but as yet unpublished author.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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