When John Mannering - alias the Baron - picked up the receiver he heard a frightened man at the end of the line. When he later opened his front door he found a superbly confidant and supremely beautiful woman standing there. She had been robbed of diamonds and she needed Mannering's help. Were the two linked?
As the story unfolds it consumes Mannering's friends and enemies, and sees the Baron and his wife put in grave danger. As the tension increases and time ticks by, Mannering must use his wits to escape the trap by which he has been ensnared and in which he might ultimately perish.
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 phenomena. 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.
In a glorious performance, Carl Prekopp embodies the utterly gruff private investigator John Mannering, better known as the Baron. Additionally, he adds a sense of grittiness to the crime drama Trap The Baron, by John Creasly, which was originally printed under the pseudonym Anthony Morton.
With an abrupt phone call from a panicked man looking to sell some jewels, and then the sudden arrival of a most stunning woman looking to recover her stolen diamonds moments later, John Mannering might just be experiencing a case of coincidence, though with his history he doesn't consider that to be likely. Enjoy this tale of intrigue, as The Baron and his brilliant wife, Lorna, solve the mystery.
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