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John Creasey (1908–1973)

Author of Gideon's Day

Includes the names: j marric, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, J J Marric, John Creasy, Gordon Ashe, J.J> Marric, John Creasy, Krizi Dzhon, J. J. Maric ... (see complete list), John Creasey, Creasey John, Marric J. J., John Greasey, Norman Deane, John Creasey, J. J. Marric, Anthony Morton, Morton Anthony, Robert Caine Frazer, Robert Crane Frazier, Robert Caine Frazier, Henry St. John Cooper, Marric,J.J. Creasey John, York,Jeremy Creasey John, Creasey,John Marric J. J., Jeremy York (John Creasey), JOHN AKA J J MARRIC CREASEY, John Creasey as Gordon Ashe, Jeremy John as York Creasey, John as Gordon Ashe Creasey, Creasey,John Morton Anthony, John Creasey as J.J. Marric, John AKA Gordon Ashe Creasy, Norman Deane (John Creasey), Anthony John; Morton Creasey, J. J. John as Marric Creasey, John Creasey as J. J. Marric, John aka Marric Creasey, J J, John Creasy as Anthony Morton, (Anthony Morton) John Creasely, JOHN as ANTHONY MORTON CREASEY, John Creasy ( Anthony Morton ), and Creasey J. J. Marric, John, John Creasey as Anthony Morton, John Creasey as Anthony Morton, John Creasey as Anthony Morton, John AKA Anthony Morton Creasey, JOhn Morton Anthony aka Creasey, John Creasey writing as J.J. Marric, William Vivian Butler as J.J. Marric, writing as J. J. Marric John Creasey, John Creasey writing as Anthony Morton, J J MARRIC JOHN CREASEY AS LESLIE CHARTERIS ASHE, John Title Gideon's mo J. J. Author Creasey Maric, Very clean Marric J J (John Creasey); very good-fine condition
Also includes: Charles Hogarth (2), Richard Martin (15), Michael Halliday (1)

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John Creasey was born in Southfields, Surrey on September 17, 1908. He was educated at Fulhan Elementary School and Sloane School, both in London. From 1923 to 1935 he worked in various clerical, factory, and sales jobs while trying to establish himself as a writer. His first book was published in 1930 and first crime novel, Seven Times Seven, was published in 1932. In 1935 he became a full-time writer. He published 29 books in 1937 alone. In 1953, Creasey was a main force behind the founding of the British Crime Writers Association. He won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1962. He also was several times an unsuccessful candidate for Parliament, and in 1967 he founded the All-Party Alliance movement, urging voters to choose the best candidate regardless of party. During his lifetime, he published 562 books under 28 pseudonyms. His novel Gideon's Day was adapted into a movie in 1958, directed by John Ford. He also wrote plays, short stories, and juvenile books. He died on June 9, 1973. (Bowker Author Biography)
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aka Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J J Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York
John Creasey wrote under too many names to list here, so see this page (Click on "The Book Collection" then "Books by Author").
Note: The Baron Goes EAST & The Baron Goes FAST are similarly titled but separate entries in The Baron Series and should not be combined.

Gideon's Day 132 copies, 5 reviews
Gideon's Week 90 copies, 5 reviews
Gideon's Fire 88 copies, 5 reviews
Gideon's Ride 85 copies, 2 reviews
Gideon's Month 82 copies, 3 reviews
Gideon's Night 82 copies, 5 reviews
Gideon's Power 76 copies, 2 reviews
Gideon's Risk 75 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Lot 73 copies, 2 reviews
Gideon's Vote (Author) 72 copies, 1 review
Gideon's River 72 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Wrath 71 copies, 1 review
Gideon's March 66 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Sport 66 copies, 2 reviews
Gideon's Art 63 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Staff 61 copies, 1 review
The Masters of Bow Street 58 copies, 2 reviews
The Toff and the Deadly Parson 57 copies, 1 review
A Bundle for the Toff 56 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Fog 55 copies
Gideon's Drive 55 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Men 53 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Badge 52 copies
Death of a Postman 45 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Press 44 copies, 1 review
Inspector West Cries Wolf 40 copies, 1 review
Here Comes the Toff 38 copies, 1 review
The dissemblers 34 copies
Kill the Toff 34 copies, 2 reviews
Murder, London-New York 32 copies, 1 review
Follow the Toff 32 copies
Inspector West Alone 31 copies, 1 review
The Toff Proceeds 31 copies, 1 review
Inspector West at Home 30 copies, 1 review
The Toff in New York 29 copies, 1 review
The Blind Spot 29 copies
The Terror 28 copies
Alibi 28 copies
Introducing the Toff 28 copies, 1 review
The Toff and the Fallen Angels 28 copies, 1 review
Holiday for Inspector West 27 copies, 3 reviews
Murder, London-Australia 27 copies, 1 review
Salute the Toff 26 copies
Two for Inspector West 26 copies, 2 reviews
The Flood 26 copies
Murder, London-South Africa 26 copies, 1 review
The Depths 24 copies, 1 review
Gideon's Force 24 copies
Affair for the Baron 24 copies, 2 reviews
Meet The Baron 23 copies
Gideon's Law 22 copies
The Inferno 22 copies
The killing strike 22 copies, 1 review
Death of a Racehorse 21 copies, 2 reviews
Hide the Baron 21 copies
A Kind of Prisoner 21 copies, 1 review
A part for a policeman 20 copies, 1 review
Sport for the Baron 20 copies, 1 review
The Famine 20 copies
Death in Cold Print 20 copies, 1 review
Sport for Inspector West 20 copies, 1 review
The Death Miser (Department Z) 19 copies, 1 review
The Toff at Butlin's 18 copies, 1 review
Accuse the Toff 18 copies
The Toff on Board 18 copies, 1 review
Fool the Toff 18 copies
Traitor's Doom 18 copies
A Nest of Traitors 17 copies, 1 review
The Smog 17 copies, 1 review
The Drought 17 copies
Shadow the Baron 17 copies, 1 review
Blood Red 17 copies
Hunt the Toff 17 copies
A Six for the Toff 17 copies, 1 review
The Baron Again 16 copies
First Came a Murder 16 copies, 2 reviews
Trap the Baron 15 copies
Gideon's Way 15 copies
The Blight 15 copies, 1 review
Gideon London Omnibus (some editions) 15 copies
Gideon's Raid 14 copies
The Big Call 14 copies
Dark Harvest (some editions) 14 copies
The Insulators 14 copies, 1 review
Gideon at Work 14 copies, 1 review
Warn The Baron 13 copies
Wait for Death 13 copies
The Unbegotten 13 copies
Call the Toff 13 copies
Death By Night 13 copies
Go Away Death 13 copies
Alias the Baron 13 copies
Elope to Death 13 copies
Gideon's Fear 12 copies
Blame the Baron 12 copies
Menace 12 copies, 2 reviews
Hammer the Toff 11 copies
The Toff is Back 11 copies, 1 review
The Toff in Wax 11 copies
Panic! 11 copies, 1 review
Shadow of Doom 11 copies
Sons of Satan 11 copies
Man Who Shook the World 11 copies, 1 review
The Sleep 10 copies
The Oasis 10 copies
The croaker 10 copies
Sabotage 9 copies
Prophet of Fire 9 copies, 1 review
The withered man (some editions) 8 copies
Day of Fear 8 copies
Dead or Alive 8 copies
The Enemy Within 8 copies, 1 review
Redhead 8 copies, 2 reviews
Wicked As the Devil 7 copies, 1 review
Death in Diamonds 7 copies, 1 review
Dark Peril 7 copies
Kill My Love 6 copies
'Ware Danger 6 copies
Secret Errand (some editions) 6 copies
Dark Mystery 6 copies
Gideon's Press / Inspector West at Home (Author; Author) 5 copies
Death Out of Darkness (some editions) 5 copies
Men, Maids and Murder 5 copies, 1 review
Runaway 5 copies
I Am the Withered Man (some editions) 5 copies
To Kill a Killer 5 copies, 1 review
Terror by Day 4 copies
Take a body 4 copies
Murder Ahead 3 copies
Sunny Ducrow 3 copies
Look at Murder (some editions) 3 copies
The Whirlwind 3 copies
Blood diamond 2 copies
Smukke lig 2 copies
Hate to Kill 2 copies
Danger Woman 2 copies
Promise of Diamonds 1 copy, 1 review
Hellstorm 1 copy, 1 review
Les croque 1 copy
The Long Arm of the Law (Contributor) 60 copies, 6 reviews
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (Contributor) 54 copies, 1 review
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Let's Kill Uncle Lionel (some editions) 13 copies
Run away to murder (some editions) 9 copies
Mystery Motive (Author, some editions) 8 copies
Murder Came Late (some editions) 7 copies, 1 review
The Gallows Are Waiting (some editions) 6 copies
Evening Standard Detective Book (Contributor) 5 copies
Three Days' Terror (some editions) 5 copies
So soon to die (some editions) 5 copies
Close the Door on Murder (some editions) 5 copies
Find the Body (some editions) 4 copies
Sight of Death (some editions) 4 copies
Seeds of murder (some editions) 4 copies
The Girl with the Leopard-Skin Bag (some editions) 4 copies
Come Here and Die (some editions) 4 copies
Death to My Killer (some editions) 4 copies
The man I didn't kill john creasey revised 1972 (some editions; some editions) 4 copies
Circle of Justice (some editions) 3 copies
To Kill or Die (some editions) 3 copies
Planned Departures (Contributor) 3 copies
No Escape From Murder (some editions; some editions) 2 copies
Gideon of Scotland Yard [1958 film] (Original book) 2 copies
Hide and Kill (some editions) 2 copies
Best Crime Stories 2 (Contributor) 1 copy
The Crime Syndicate (some editions) 1 copy
Did It Happen? (Contributor) 1 copy
The Greyvale school mystery (some editions) 1 copy
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Short biography
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 28 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.
Disambiguation notice
aka Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J J Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York
John Creasey wrote under too many names to list here, so see this page (Click on "The Book Collection" then "Books by Author").
Note: The Baron Goes EAST & The Baron Goes FAST are similarly titled but separate entries in The Baron Series and should not be combined.

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