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John Creasey (J.J. Marric) - Gideon and the Young Toughs and Other Stories

One of Creasey most beloved series included Chief Inspector George Gideon of Scotland Yard, written under the J.J. Marric pen name. The Gideon series was also the most lauded.

Anthony Boucher called Gideon’s Day, Creasey’s best work. H.F.R. Keating included Gideon’s Week in his 100 Best Crime and Mystery Books. Mystery Writers of America awarded Creasey the Edgar for Best Novel for Gideon’s Fire. Gideon’s Day was dramatized into a film in the late 1950s, and the books became a television series in the early 1960s.

Beyond the twenty-one novels, Creasey (as Marric) wrote a series of short stories featuring the Chief Inspector. These appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine nearly 50 years ago, and this marks the first time that all of these works have been compiled into a book.

Introduction by Martin Edwards and Afterword by Richard Creasey.

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