Gideon's Fire

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Overview

Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard has to deal successively with news of a mass murderer, a depraved maniac, and the deaths of a family in an arson attack on an old building south of the river. This leaves little time for the crisis developing at home.
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Overview

Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard has to deal successively with news of a mass murderer, a depraved maniac, and the deaths of a family in an arson attack on an old building south of the river. This leaves little time for the crisis developing at home.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Exciting, convincing, and definitely one of those you-can't-put-it-down books.
Sunday Times
'The Gideon Books are splendid.'
She
Solidly interesting, with masses of action.
Books of the Month
'Marric keeps his plots going and tightens them up, with the expertise of a juggler. His method is strictly documentary. But the understanding and emphasis on routine effectively build up the drama. He depicts the enormous job of the Yard with realism and knowledge.'
Birmingham Mail
Fascinating.
Books and Bookmen
Commander Gideon is now so firmly established that it is hard to realise that he does not really exist. He and his aides, his family, his friends, have developed a solidarity, a presence, that makes rather sad the realisation that they are only fictional.
From the Publisher
Gideon of Scotland Yard emerges as one of the most real working detectives in modern fiction ... a sympathetic and believable professional policeman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780755114047
  • Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Series: Gideon of Scotland Yard Series , #7
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.21 (w) x 0.32 (h) x 0.02 (d)

Meet the Author

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 ten 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 Writers of America, latterly as Grand Master.

He also found time to found the Crime Writers Association and become heavily involved in British politics - standing for Parliament and founding a movement based on finding the best professionals in each sphere to run things.

'He leads a field in which Agatha Christie is also a runner.' - Sunday Times.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Really Fun Read

    The Inspector Gideon series by JJ Marric (aka John Creasy)is a really fun read; it's an old-fashioned British "police procedural" - totally different than PD James but just as fun.

    I'm working my way thru the series. I find it's much better than Creasey's other police procedural, the Inspector West series. The Gideon character is well voiced and engrossing.

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