A pattern is developing – murder committed by a man who stops cars being driven by prosperous businessmen – and Roger (‘Handsome’) West of Scotland Yard must solve the case. Muriel Arlen waits for husband Wilfred, but when the key turns in the door it is a masked stranger that enters the house and knocks her out with the butt of a gun. West has problems in getting to the truth as people he is trying to protect lie, and his assistant falls in love with a witness. Meanwhile, the murderer is at large ...
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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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