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This is the 1973 Pan Books paperback reprint, 190pp, ISBN 0330022962 of John Creasey's 'The Case of the Innocent Victims', A Roger West Adventure. It was first published in Great Britain in 1970 by Hodder and Stoughton. Storyline: Baby Killer at Large. Was it the work of a psychopath? - or a hate-obsessed vendetta against the employees of Maddison Brothers, carpet importers? Could Cartwright, the TA commando know more than he admitted? Where was Corissey the hunchback with arms like steel? And what had happened to Helen Osborn the blonde bombshell who probably asked for whatever she got? Superintendent Roger West found more in carpets than met the eye when he investigated murder at its horrifying worst...
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Born in Surrey, England, into a poor family as seventh of nine children, John Creasey attended a primary school in Fulham, London, followed by The Sloane School. He did not follow his father as a coach maker, but pursued various low-level careers as a clerk, in factories, and sales. His ambition was to write full time and by 1935 he achieved this, some three years after the appearance of his first crime novel Seven Times Seven . From the outset, he was an astonishingly prolific and fast writer, and it was not unusual for him to have a score, or more, novels published in any one year. Because of this, he ended up using twenty eight pseudonyms, both male and female, once explaining that booksellers otherwise complained about him totally dominating the C section in bookstores. They included: 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, JJ Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton and Jeremy York. As well as crime, he wrote westerns, fantasy, historical fiction and standalone novels in many other genres. It is for crime, though, that he is best known, particularly the various detective series, including Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Baron, The Toff, and Inspector Roger West, although his other characters and series should not be dismissed as secondary, as the likes of Department Z and Dr. Palfrey have considerable followings amongst readers, as do many of the one off titles, such as the historical novel Masters of Bow Street about the founding of the modern police force. With over five hundred books to his credit and worldwide sales approaching one hundred million, and translations into over twenty-five languages, Creasey grew to be an international sensation. He travelled widely, promoting his books in places as far apart as Russia and Australia, and virtually commuted between the UK and USA, visiting in all some forty seven states. As if this were not enough, he also stood for Parliament several times as a Liberal in the 1940 s and 50 s, and an Independent throughout the 1960 s. In 1966, he founded the All Party Alliance, which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum, and was also involved with the National Savings movement; United Europe; various road safety campaigns, and famine relief. In 1953 Creasey founded the British Crime Writers Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. He won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his novel Gideon s Fire and in 1969 was given the ultimate Grand Master Award. There have been many TV and big screen adaptations of his work, including major series centred upon Gideon, The Baron, Roger West and others. His stories are as compelling today as ever, with one of the major factors in his success being the ability to portray characters as living his undoubted talent being to understand and observe accurately human behaviour. John Creasey died at Salisbury, Wiltshire in 1973. 'He leads a field in which Agatha Christie is also a runner.' - Sunday Times."
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR000870731
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001084739
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003962661
Book Description Pan Books Ltd, London, 1969. Soft cover. Condition: Good. First Thus. First paperback reprint of 1960 Hodder and Stoughton first edition. Forward leaning. Some handling wear with light creases on cover and spine. Former price written on the covers. Featuring Roger West. Seller Inventory # 050509
Book Description Macmillan, 1972. Paperback. Condition: Good. Photo cover. Roger West adventure. Some bottom pg edge marks. Seller Inventory # mon0000001294
Book Description Pan Books 1969 Paperback, 1969. Condition: Fair. 190 pages. Seller Inventory # 1164553
Book Description Pan Books Ltd, London. Condition: Very good. 1972, 2nd printing, unabridged. A very good reading copy, cleaned covers (as are all our books with coated covers), sturdy binding. Shelf-wear to edges/corners with a few creases in the covers. 190 pages. Seller Inventory # 9808
Book Description Pan Books Limited, London, England, 1972. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Applicable. Reprint. Paperback, reprint, 104gms, 190 pages. Featuring Superintendent Roger West. Book is in fair condition with moderate general age-related wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a small stamp from a previous bookseller on the inside front page and moderate creasing and scuffing to the wraps, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # CRIFIC1321