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First printing. Wrappers a bit rubbed, ink note on title page. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Creasey (17 September 1908 – 9 June 1973) was an English crime and science fiction writer. He published more than 600 novels by 28 different pseudonyms, including Patrick Dawlish, Anthony Morton, Michael Halliday, Kyle Hunt, J.J. Marric, Jeremy York, Richard Martin, Peter Manton, Norman Deane, Gordon Ashe, and others, including Westerns under the names of Tex Riley, William K. Reilly and Ken Ranger, and Romantic novels by the name of Margaret Cooke. He created several characters which are now famous, such as The Toff, Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron, and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon's Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958), also known by its British title Gideon's Day.