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A Bundle for the Toff

A Bundle for the Toff

by John Creasey

Publisher Jonathan Cape

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The bundle in question is a newborn baby left on the threshold of Richard Rollison's flat. Could the Toff be its father? More importantly, who is the mother and why, within hours, do the press and the police show great interest in the child?

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About the Author

John Creasey

John Creasey was an English crime writer, who also wrote romance and western novels, and in total, wrote more than six hundred novels.

He created several characters who are now famous, such as The Toff (The Honourable Richard Rollison), Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron (John Mannering), Doctor Emmanuel Cellini 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's Day. The Baron character was also made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest as The Baron.

In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), for Gideon's Fire, written under the pseudonym J. J. Marric. In 1969 he received the MWA's greatest honour, the Grand Master Award. He served one term as president of the organization in 1966, one of only three non-American writers to be so honoured.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition, with slight bump to bottom back board. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small grey stain to the front cover. The light areas of the jacket are slightly discolored due to age.

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