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A Clutch of Coppers

A Clutch of Coppers

by John Creasey

Publisher John Long


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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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About the book

The policemen descended upon London. The Crime Haters were meeting, with Deputy Assistant Commissioner Patrick Dawlish in the chair. But when there's a clutch of coppers, they're sitting birds for trouble. And trouble came, in the shape of murder and kidnapping. Only Patrick Dawlish could decide whether to take the gamble which might find the criminals and save the kidnapped girl.

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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

    Fine first edition, with slight lean to spine. Small stain to top of page block, and some yellowing to page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some wear to corners and a small tear to front cover. Some discoloration to white surfaces.

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