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Accident for Inspector West

Accident for Inspector West

by John Creasey

Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

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About the book

Two routine car accidents raise little suspicion, but then a third appears to be attempted murder. When a fourth occurs it is time to involve Inspector Roger Handsome West of Scotland Yard, its most diligent and down to earth detective. A ruthless killer is on the loose, but why use this method and what do the victims have in common? Mrs. Bray, for instance, had just been crossing the road quite randomly, holding her childs hand as she realised she was going to die.

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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. Anthony Lejeune's copy - includes letter sent to him with the book. In a fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to corners.

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