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John Creasey

    AKA Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Margaret Lisle, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J.J. Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York, Henry St. John Cooper and Margaret Cooke.

John Creasey (September 17, 1908 - June 9, 1973) was born in Southfields, Surrey, England and died in New Hall, Bodenham, Salisbury Wiltshire, England. He was the seventh of nine children in a working class home. He became an English author of crime thrillers, published in excess of 600 books under 20+ different pseudonyms. He invented many famous characters who would appear in a whole series of novels. Probably the most famous of these is Gideon of Scotland Yard, the basis for the television program Gideon's Way but others include Department Z, Dr. Palfrey, The Toff, Inspector Roger West, and The Baron (which was also made into a television series). In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Gideon's Fire, written under the pen name J. J. Marric. And in 1969 he was given the MWA's highest honor, the Grand Master Award.

Bibliography

Bibliography from ISFDB

Fetched: Fritz (talk) 13:32, 8 July 2018 (CDT)

Fiction Series

   Department Z
       15 The Island of Peril (1940)
       22 The Peril Ahead (1964) 
   Dr. Palfrey
       1 Traitors' Doom (1942) [non-genre]
       3 The Legion of The Lost (1943)
       9 Dark Harvest (1947)
       10 Sons of Satan (1947)
       11 The Wings of Peace (1948)
       12 The Dawn of Darkness (1949)
       13 The League of Light (1949)
       14 The Man Who Shook the World (1950)
       15 The Prophet of Fire (1951)
       16 The Children of Hate (1952) also appeared as:
           Variant: The Children of Despair (1958)
           Variant: The Killers of Innocence (1971) 
       17 The Touch of Death (1954) also appeared as:
           Translation: La montagna degli orrori [Italian] (1978) 
           Serializations:
           Translation: La montagna degli orrori (Complete Novel) [Italian] (1961) 
       18 The Mists of Fear (1955)
       19 The Flood (1956) also appeared as:
           Translation: Il diluvio [Italian] (1978) 
           Serializations:
           Translation: Il diluvio (Complete Novel) [Italian] (1963) 
       20 The Plague of Silence (1958)
       21 The Drought (1959) also appeared as:
           Variant: Dry Spell (1967) 
       22 The Terror: The Return of Dr. Palfrey (1962) also appeared as:
           Variant: The Terror (1968)
           Translation: Terrore su Londra [Italian] (1978) 
           Serializations:
           Translation: Terrore su Londra (Complete Novel) [Italian] (1963) 
       23 The Depths (1963)
       24 The Sleep (1964)
       25 The Inferno (1965)
       26 The Famine (1967)
       27 The Blight (1968)
       28 The Oasis (1969)
       29 The Smog (1970)
       30 The Unbegotten (1971)
       31 The Insulators (1972)
       32 The Voiceless Ones (1973)
       33 The Thunder-Maker (1976)
       34 The Whirlwind (1979) 

Novels

   Seven Times Seven (1932) 

Omnibus

   Millemondiestate 1978: Tre romanzi completi di John Creasey [Italian] (1978) [O] 

Short Fiction

   Young Jackson's Discovery (1937)
   Gideon and the Chestnut Vendor (1971) [only as by J. J. Marric]
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