John Creasey Books In Order

Publication Order of Department Z Books

The Death Miser (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redhead (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Came a Murder (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death 'round the Corner (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mark of the Crescent (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder in Europe (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
he Terror Trap (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carriers of Death (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Days of Danger (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Stands By (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Menace! (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Must Wait (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Panic! (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Night (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Island of Peril (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabotage (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Go Away Death (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day of Disaster (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prepare for Action (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Darker Crime (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Peril (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peril Ahead (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The League of Dark Men (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Department of Death (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Enemy Within (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead or Alive (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kind of Prisoner (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Spiders (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Toff Books

Introducing the Toff (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Steps Out (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here Comes the Toff (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Breaks In (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Salute the Toff (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Proceeds (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Goes to Market (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Is Back (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Among Millions (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accuse the Toff (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Curate aka The Toff and the Deadly Parson (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Great Illusion (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Feathers for the Toff (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Lady (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff on Ice aka Poison for The Toff (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hammer the Toff (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff in Town (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Takes Shares (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and Old Harry (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff on Board (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool the Toff (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill the Toff (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Knife for the Toff (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Goes Gay aka A Mask for the Toff (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunt the Toff (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Call the Toff (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff Down Under aka Break the Toff (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Out of the Past (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff at Butlin's (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff at the Fair aka Last Laugh For The Toff (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Six for the Toff aka A Score for the Toff (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Deep Blue Sea (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make-Up for the Toff aka Kiss the Toff (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff in New York (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model for the Toff (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff on Fire (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Stolen Tresses (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff on the Farm aka Terror for the Toff (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double for the Toff (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Doll for the Toff (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Runaway Bride (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Rocket for the Toff (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Kidnapped Child (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Follow the Toff (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Teds aka The Toff and the Toughs (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave It to the Toff (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Spider (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff in Wax (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bundle for the Toff (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stars for the Toff (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Golden Boy (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Fallen Angels (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vote for the Toff (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Trip-Trip-Triplets (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Terrified Taxman (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Sleepy Cowboy (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Crooked Copper (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toff and the Dead Man's Finger (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dr Palfrey Books

Traitor's Doom (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legion of the Lost (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of Fear aka The Perilous Country (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Quest (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Rising Sun (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hounds of Vengeance (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of Doom (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of the Bears (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Harvest (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wings of Peace (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sons of Satan (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dawn of Darkness (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The League of Light (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Shook the World (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prophet of Fire (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Hate aka The Killers of Innocence (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Touch of Death (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mists of Fear (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flood (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plague of Silence (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drought aka Dry Spell (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terror (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Depths (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleep (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inferno (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Famine (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blight (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oasis (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smog (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unbegotten (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Insulators (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Voiceless Ones (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thunder-Maker (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whirlwind (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Inspector West Books

Inspector West Takes Charge (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Leaves Town aka Go Away to Murder (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West at Home (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Regrets (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holiday for Inspector West (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle for Inspector West (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triumph for Inspector West aka The Case Against Paul Raeburn (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Kicks Off aka Sport for Inspector West (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Alone (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Cries Wolf aka The Creepers (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Case for Inspector West aka The Figure in the Dusk (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puzzle for Inspector West aka The Dissemblers (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West at Bay aka The Blind Spot (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gun for Inspector West aka Give a Man a Gun (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Send Inspector West aka Send Superintendent West (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Beauty for Inspector West aka The Beauty Queen Killer (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector West Makes Haste aka The Gelignite Gang (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two for Inspector West aka Murder: One, Two, Three (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parcels for Inspector West aka Death of a Postman (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prince for Inspector West aka Death of a Assassin (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Accident for Inspector West aka Hit and Run (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Find Inspector West aka The Trouble at Saxby's (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, London - New York (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike for Death aka The Killing Strike (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Racehorse (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Innocent Victims (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the Line (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Cold Print (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scene of the Crime (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Policeman's Dread (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hang the Little Man (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look Three Ways at Murder (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, London - Australia (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, London - South Africa (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Executioners (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Young to Burn (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, London - Miami (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Part for a Policeman (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alibi aka Alibi for Inspector West (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Splinter of Glass (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Theft of Magna Carta (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Extortioners (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sharp Rise in Crime (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mark Kilby Series (as by Robert Caine Frazer) Books

R.I.S.C. aka Mark Kilby Solves a Murder (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Syndicate aka Mark Kilby and the Secret Syndicate (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miami Mob aka Mark Kilby and the Miami Mob (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollywood Hoax (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark Kilby Takes a Risk (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark Kilby Stands Alone aka Mark Kilby and the Manhattan Murders (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Seven Times Seven (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men, Maids and Murder (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Shadow (as by Rodney Mattheson) (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fighting Footballers (as by Patrick Gill) (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Laughing Lightweight (as by Patrick Gill) (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 10,000 Trophy Race (as by Patrick Gill) (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Battle for the Cup (as by Patrick Gill) (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fighting Tramp (as by Patrick Gill) (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Centre-Forward (as by Patrick Gill) (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Super-Charger (as by Patrick Gill) (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Largo Island (as by Charles Hogarth) (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keys to Crime (as by Richard Martin) (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vote to Murder (as by Richard Martin) (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adrian and Jonathan (as by Richard Martin) (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Once, Kill Twice (as by Kyle Hunt) (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Despair (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill a Wicked Man (as by Kyle Hunt) (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill My Love (as by Kyle Hunt) (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mountain of the Blind (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Kill a Killer (as by Kyle Hunt) (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Foothills of Fear (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Woman (as by Abel Mann) (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masters of Bow Street (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

John Creasey was one of the highly popular authors from The United Kingdom who has written some of the very successful books based on the mystery, thriller, crime fiction, science fiction, short stories, and fantasy genres. He is believed to have written more than 600 novels in his writing career under 28 different pen names. Some of the characters that author Creasey has developed are quite popular these days. Some of these famous characters include The Toff, Inspector Roger West, Commander George Gideon, Doctor Emmanuel Cellini, Doctor Stanislaus Palfrey, as well as a few others. The most famous and successful among these characters is commander Gideon from the Scotland Yard. He was later used as the basis for adapting a television series called Gideon’s Way. The character was also used in a film made by John Ford, known as Gideon of the Scotland Yard in the year 1958. One of the other characters developed by author Creasey that was later made into a television series during the 1960s is Baron and the TV series was called as The Baron, featuring actor Steve Forrest in the lead role. Author John Creasey was born on September 17, 1908, in Southfields, Surrey, The United Kingdom. He belonged to a middle class working family. Creasey was the 7th child among the 9 children born to his parents Joseph and Ruth Creasey. His father, Joseph Creasy, used to work as coach maker and used to provide livelihood for the family.

Author Creasey went on to complete his schooling first from the Fulham Elementary School and then from the Sloane School, both of which were located in London. Between the years 1923 and 1935, author Creasey worked for a number of jobs related to clerical, sales, and factories. All the while, he was busy developing his writing skills and establishing himself as a noteworthy writer. Initially, he had to face a number of rejections. Eventually, he went on to publish his first book in the year 1930. The first crime fiction novel written by author Creasey was published by Melrose in the year 1932. This book depicted the story of a criminal gang. From the year 1935 onwards, author Creasey began writing as a full time writer. He became efficient in his writing skills in the following years that he was able to publish as many as 29 books in the year 1937 alone. He had become such a phenomenal and a fast writer at that time that he believed he will be able to write a complete book even if he gets locked in a glass box. Author Creasey created one of his popular characters named The Toff in the year 1938. He introduced this character in the book titled ‘Introducing the Toff’. The character was then featured by him in 59 more books between the years 1938 and 1978, making the novel series one of the longest running ones at that time. Creasey had described The Toff or The Honorable Richard Rollison in the form of an amateur sleuth and an aristocrat.

The character of Dr. Stanislaus Palfrey was developed by author Creasey during World War II. He described him as a secret agent working for a secret intelligence agency in England. The book series featuring Dr Palfrey comprised of a total of 34 novels between the years 1942 and 1979. In the year 1962, author Creasey received an Edgar Award in the category of the Best Novel for his book titled Gideon’s Fire. This was followed by a Grand Master Award in the year 1969. Author Creasey had an equal number of publishers as his pen names, however, his most enduring collaborations were mostly with Hodder and Stoughton and John Long in The United Kingdom. He died on June 9, 1973, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. After his death, his family transferred all his legal rights and copyrights to the Owatonna Media. This entertainment company further sold the copyrights to the Coolabi PLC in the year 2009. However, it retained with itself a master license in audio and radio rights, which are licensed commercially in The United Kingdom as well as abroad. Author Creasey’s son, Richard Creasey, continued his legacy as he also went on to become an established author. Some of the techno-thriller books written by him are popular like many of his father’s novels.

One of the well known novel series written by author John Creasey was known as the Patrick Dawlish series. This thriller series consists of 50 novels in total published between the 1939 and 1977. All the novels in this series feature Patrick Dawlish as an agent who first works for the British Intelligence and then in the Scotland Yard. One of the initial books published in this series was titled as ‘Ware Danger’. This book was released by the Corgi publishing house in the year 1941. The main characters described by author Creasey in the book other than Patrick Dawlish include Julia Danaway and a few others. At the beginning of the book, it is shown that Patrick Dawlish is urgently summoned to The Clarion Hotel located in London. Due to this, he gets snatched from his wartime posting. Patrick is subsequently thrown along with a couple of his old army friends and the mysterious and beautiful woman named Julia Danaway. Julia appears to be interested a lot in the three army officers. Soon, Julia encounters a murderous attack on the King’s Cross Station by an electric trolley. This incident is witnessed by Patrick Dawlish and his two army friends. After this, he starts wondering whether it was just a chance to meet in a crowded train. He begins to dig deep into the attack on Julia and tries to catch the one who tried to kill her.

One of the other early books written by author John Creasey in the Patrick Dawlish series was released under the title ‘Death on the Move’. This book was published in the year 1945 by the Corgi publishers. At the start of the book, it is shown that Patrick Dawlish is asked to take over a case after a second dead body is discovered in the city. A couple of months earlier, a lady was found strangled to death after a dance show. The investigators had discovered a strange design that was newly tattooed on her body. The investigating officer, Superintendent Bill Trivett, soon caught the murderer and arrested him. He turned out to be the dance partner of the lady, who was immediately put behind the bars. But, when the second murder takes place at the same place, Patrick Dawlish discovers the same tattoo on the dead body of the new victim. This forces him to believe that the man whom Bill Trivett had arrested as the killer in the first murder might not be the actual killer. Immediately, he launches his investigation to catch the real killer and make him pay for his crimes.

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