John Creasey ( of Gideons Day)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 Gideons 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 Gideons Fire, written under the pen name J. J. Marric. And in 1969 he was given the MWAs highest honor, the Grand Master Award.
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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 novels in his writing career under 28 different pen names. Some of the characters that author Creasey has developed are quite popular these days. The most famous and successful among these characters is commander Gideon from the Scotland Yard. The character was also used in a film made by John Ford, known as Gideon of the Scotland Yard in the year One of the other characters developed by author Creasey that was later made into a television series during the s is Baron and the TV series was called as The Baron, featuring actor Steve Forrest in the lead role.
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John Creasey was born in Southfields, Surrey to a working class family. He was the seventh of nine children. He was educated in London and from to he worked as various clerical jobs and sales jobs whilst trying to establish himself as a writer.
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