The merry month of May seemed to be starting quietly enough for Inspector Gideon But no sooner had he begun to relax in the sunny weather than things started happening all over all over city
Gideon s Month The merry month of May seemed to be starting quietly enough for Inspector Gideon But no sooner had he begun to relax in the sunny weather than things started happening all over all over city
I read my first Inspector Gideon mystery, Gideon s Day, 5 or 6 years ago And while I ve accumulated 3 or 4 books in the series, I ve kind of avoided getting back to them My loss really Gideon s Month, by J.J Marric, aka John Creasey, is the 4th book in the series We find Gideon now the Commander of Scotland Yard s Criminal Investigation Division, spending the month running the CID all over London, working various cases, moving and manipulating his personnel like chess pieces to try and get a ho [...]
It is the merry month of May and the Yard has quite a bit on its plate There is the death of a major underworld figure who was planning to emigrate to Australia and a rash of minor crimes involving young children These are the main cases but there are also a number of others including a man who may have murdered his wife and one who is definitely planning to Add in a missing girl and a woman who kills the men she is looking after when she has finally finished stealing from them and you have quit [...]
As the title indicates Gideon s Month by J J Marric aka John Creasey covers a month s work of work for Commander George Gideon s and the policemen who with and for him The month s caseload includes everything from a housekeeper who knocks off elderly men faster than the sisters in Arsenic Old Lace to a pickpocket school that trains children of 6 8 years of age to lift billfolds with all the dexterity of a horde of young Houdinis There are young women with new husbands plotting their demise, a mi [...]
Marric, J J GIDEON S MONTH 1958 This novel by Marric was so bad that I couldn t force myself to finish it The author apparently cobbled together a series of cases happening simultaneously in London under the supervision of Commander George Gideon and tried to tie them together to make a coherent story It didn t work It didn t even come close Normally you can expect some light fluffy detective work in this series, but none appears here Gideon simply goes around flitting from case to case, doing n [...]
It s easy to say this is just another in a long series of mysteries with Gideon as the protagonist But that facile description would not do them justice at all And after all, justice is what Gideon is after Each work is a gem unto itself and I am relishing them all in the order in which they were written by the extremely prolilfic J.J Marric Chief Superintendent Gideon of Scotland Yard juggles several cases during the month in question Marric spins the tales, telling us just as much as we need t [...]
The focus in this installment is on families Commander Gideon is convinced there is a school for training child pickpockets, but Scotland Yard can t find it We follow the suspenseful story of one of the boys In addition there is than one ill fated wife they just weren t careful of the men who swept them off their feet And a crime lord who has frustrated Gideon for years ends up murdered before Gideon can latch onto him.
Not a mystery fan, but I am a fan of this book and the Gideon series written by John Creasey under the Marric name Many have claimed these to be the best of the police procedural books Don t know, but they are the only procedural series I have tried that I respect Creasey was slow bringing in characterization, but once he did he was off and running It ain t great literature, but it is a great mystery novel.
Have enjoyed others in the series , but I can still sit down and enjoy a Gideon book
creasey s gideon
An enjoyable book.