George Gideon

Superintendent/Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard is a fictional policeman who appeared in 26 police procedural novels, 21 of which were written by John Creasey under the pseudonym J.J. Marric, and published between 1955 and 1976.[1] Portraying Gideon as a master balancing the management of cases and the workings of law enforcement, it has been considered his "most famous police procedural series".[2] After Creasey's death, the series was continued in five further novels by William Vivian Butler.

George Gideon
Jack Hawkins in the film Gideon's Day; John Gregson in the TV series Gideon's Way
First appearanceGideon's Day
Last appearanceGideon's Fear
Created byJohn Creasey (as J.J. Marric)
Portrayed byJack Hawkins (film)
John Gregson (television)
In-universe information
GenderMale
OccupationPolice detective
SpouseKate Gideon
ChildrenTom Gideon (son)
Prudence Gideon (daughter)
Priscilla Gideon (daughter)
Matthew Gideon (son)
Penelope Hobbs (daughter)
Malcolm Gideon (son)
RelativesGeorge Hobbs (grandson)
NationalityBritish

Anthony Boucher of the New York Times Book Review considered the first of the books, Gideon's Day (1955), to be author's best book. H. R. F. Keating, reviewer for the London Times picked Gideon's Week (1956) as one of the "100 Best Crime and Mystery Books" (1845-1986). Gideon's Fire (1962) won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.[1]


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