John Creasey

John Creasey MBE (17 September 1908 – 9 June 1973)[1] was an English crime writer, also writing science fiction, romance and western novels, who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.

John Creasey

Born17 September 1908
Southfields, London Borough of Wandsworth, England
Died9 June 1973(1973-06-09) (aged 64)
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Pen name
  • Gordon Ashe
  • Margaret Cooke (M.E. Cooke)
  • Henry St. John Cooper
  • Credo
  • Norman Deane
  • Elise Fecamps
  • Robert Caine Frazer
  • Patrick Gill
  • Michael Halliday
  • Charles Hogarth
  • Brian Hope
  • Colin Hughes
  • Kyle Hunt
  • Abel Mann
  • Peter Manton
  • J.J. Marric
  • James Marsden
  • Richard Martin
  • Rodney Mattheson
  • Anthony Morton
  • Ken Ranger
  • William K. Reilly
  • Martin Richard
  • Tex Riley
  • Henry St. John
  • Jimmy Wilde
  • Jeremy York
OccupationWriter
NationalityEnglish
GenreCrime fiction, Science fiction, Westerns, Romantic novels
Notable worksThe Toff series
George Gideon series (as J.J. Marric)
Inspector Roger West series
The Baron series (as Anthony Morton)
Doctor Emmanuel Cellini series
Dr. Palfrey series

He created several characters who are now famous, such as The Toff (The Honourable Richard Rollison), Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron (John Mannering), Doctor Emmanuel Cellini and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey. The most popular of these was Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for the television series Gideon's Way and for the John Ford movie Gideon's Day (1958). The Baron character was also made into a 1960s TV series starring Steve Forrest as The Baron.[2]


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