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John Creasey Bibliography

UK First Edition Books

Here we go! We've put it off for long enough. John Creasey and his known pseudonyms
There are more books than this, some juvenile, some retitled and revised, others simply not known
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Other Pseudonyms
Gordon Ashe
Margaret Cooke
ME Cooke
Henry St John Cooper
Norman Deane
Robert Caine Frazer
Patrick Gill
Michael Halliday
Kyle Hunt
Peter Manton
JJ Marric
Anthony Morton
William K Reilly
Tex Riley
Jeremy York
Title   Date Issue Points - Notes
Seven Times Seven Melrose 1932 Jan 32. DW 7/6
Men, Maids, and Murder As Above 1933 May 33. DW 7/6
Redhead Hurst 1933 ECB lists on 2/6 cheap edition, Jan 37
The Death Miser Melrose 1933 DW 7/6. Actual release Oct 32
First Came a Murder As Above 1934 ECB lists on 2/6 cheap edition, Jan 37
Death round the Corner As Above 1935 May 35. DW 7/6
The Mark of the Crescent As Above 1935 Oct 35. DW 7/6
The Dark Shadow Fiction House 1935 as Rodney Mattheson. ND. Not in ECB
Thunder in Europe Melrose 1936 March 36. Dust jacket 7/6
The Terror Trap Melrose 1936 Sept 36. DW 7/6
The House of Ferrars Melrose 1936 as Rodney Mattheson. ND. Not in ECB
Carriers of Death Melrose 1937 March 37. DW 7/6
The Case of the Murdered Financier Amalgamated 1937 Not in the ECB
Days of Danger Melrose 1937 Sept 37. DW 7/6
Four Motives for Murder Newnes 1938 as Brian Hope. Not in ECB
Death Stands By Long 1938 Feb 38. DW 7/6
Introducing the Toff Long 1938 June 38. DW 3/6
Menace! Long 1938 Sept 38. DW 7/6
The Great Air Swindle Amalgamated 1939 Not listed in the ECB
The Toff Steps Out Long 1939 Jan 39. DW 7/6
Murder Must Wait Melrose 1939 Mar 39. DW 7/6
The Toff Goes On Long 1939 Aug 39. DW 7/6
Panic! Long 1939 Oct 39. DW 7/6
Triple Murder Newnes 1940 as Colin Hughes. Not in ECB
The Toff Breaks In Long 1940 Feb 40. DW 4/
First Came a Murder Ditto 1943 Mar 40. 7d
Death by Night Long 1940 Mar 40. DW 7/6
Here Comes the Toff Long 1940 Aug 40. DW 7/6
The Island of Peril Long 1940 Nov 40. DW 8/6
The Man from Fleet Street Amalgamated 1940 Not in ECB
Salute the Toff! Long 1941 Feb 41. DW 7/6
Sabotage Ditto 1941 Apr 41. DW 7/6
Go Away Death Ditto 1941 Not in ECB
The Toff Proceeds Long 1941 Oct 41. DW 7/6
The Case of the Mad Inventor Amalgamated 1942 Not in the ECB
The Day of Disaster Long 1942 Mar 42. DW 8/6
Inspector West Takes Charge Paul 1942 Not in ECB
The Toff Goes to Market Long 1942 Aug 42. DW 6/
The Toff Is Back Long 1942 Aug 42. DW 7/6
Prepare for Action Paul 1942 Dec 42. DW 8/6
Traitors' Doom Long 1942 Nov 42. DW 9/-
Accuse the Toff Ditto 1943 Feb 43. DW 6/
Death By Night Ditto 1943 Mar 43. DW 5/
The Valley of Fear Ditto 1943 May 43. DW 9/
Inspector West Leaves Town Paul 1943 June 43. DW 8/6
The Toff Among the Millions Long 1943 Sept 43. DW 7/6
No Darker Crime Paul 1943 Oct 43. DW 8/6
The Legion of the Lost Long 1943 Nov 43. DW 9/
Private Carter's Crime Amalgamated 1943 Not in ECB
The Toff and the Great Illusion Ditto 1944 Mar 44. DW 7/6
Inspector West at Home Ditto 1944 May 44. DW 8/6
Dangerous Quest Long 1944 July 44. DW 9/6
Dark Peril Paul 1944 Sept 44. DW 8/6
The Toff and the Curate Long 1944 Sept 44. DW 7/6
Murder on Largo Island Blount 1944 as Charles Hogarth. Dec 44. DW 9/6
The Hounds of Vengeance Ditto 1945 Mar 45. DW 9/6
Feathers for the Toff Long 1945 Mar 45. DW 7/6
Inspector West Regrets Paul 1945 May 45. DW 8/6
Death in the Rising Sun Ditto 1945 Oct 45. DW 9/6
Shadow of Doom John Long Jan 1946 Dustwrapper 10/6
The Toff and the Lady Ditto Feb 1946 Dustwrapper 8/6
The Peril Ahead Ditto June 1946 Dust jacket 9/6
The Toff on Ice Ditto Aug 1946 Black cloth, white titles. DW 8/6
Holiday for Inspector West Stanley Paul Nov 1946 Not dated. Dust jacket 9/6
The House of the Bears Ditto 1946 Dj 10/6. Released Jan 47
Keys to Crime Earl Feb 1947 as Richard Martin
Dustwrapper 8/6
The League of Dark Men Paul Apr 1947 Dustwrapper 9/6
Dark Harvest Ditto Sept 1947 Dustwrapper 10/6
Hammer the Toff. Ditto 1947 Not in the English Catalogue of Books
Vote for Murder Earl 1947 as Richard Martin
May 48. Dustwrapper 8/6
Sons of Satan Long Jan 1948 Dustwrapper 10/6
Battle for Inspector West Paul 1948 Not in the English Catalogue of Books
The Toff Takes Shares Ditto Mar 1948 ND. Red cloth Black letters. DW 6s
Triumph for Inspector West Paul May 1948 Dustwrapper 9/6
The Toff in Town Long Aug 1948 Dustwrapper 6/-
The Wings of Peace Long Sept 1948 Dustwrapper 10/6
The Toff and Old Harry Long Mar 1949 Dustwrapper 7/6
Inspector West Kicks Off Paul Apr 1949 Dustwrapper 10/6
The Dawn of Darkness Long June 1949 Dustwrapper 10/6
The Toff on Board Evans Aug 1949 Dustwrapper 6/-
The Department of Death Evans Nov 1949 Dustwrapper 8/6
The League of Light Evans Nov 1949 Dustwrapper 9/6
Kill the Toff Ditto Feb 1950 Dustwrapper 6/-
Inspector West Cries Wolf Ditto Apr 1950 Dustwrapper 8/6
The Enemy Within Ditto June 1950 Dustwrapper 8/6
Fool the Toff Ditto July 1950 Dustwrapper 6/-
Inspector West Alone Ditto Sept 1950 Dustwrapper 8/6
The Man Who Shook the World Ditto Nov 1950 Dustwrapper 9/6
A Case for Inspector West. Ditto 1951  
Dead or Alive Ditto 1951  
A Knife for the Toff Ditto 1951  
The Prophet of Fire Ditto 1951  
Puzzle for Inspector Wes Ditto 1951  
The Toff Goes Gay Ditto 1951  
The Children of Hate Ditto 1952  
Inspector West at Bay Ditto 1952  
Hunt the Toff Ditto 1952  
Call the Toff. London Hodder 1953  
A Gun for Inspector West Stoughton 1953  
Send Inspector West Ditto 1953  
The Toff Down Under Ditto 1953  
A Beauty for Inspector West Ditto 1954  
A Kind of Prisoner Hodder & Stoughton 1954 Red cloth, black titles. Jacket 10/6
The Toff at Butlin's Ditto 1954  
The Toff at the Fair Ditto 1954 Dark red cloth, black titles. DW 7/3
The Touch of Death Ditto 1954  
Inspector West Makes Haste Ditto 1955  
The Mists of Fear Ditto 1955  
A Six for the Toff Ditto 1955  
The Toff and the Deep Blue Sea Ditto 1955  
Two for Inspector West. Ditto 1955  
Make-Up for the Toff Ditto 1956 Red cloth, black letters. DW 9/6
The Flood Ditto 1956  
Parcels for Inspector West. Ditto 1956  
A Prince for Inspector Ditto 1956  
The Toff in New York Ditto 1956  
Accident for Inspector West Ditto 1957  
The Black Spiders Ditto 1957  
Find Inspector West Ditto 1957  
Model for the Toff Ditto 1957  
The Toff on Fire Ditto 1957  
Murder, London—New York Ditto 1958  
The Plague of Silence Ditto 1958  
Strike for Death Ditto 1958  
The Toff and the Stolen Tresses Ditto 1958  
The Toff on the Farm Ditto 1958  
Death of a Racehorse Ditto 1959  
Double for the Toff Ditto 1959  
The Drought Ditto 1959  
The Toff and the Runaway Bride Ditto 1959  
The Case of the Innocent Victims Ditto 1959  
The Mountain of the Blind Ditto 1960  
Murder on the Line Ditto 1960  
A Rocket for the Toff. Ditto 1960  
The Toff and the Kidnapped Child Ditto 1960  
Death in Cold Print Ditto 1961  
Follow the Toff Ditto 1961  
The Foothills of Fear Ditto 1961  
The Scene of the Crime Ditto 1961  
The Toff and the Teds Ditto 1961  
Policeman's Dread Ditto 1962  
The Return of Dr. Palfrey Ditto 1962  
The Depths Ditto 1963  
A Doll for the Toff Ditto 1963  
Hang the Little Man Ditto 1963  
Leave It to the Toff Ditto 1963  
Look Three Ways at Murder Ditto 1964  
The Sleep! Ditto 1964  
The Inferno Ditto 1965  
Murder, London—Australia Ditto 1965  
The Toff and the Spider Ditto 1965  
Murder, London—South Africa Ditto 1966  
The Toff in Wax Ditto 1966  
A Bundle for the Toff Ditto 1967  
The Executioners Ditto 1967  
The Famine Ditto 1967  
The Blight Ditto 1968  
So Young to Burn Ditto 1967  
Stars for the Toff Ditto 1967  
Murder, London—Miami Ditto 1969  
The Oasis Hodder 1969  
The Toff and the Golden Boy H&S 1969  
A Part for a Policeman H&S 1970  
The Smog H&S 1970  
The Toff and the Fallen Angels Hodder 1970  
Alibi H&S 1971  
 The Unbegotten H&S 1971  
Vote for the Toff H&S 1971  
The Insulators Hodder 1972  
The Masters of Bow Street H&S 1972  
A Splinter of Glass H&S 1972  
The Toff and the Trip-Trip-Triplets H&S 1972  
The Toff and the Terrified Taxman H&S 1972  
The Theft of Magna Carta Hodder 1973  
The Voiceless Ones H&S 1973  
The Extortioners Hodder 1973  
The Toff and the Sleepy Cowboy H&S 1973  
The Thunder-Maker H&S 1976  
The Toff and the Crooked Copper H&S 1977  
The Toff and the Dead Man's Finger H&S 1978  
 A Sharp Rise in Crime H&S 1978  
The Whirlwind Hodder 1979  

John Creasey - Non Criminous titles

Title   Date Issue Points - Notes
Ned Cartwright Middleweight Champion Mellifont 1935 as James Marsden. Not in ECB
The Men Who Died Laughing Thompson 1935 Not in ECB
The Killer Squad Sampson Low 1936 Not in ECB
Our Glorious Term As Above ND Not in ECB
The Captain of the Fifth As Above ND Not in ECB
Blazing the Air Trail Sampson Low 1936 May 36. Price 2/6
The Mystery 'plane Sampson Low 1936 June 36. Price 2/6
The Jungle Flight Mystery As Above 1936 Oct 36. Price 2/6
Murder by Magic Amalgamated 1937 Not in ECB
The Mysterious Mr. Rocco Mellifont 1937 Not in ECB
The Secret Aeroplane Mystery As Above 1937 Jul 37. 1/-
The S.O.S Flight Sampson Low 1937 Sept 37. 2/6
The Air Marauders As Above 1937 Jan 37. 2/6
The Treasure Flight As Above 1937 Not in ECB
The Black Biplane As Above 1937 Jul 37. 1/-
The Mystery Flight As Above 1937 Sept 37. 2/6
The Double Motive Mellifont 1938 Not in the ECB
The Doublecross As Above 1938 Not in the ECB
The Missing Hoard Mellifont 1938 Not in the ECB
Mystery at Manby House Northern Press 1938 Not in the ECB
Fighting Was My Business Michael Joseph 1938 by Jimmy Wilde ghost written. 15/-
The Flying Stowaways Ditto 1938 Feb 38. Priced 2/6
The Miracle 'plane Ditto 1938 Feb 38. Priced 2/6
The Fighting Fliers Sampson Low 1938 Sept 38. Priced 2/6
Dixon Hawke, Secret Agent Thompson 1939 Not in the ECB
Documents of Death Sampson Low 1939 Not in the ECB
The Hidden Hoard Mellifont 1939 Not in the ECB
Mottled Death Thompson 1939 Not in the ECB
The Blue Flyer Mellifont 1939 Not in the ECB
The Jumper NNS 1939 Not in the ECB
The Mystery of Blackmoor Prison Mellifont 1939 Not in the ECB
The Sacred Eye Thompson 1939 Not in the ECB
The Ship of Death Thompson 1939 Not in the ECB
Peril by Air Newnes 1939 Not in the ECB
The Flying Turk Sampson Low 1939 Feb 39. Priced 2/6
The Monarch of the Skies Ditto 1939 Nov 39. Priced 3/6
The Fear of Felix Corder Fleetway ND  
John Brand, Fugitive Fleetway ND Not in the ECB
The Night of Dread Fleetway ND Not in the ECB
Dazzle Air Ace No. I Newnes 1940 Not in the ECB
Dazzle and the Red Bomber Newnes ND Not in the ECB
Five Missing Men Newnes 1940 Not in the ECB
The Poison Gas Robberies Mellifont 1940 Not in the ECB
Log of a Merchant Airman Paul 1943 with John H. Lock. Not in the ECB
Heroes of the Air: A Tribute to the Courage, Sacrifice, and Skill
of the Men of the R.A.F. Dorchester
Private 1943 Priced 6d
The Printers' Devil Hutchinson 1943 DW 10/6. Released Jan 44
The Crimea Crimes Pemberton 1945 Not in the ECB
The Missing Monoplane Low 1947
Man in Danger Hutchinson 1949  
Round the World in 465 Days Hale 1953 with Jean Creasey
First Twenty-Five Years of the Round Table Private 1953  
Let's Look at America Hale 1956  
They Didn't Mean to Kill Hodder 1960  
Optimists in Africa Timmins 1963  
African Holiday Timmins 1963 illus by Martin Creasey
Good, God, and Man Hodder 1967  
Evolution to Democracy Hodder 1969  

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John Creasey wrote lots of books! Born 17 September 1908 and died 1973.

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