1908 - 1973

Writing as: Gordon Ashe, M. E. Cooke, John Creasey, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Peter Manton, J. J. Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mathieson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York

One of the most prolific writers of the 20th Century, John Creasey created a wide assortment of characters. Though many were knock-offs of other popular series, Mr. Creasey came up with very interesting plots to compel the reader to keep buying him. Mysteries were his strongest genre but his two forays into the espionage field, starting as early as he did, make him one of the true pioneers of the spy-fi world.

Series Books
Gordon Ashe
Non-Spy Series Death on Demand [Patrick Dawlish] (1939)
  The Speaker aka The Croaker [Patrick Dawlish] (1939)
  Who Was the Jester? aka The Masked Gunman (1940)
  Secret Murder [Patrick Dawlish] (1940)
  Terror by Day [Patrick Dawlish] (1940)
  'Ware Danger [Patrick Dawlish] (1941)
  Murder Most Foul [Patrick Dawlish] (1942)
  There Goes Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1942)
  Death in High Places [Patrick Dawlish] (1942)
  Two Men Missing [Patrick Dawlish] (1943)
  Death in Flames [Patrick Dawlish] (1943)
  Rogues Rampant [Patrick Dawlish] (1944)
  Death on the Move [Patrick Dawlish] (1945)
  Invitation to Adventure [Patrick Dawlish] (1945)
  Here Is Danger [Patrick Dawlish] (1946)
  Give Me Murder [Patrick Dawlish] (1947)
  Murder Too Late [Patrick Dawlish] (1947)
  Engagement with Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1948)
  Dark Mystery [Patrick Dawlish] (1948)
  A Puzzle in Pearls [Patrick Dawlish] (1949)
  Kill or Be Killed [Patrick Dawlish] (1949)
  Murder with Mushrooms [Patrick Dawlish] (1950)
  The Dark Circle [Patrick Dawlish] (1950)
  Death in Diamonds [Patrick Dawlish] (1951)
  Missing or Dead? [Patrick Dawlish] (1951)
  Death in a Hurry [Patrick Dawlish] (1952)
  Sleepy Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1953)
  The Long Search aka Drop Dead [Patrick Dawlish] (1953)
  Double for Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1954)
  Death in the Trees [Patrick Dawlish] (1954)
  The Kidnapped Child aka The Snatch [Patrick Dawlish] (1955)
  The Man Who Stayed Alive (1955)
  No Need to Die aka You've Bet Your Life (1956)
  Day of Fear [Patrick Dawlish] (1956)
  Wait for Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1957)
  Come Home to Death aka The Pack of Lies [Patrick Dawlish] (1958)
  Elope to Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1959)
  Don't Let Him Kill aka The Man Who Laughed at Murder [Patrick Dawlish] (1960)
  The Crime Haters [Patrick Dawlish] (1961)
  Rogues' Ransom [Patrick Dawlish] (1962)
  Death from Below [Patrick Dawlish] (1963)
  The Big Call [Patrick Dawlish] (1964)
  A Promise of Diamonds [Patrick Dawlish] (1965)
  A Taste of Treasure [Patrick Dawlish] (1966)
  A Clutch of Coppers [Patrick Dawlish] (1967)
  A Shadow of Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1968)
  A Nest of Traitors [Patrick Dawlish] (1970)
  A Scream of Murder [Patrick Dawlish] (1970)
  A Rabble of Rebels [Patrick Dawlish] (1971)
  A Herald of Doom [Patrick Dawlish] (1973)
  A Life for a Death [Patrick Dawlish] (1973)
  A Blast of Trumpets [Patrick Dawlish] (1975)
  A Plague of Demons [Patrick Dawlish] (1976)
M. E. Cooke
Non-Spy Series Fire of Death (1934)
  The Stolen Formula Mystery (1935)
  No 1's Last Crime (1935)
  The Death Drive (1935)
  The Crime Gang (1935)
  The Casino Mystery (1935)
  The Black Heart (1935)
  The Successful Alibi (1936)
  The Secret Formula (1936)
  The Hypnotic Demon (1936)
  e Moat Farm Mystery (1936)
  The Dummy Robberies (1936)
  The Day of Terror (1936)
  The Big Radium Mystery (1936)
  The Hadfield Mystery (1937)
  The Moving Eye (1937)
  The Raven (1937)
  For Her Sister's Sake (1939)
  The Mountain Terror (1939)
  The Verrall Street Affair (1940)
John Creasey
Department Z The Death Miser (1932)
  Dead Or Alive (1933)
  Redhead (1933)
  First Came A Murder (1934)
  Death Round The Corner (1935)
  The Mark Of Crescent (1935)
  Thunder In Europe (1936)
  The Terror Trap (1936)
  Carriers Of Death (1937)
  Days Of Danger (1937)
  Death Stands By (1938)
  Menace! (1938)
  Panic! (1939)
  Murder Must Wait (1939)
  Death By Night (1940)
  The Island Of Peril (1941)
  Sabotage (1941)
  Go Away Death (1941)
  Prepare For Action (1942)
  The Day Of Disaster (1942)
  No Darker Crime (1943)
  Dark Peril (1944)
  The Peril Ahead (1946)
  The League Of Dark Men (1947)
  Department Of Death (1949)
  The Enemy Within (1950)
  A Kind Of Prisoner (1954)
  The Black Spiders (1957)
Bruce Murdoch Secret Errand (1939)
  Dangerous Journey (1939)
  Unknown Mission (1940)
  The Withered Man (1940)
  I Am The Withered Man (1941)
  Where Is The Withered Man (1942)
Dr. Palfrey Traitor's Doom (1942)
  The Legion Of The Lost (1943)
  The Valley Of Fear (1943)
  Dangerous Quest (1944)
  Death In The Rising Sun (1945)
  The Hounds Of Vengeance (1945)
  The Shadow Of Doom (1946)
  The House Of The Bears (1946)
  Dark Harvest (1947)
  The Wings Of Peace (1948)
  The Sons Of Satan (1948)
  The Dawn Of Darkness (1949)
  The League Of Light (1949)
  The Man Who Shook The World (1950)
  The Prophet Of Fire (1951)
  The Killers Of Innocense (1952)
  The Touch Of Death (1954)
  The Mists Of Fear (1955)
  The Flood (1956)
  The Plague Of Silence (1958)
  The Drought (1959)
  The Terror (1962)
  The Depths (1963)
  The Sleep! (1964)
  The Inferno (1965)
  The Famine (1967)
  The Blight (1968)
  The Oasis (1969)
  The Smog (1970)
  The Unbegotten (1971)
  The Insulators (1972)
  The Voiceless Ones (1973)
  The Thunder Maker (1976)
  The Whirlwind (1979)
Non-Spy Series Seven Times Seven (1932)
  Men, Maids and Murder (1933)
  The Dark Shadow (1935)
  The Secret of Ferrars (1937)
  Introducing the Toff [The Toff] (1938)
  The Toff Goes On [The Toff] (1939)
  The Toff Steps Out [The Toff] (1939)
  The Toff Breaks In [The Toff] (1940)
  Here Comes the Toff [The Toff] (1940)
  Salute the Toff [The Toff] (1941)
  The Toff Proceeds [The Toff] (1941)
  Inspector West Takes Charge [Inspector West] (1942)
  The Toff Goes to Market [The Toff] (1942)
  The Toff Is Back [The Toff] (1942)
  Inspector West Leaves Town [Inspector West] aka Go Away to Murder (1943)
  The Toff Among Millions [The Toff] (1943)
  Accuse the Toff [The Toff] (1943)
  The Toff and the Great Illusion [The Toff] (1944)
  The Toff and the Curate [The Toff] aka The Toff and the Deadly Parson (1944)
  Inspector West at Home [Inspector West] (1944)
  Inspector West Regrets [Inspector West] (1945)
  Feathers for the Toff [The Toff] (1945)
  The Toff on Ice [The Toff] aka Poison for The Toff (1946)
  Holiday for Inspector West [Inspector West] (1946)
  The Toff and the Lady [The Toff] (1946)
  The Toff in Town [The Toff] (1947)
  Hammer the Toff [The Toff] (1947)
  The Toff Takes Shares [The Toff] (1948)
  Battle for Inspector West [Inspector West] (1948)
  Triumph for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka The Case Against Paul Raeburn (1948)
  The Toff and Old Harry [The Toff] (1949)
  Inspector West Kicks Off [Inspector West] aka Sport for Inspector West (1949)
  The Toff on Board [The Toff] (1949)
  Inspector West Cries Wolf [Inspector West] aka The Creepers (1950)
  Fool the Toff [The Toff] (1950)
  Kill the Toff [The Toff] (1950)
  Inspector West Alone [Inspector West] (1950)
  The Toff Goes Gay [The Toff] aka A Mask for the Toff (1951)
  A Knife for the Toff [The Toff] (1951)
  Puzzle for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka The Dissemblers (1951)
  A Case for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka The Figure in the Dusk (1951)
  Hunt the Toff [The Toff] (1952)
  Inspector West at Bay [Inspector West] aka The Blind Spot (1952)
  A Gun for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Give a Man a Gun (1953)
  Murder Out of the Past [The Toff] (1953)
  Send Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Send Superintendent West (1953)
  Call the Toff [The Toff] (1953)
  The Toff Down Under [The Toff] aka Break the Toff (1953)
  A Beauty for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka The Beauty Queen Killer (1954)
  The Toff at Butlin's [The Toff] (1954)
  The Toff at the Fair [The Toff] aka Last Laugh For The Toff (1954)
  A Six for the Toff [The Toff] aka A Score for the Toff (1955)
  The Toff and the Deep Blue Sea [The Toff] (1955)
  Two for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Murder: One, Two, Three (1955)
  Inspector West Makes Haste [Inspector West] aka The Gelignite Gang (1955)
  Make-Up for the Toff [The Toff] aka Kiss the Toff (1956)
  The Toff in New York [The Toff] (1956)
  A Prince for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Death of a Assassin (1956)
  Parcels for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Death of a Postman (1956)
  Accident for Inspector West [Inspector West] aka Hit and Run (1957)
  Find Inspector West [Inspector West] aka The Trouble at Saxby's (1957)
  The Toff on Fire [The Toff] (1957)
  Model for the Toff [The Toff] (1957)
  Strike for Death [Inspector West] aka The Killing Strike (1958)
  The Toff on the Farm [The Toff] aka Terror for the Toff (1958)
  The Toff and the Stolen Tresses [The Toff] (1958)
  Murder, London - New York [Inspector West] (1958)
  The Children of Despair (1958)
  The Case of the Innocent Victims [Inspector West] (1959)
  Death of a Racehorse [Inspector West] (1959)
  Double for the Toff [The Toff] (1959)
  The Toff and the Runaway Bride [The Toff] (1959)
  A Doll for the Toff [The Toff] (1959)
  Murder on the Line [Inspector West] (1960)
  The Mountain of the Blind (1960)
  The Toff and the Kidnapped Child [The Toff] (1960)
  A Rocket for the Toff [The Toff] (1960)
  Death in Cold Print [Inspector West] (1961)
  The Toff and the Teds [The Toff] aka The Toff and the Toughs (1961)
  Follow the Toff [The Toff] (1961)
  The Scene of the Crime [Inspector West] (1961)
  The Foothills of Fear (1961)
  Policeman's Dread [Inspector West] (1962)
  Leave It to the Toff [The Toff] (1962)
  Hang the Little Man [Inspector West] (1963)
  Look Three Ways at Murder [Inspector West] (1964)
  Murder, London - Australia [Inspector West] (1965)
  The Toff and the Spider [The Toff] (1965)
  Murder, London - South Africa [Inspector West] (1966)
  Danger Woman (1966)
  The Toff in Wax [The Toff] (1966)
  The Executioners [Inspector West] (1967)
  A Bundle for the Toff [The Toff] (1967)
  So Young to Burn [Inspector West] (1968)
  Stars for the Toff [The Toff] (1968)
  The Toff and the Golden Boy [The Toff] (1969)
  Murder, London - Miami [Inspector West] (1969)
  The Toff and the Fallen Angels [The Toff] (1970)
  A Part for a Policeman [Inspector West] (1970)
  Alibi [Inspector West] aka Alibi for Inspector West (1971)
  Vote for the Toff [The Toff] (1971)
  A Splinter of Glass [Inspector West] (1972)
  The Masters of Bow Street (1972)
  The Toff and the Trip-Trip-Triplets [The Toff] (1972)
  The Theft of Magna Carta [Inspector West] (1973)
  The Toff and the Terrified Taxman [The Toff] (1973)
  The Extortioners [Inspector West] (1974)
  The Toff and the Sleepy Cowboy [The Toff] (1974)
  The Toff and the Crooked Copper [The Toff] (1977)
  The Toff and the Dead Man's Finger [The Toff] (1978)
  A Sharp Rise in Crime [Inspector West] (1978)
Norman Deane
Non-Spy Series Secret Errand [Bruce Murdoch] (1939)
  Dangerous Journey [Bruce Murdoch] (1939)
  Unknown Mission [Bruce Murdoch] (1940)
  The Withered Man [Bruce Murdoch] (1940)
  I Am the Withered Man [Bruce Murdoch] (1941)
  Where Is the Withered Man? [Bruce Murdoch] (1942)
  Return to Adventure [Liberator] (1943)
  Gateway to Escape [Liberator] (1944)
  Come Home to Crime [Liberator] (1945)
  The Silent House (1946)
  Play for Murder (1946)
  Intent to Murder (1948)
  Why Murder? (1948)
  The Man I Didn't Kill (1949)
  No Hurry To Kill (1950)
  Double for Murder (1951)
  Golden Death (1952)
  Look at Murder (1952)
  Murder Ahead (1953)
  Death in the Spanish Sun (1954)
  Incense to Death (1954)
Robert Caine Frazer
Non-Spy Series R.I.S.C. aka Mark Kilby Solves a Murder aka The Timid Tycoon [Mark Kilby] (1959)
  Secret Syndicate aka Mark Kilby and the Secret Syndicate [Mark Kilby] (1960)
  The Miami Mob aka Mark Kilby and the Miami Mob [Mark Kilby] (1960)
  The Hollywood Hoax [Mark Kilby] (1961)
  Mark Kilby Takes a Risk [Mark Kilby] (1962)
  Mark Kilby Stands Alone aka Mark Kilby and the Manhattan Murders [Mark Kilby] (1962)
Patrick Gill
Non-Spy Series The Fighting Footballers (1937)
  The Laughing Lightweight (1937)
  The 10,000 Trophy Race (1939)
  The Battle for the Cup (1939)
  The Fighting Tramp (1939)
  The Mystery of the Centre-Forward (1939)
  The Secret Super-Charger (1940)
Michael Halliday
Non-Spy Series Three for Adventure (1937)
  Four Find Danger (1937)
  Two Meet Trouble (1938)
  Murder by the Way (1940)
  Murder Come Home (1940)
  Heir to Murder (1940)
  Who Saw Him Die? (1941)
  Who Died at the Grange? (1942)
  Foul Play Suspected (1942)
  Five to Kill (1943)
  Murder at King's Kitchen (1943)
  No Crime More Cruel (1944)
  Who Said Murder? (1944)
  Crime with Many Voices (1945)
  Murder Makes Murder (1946)
  Lend a Hand to Murder (1947)
  Mystery Motive (1947)
  First a Murder (1948)
  No End to Danger (1948)
  Who Killed Rebecca? (1949)
  The Dying Witnesses (1949)
  Dine with Murder (1950)
  Murder Week-End (1950)
  Take a Body [Fane Brothers] (1951)
  Quarrel with Murder (1951)
  The Lame Dog Murder [Fane Brothers] (1952)
  Murder in the Stars [Fane Brothers] (1953)
  Man on the Run [Fane Brothers] (1953)
  Out of the Shadows (1954)
  Death Out of Darkness (1954)
  Cat and Mouse aka Hilda, Take Heed (1955)
  Murder at End House (1955)
  Death of a Stranger aka Come Here and Die (1957)
  Runaway (1957)
  Missing from Home aka Missing (1958)
  Murder Assured (1958)
  Thicker Than Water (1959)
  How Many To Kill? aka The Girl with the Leopard-Skin Bag (1960)
  Go Ahead with Murder aka Two for the Money (1960)
  The Man I Killed (1961)
  The Edge of Terror (1961)
  Hate To Kill (1962)
  The Quiet Fear (1963)
  Guilt of Innocence (1964)
  Cunning As a Fox [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1965)
  Wicked As the Devil [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1966)
  Sly As a Serpent [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1967)
  Cruel As a Cat [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1968)
  Too Good to Be True [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1969)
  A Period of Evil [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1970)
  As Lonely As the Damned [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1971)
  As Empty As Hate [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1972)
  As Merry As Hell [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1973)
  This Man Did I Kill? [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1974)
  The Man Who Was Not Himself [Dr Emmanuel Cellini] (1976)
Charles Hogarth
Non-Spy Series Murder on Largo Island (1944)
Brian Hope
Non-Spy Series Four Motives for Murder (1938)
Colin Hughes
Non-Spy Series Triple Murder (1940)
Kyle Hunt
Non-Spy Series Kill Once, Kill Twice (1957)
  Kill a Wicked Man (1958)
  Kill My Love (1959)
  To Kill a Killer (1960)
Peter Manton
Non-Spy Series The Greyvale School Mystery (1937)
  Murder Manor (1937)
  Stand By for Danger (1937)
  Circle of Justice (1938)
  Three Day's Terror (1938)
  Death Looks On (1939)
  Murder in the Highlands (1939)
  The Crime Syndicate (1939)
  The Midget Marvel (1940)
  Policeman's Triumph (1948)
  Thief in the Night (1950)
  No Escape from Murder (1953)
  The Crooked Killer (1954)
  The Charity Killers (1954)
J. J. Marric
Non-Spy Series Gideon's Day aka Gideon of Scotland Yard [Gideon] (1955)
  Gideon's Week aka Gideon's Fear [Gideon] (1956)
  Gideon's Night [Gideon] (1957)
  Gideon's Month [Gideon] (1958)
  Gideon's Staff [Gideon] (1959)
  Gideon's Risk [Gideon] (1960)
  Gideon's Fire [Gideon] (1961)
  Gideon's March [Gideon] (1962)
  Gideon's Ride [Gideon] (1963)
  Gideon's Vote [Gideon] (1964)
  Gideon's Lot [Gideon] (1965)
  Gideon's Badge [Gideon] (1966)
  Gideon's Wrath [Gideon] (1967)
  Gideon's River [Gideon] (1968)
  Gideon's Power [Gideon] (1969)
  Gideon's Sport [Gideon] (1970)
  Gideon's Art [Gideon] (1971)
  Gideon's Men [Gideon] (1972)
  Gideon's Press [Gideon] (1973)
  Gideon's Fog [Gideon] (1974)
  Gideon's Drive [Gideon] (1976)
  Gideon's Force [Gideon] (1978)
Richard Martin
Non-Spy Series Keys to Crime (1947)
  Vote to Murder (1948)
  Adrian and Jonathan (1954)
Rodney Mathieson
Non-Spy Series The Dark Shadow (1935)
  The Secret of Ferrars (1937)
Anthony Morton
Non-Spy Series Meet the Baron aka The Man in the Blue Mask [The Baron] (1937)
  The Baron Returns aka The Return of Blue Mask [The Baron] (1937)
  The Baron Again aka Salute Blue Mask [The Baron] (1938)
  The Baron at Bay aka Blue Mask at Bay [The Baron] (1938)
  Alias the Baron aka Alias Blue Mask [The Baron] (1939)
  The Baron at Large aka Challenge Blue Mask! [The Baron] (1939)
  Versus the Baron aka Blue Mask Strikes Again [The Baron] (1940)
  Call for the Baron aka Blue Mask Victorious [The Baron] (1940)
  Mr. Quentin Investigates (1943)
  The Baron Comes Back [The Baron] (1943)
  Introducing Mr. Brandon (1944)
  A Case for the Baron [The Baron] (1945)
  Reward for the Baron [The Baron] (1945)
  Career for the Baron [The Baron] (1946)
  The Baron and the Beggar [The Baron] (1947)
  Blame the Baron [The Baron] (1948)
  A Rope for the Baron [The Baron] (1948)
  Books for the Baron [The Baron] (1949)
  Cry for the Baron [The Baron] (1950)
  Trap the Baron [The Baron] (1950)
  Shadow the Baron [The Baron] (1951)
  Attack the Baron [The Baron] (1951)
  Warn the Baron [The Baron] (1952)
  The Baron in France [The Baron] (1953)
  Danger for the Baron [The Baron] (1953)
  The Baron Goes East [The Baron] (1953)
  Nest-Egg for the Baron aka Deaf, Dumb and Blonde [The Baron] (1954)
  The Baron Goes Fast [The Baron] (1954)
  Help from the Baron [The Baron] (1955)
  Hide the Baron [The Baron] (1956)
  Frame the Baron aka The Double Frame [The Baron] (1957)
  Red Eye for the Baron aka Blood Red [The Baron] (1958)
  Black for the Baron aka If Anything Happens to Hester [The Baron] (1959)
  Salute for the Baron [The Baron] (1960)
  A Branch for the Baron aka The Baron Branches Out [The Baron] (1961)
  Bad for the Baron aka The Baron and the Stolen Legacy [The Baron] (1962)
  A Sword for the Baron aka The Baron and the Mogul Swords [The Baron] (1963)
  The Baron on Board [The Baron] (1964)
  The Baron and the Chinese Puzzle [The Baron] (1964)
  Sport for the Baron [The Baron] (1966)
  Affair for the Baron [The Baron] (1967)
  The Baron and the Missing Old Masters [The Baron] (1968)
  The Baron and the Unfinished Portrait [The Baron] (1969)
  Last Laugh for the Baron [The Baron] (1970)
  Panic! (1970)
  The Baron Goes A-Buying [The Baron] (1971)
  The Baron and the Arrogant Artist [The Baron] (1972)
  Burgle the Baron [The Baron] (1973)
  The Baron - King Maker [The Baron] (1975)
  Love for the Baron [The Baron] (1979)
Jeremy York
Non-Spy Series By Persons Unknown (1941)
  Murder Unseen (1943)
  Murder in the Family (1944)
  No Alibi (1944)
  Yesterday's Murder (1945)
  Find the Body [Superintendent Folly] (1945)
  Murder Came Late [Superintendent Folly] (1946)
  Let's Kill Uncle Lionel [Superintendent Folly] (1947)
  Run Away to Murder [Superintendent Folly] (1947)
  Close the Door on Murder (1948)
  Sentence of Death (1950)
  Death to My Killer (1950)
  Voyage of Death (1952)
  Safari with Murder (1953)
  So Soon to Die (1955)
  Seeds of Murder (1956)
  Sight of Death (1956)
  My Brother's Killer (1958)
  Hide and Kill (1959)
  To Kill or to Die aka To Kill or Die (1960)