Mystery writer George Bagby has an instinct for trouble. But when he wanders into a nightclub called The Topless Towers - for no better reason than that he's intrigued by the name - Bagby finds himself in the biggest trouble of his life. On his first night at the club, he meets a strange cast of characters: the Topless Towers chorus line, a comedian who calls himself "The Face, " a menacing wrestler, and affluent customer Paul Peters, The Golden Creep. Peters, who richly deserves his nickname, doesn't take very kindly to the writer, and Bagby finds himself waylaid at gunpoint. The incident fizzles out, and Bagby leaves the club - but he doesn't get very far. He wakes up the next morning in the Topless Towers alleyway, with the very dead body of Paul Peters lying next to him. Bagby is the prime suspect in the murder of The Golden Creep, and he needs all the help he can get from his friend Inspector Schmidt of the N.Y.PD. to get him out of it . . .
Used availability for George Bagby's Golden Creep
October 1982 : UK Hardback
June 1982 : USA Hardback