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The Masters of Bow Street

(1972)
A novel by

 
 
John Creasey's magnum opus takes the reader on a journey from the vibrant squalor of 18th century London to the dawning of the Victorian age. Into this epic novel of family life and the struggle between crime and justice, the story of the foundation of Scotland Yard is woven, with all its trials and tribulations. A richly detailed historical saga, this book is a treat for all those looking to learn more about the institution that inspired so many of John Creasey's thrilling crime mysteries.

Born in Surrey, England in 1908 into a poor family in which there were nine children, John Creasey grew up to be a true master story teller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey and The Baron. Creasey wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores.

Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He founded the British Crime Writers' Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then in 1969 the ultimate Grand Master Award.

    

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Used availability for John Creasey's The Masters of Bow Street

Hardback Editions

July 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-671-21783-6 / 978-0-671-21783-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-340-17810-8 / 978-0-340-17810-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Masters Of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-7551-1409-4 / 978-0-7551-1409-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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August 1976 : UK Paperback

Title: Masters of Bow Street (Coronet Books)
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-340-20801-5 / 978-0-340-20801-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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April 1975 : USA Paperback
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Title: Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-671-78935-X / 978-0-671-78935-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 1-5318-4214-3 / 978-1-5318-4214-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Masters of Bow Street
Author(s): John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
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