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The Toff and the Kidnapped Child

The Toff and the Kidnapped Child

(1960)
(Book 43 in the Toff series)
A novel by

 
When Richard Rollison, alias the Toff, decides to investigate the disappearance of Eve Kane's husband he has no idea of what he is likely to uncover. Then, the daughter is kidnapped and a chilling message received with a lock of hair. Should Eve pay - she thinks she should - but have the kidnappers underestimated the Toff?

The Author: John Creasey - Master Storyteller

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.

Creasy wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores. They included:

Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J J Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton and Jeremy York.

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 was also involved with the National Savings movement; United Europe; various road safety campaigns, and famine relief.

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. John Creasey's stories are as compelling today as ever, with one of the major factors in his success being the ability to portray characters as living - his undoubted talent being to understand and observe accurately human behaviour.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: The Toff and the Kidnapped Child (Black Dagger Crime)
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 1-4056-8540-9 / 978-1-4056-8540-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Toff And The Kidnapped Child
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-7551-2390-5 / 978-0-7551-2390-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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July 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: Toff and the Kidnapped Child (Coronet Books)
Author(s): John Creasey
ISBN: 0-340-02257-4 / 978-0-340-02257-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Toff and The Kidnapped Child
Author(s): John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
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