Gideon's Day

Gideon s Day Gideon s day is a busy one He balances family commitments with solving a series of seemingly unrelated crimes from which a plot nonetheless evolves and a mystery is solved One of the most senior offic

  • Title: Gideon's Day
  • Author: J.J. Marric John Creasey
  • ISBN: 9780821727218
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gideon s day is a busy one He balances family commitments with solving a series of seemingly unrelated crimes from which a plot nonetheless evolves and a mystery is solved One of the most senior officers within Scotland Yard, George Gideon s crime solving abilities are in the finest traditions of London s world famous police headquarters His analytical brain and sense oGideon s day is a busy one He balances family commitments with solving a series of seemingly unrelated crimes from which a plot nonetheless evolves and a mystery is solved One of the most senior officers within Scotland Yard, George Gideon s crime solving abilities are in the finest traditions of London s world famous police headquarters His analytical brain and sense of fairness is respected by colleagues and villains alike.NB First published under John Creasey s pseudonymn J J Marric.
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    • rabbitprincess says:

      This is the first in a series written under a pseudonym by extremely prolific crime writer John Creasey, and purports to be a more "realistic" sort of mystery, chronicling a day in the life at Scotland Yard. Superintendent George Gideon is our protagonist and we follow him as he deals with the various crimes that make their way across Scotland Yard's desk, particularly an ongoing operation against a series of mail van robberies. In this way it's kind of like a book version of Barney Miller (alth [...]

    • Tria says:

      This series has its issues with gender and sexuality asides, as it is of its time, but as a read it's still pretty interesting stuff, and given it goes with values that were common when it was written and that aren't overly emphasised for the most part, I can endure that for a decent crime story.

    • Gary says:

      Another of that generation of super-prolific writers, John Creasy wrote 600 - six hundred - novels, under many names, featuring many heroes. Gideon’s Day is a good starting place, but it’s only my first. It’s very good.

    • C. John Kerry says:

      This book is more of a police procedural than a mystery. It is a mix of crimes being investigated where the police don't know who the perpetrator was though the reader does, crimes where the police know who they want and the focus is on finding them, and crimes where the police are on the scene as it is being committed. The focus of the book (and the series) is on George Gideon, the Senior Superintendent at Scotland Yard, and this is basically one day, from the beginning when he confronts an Ins [...]

    • Tina says:

      Quite an interesting story of 24 hours in the job of a Scotland Yard detective: long-term and short-term investigations and successes, failures, psychological studies, negotiations, assessments and reassessments, surprises, missteps It's really intriguing. Several years ago, I read "Gideon's Fire," which I liked it a tiny bit better, but that may have been because it was my first encounter with the series and I was pleasantly surprised. I will definitely read more Gideon novels (of which there a [...]

    • Joy says:

      Written in the 1950s and '60s under one of John Creasey's many pseudonyms, the Gideon mystery series makes for good kick-back relaxation. George Gideon is senior Superintendant at Scotland Yard. The books don't focus on one mystery: they were pretty much written to a formula of three major cases per book. In this first one, a work day running well past midnight, Gideon clamps down on a child-killer, puts away a repeat offender in a robbery-with-violence case, and at last closes in on a master cr [...]

    • Derek Bridge says:

      Written in the 1950s, Gideon's Day recounts a long shift for Detective Superintendent George Gideon of Scotland Yard. It's barely a thriller -although there is a kind of climax. It really is more a heavily fictionalised 'day in the life of': numerous crimes and criminals, numerous phone calls and car journeys, numerous sandwiches and beverages. I was surprised at how modern some of the crime seems (especially the drugs). I won't be hunting down the other Gideon novels, but this was a fine genre [...]

    • Gypsy Lady says:

      Very dated. The reviews of the time were very encouraging. The author won an Edgar, so I will read at least one more in this series to see if I can determine why. Very politically incorrect; see my opening sentence.In 1962, Creasey won an Edgar Award for Best Novel, from the Mystery Writers of America, for Gideon's Fire, written under the pen name J. J. Marric. And in 1969 he was given the MWA's highest honor, the Grand Master Award.(less)Page 65"Don't ask for credit," said a little printed card [...]

    • Linda S. says:

      This was published in 1955. It was a very well done crime fiction, but I couldn't get past all of the heavily racist parts. It doesn't hold up well over time. If it wasn't for that, this would be a 4 star book.

    • Mike Jensen says:

      The first and least of John Creasey's Gideon mystery novels, but with a promise of better things to come.

    • Delores Alger says:

      creasdy's gideon

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