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ISBN:
0090024702
Author:
John Creasey
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Publisher:
Arrow (1969)
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From an Edgar Award–winning author: A suspenseful tale of murder and espionage in wartime England. David Garth has been off in America, giving speeches on behalf of Britain’s Ministry of Propaganda. Upon his return, he’s surprised to receive an unsigned invitation to an address in Wimbledon. and even more surprised when he’s approached by two agents of Department Z. Mark and Mike Errol, agents of British intelligence’s secret detective squad, request Garth’s assistance on a mission that has already taken the life of one of their friends.

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No Darker Crime is the 20th book in John Creasey's Department Z Series. He was even more surprised when he was approached by two agents of Department Z who were already aware of strange doings at the house in question, possibly aimed at disrupting Anglo-American unity.

The Crime Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) is a non-fiction volume co-authored by American crime writers Cathy Scott, Shanna Hogan, Rebecca Morris, Canadian author and historian Lee Mellor, and United Kingdom author Michael Kerrigan, with a foreword.

The Crime Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) is a non-fiction volume co-authored by American crime writers Cathy Scott, Shanna Hogan, Rebecca Morris, Canadian author and historian Lee Mellor, and United Kingdom author Michael Kerrigan, with a foreword for the . It was released by DK Books under its Big Ideas Learning imprint in May 2017.

Book in the Department Z Series). Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780090024704. Release Date:January 1969.

John Creasey MBE (17 September 1908 – 9 June 1973) was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms. He created several characters which are now famous, such as The Toff (The Honourable Richard Rollison), Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard, Inspector Roger West, The Baron (John Mannering), Doctor Emmanuel Cellini and Doctor Stanislaus Alexander Palfrey

League of Dark Men by Creasey, John Book The Cheap Fast Free Post John Creasey - A Gun For Inspector West - Pan Books G179 1963 - Vintage Crime. Genre: Crime & Thriller.

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After enduring 743 rejection slips, the young Creasey's career was kickstarted by winning a newspaper writing competition

After enduring 743 rejection slips, the young Creasey's career was kickstarted by winning a newspaper writing competition. He went on to collect multiple honours from The Mystery Writers of America including the Edgar Award for best novel in 1962 and the coveted title of Grand Master in 1969

  • Freighton
Creasey's Department Z novels fall into the spy thriller category. As such, a reader's enjoyment might be heightened by their knowledge of the historical and political backgrounds against which the stories are set. In the same way that 1950s and '60s spy thrillers rely frequently on a reader's understanding of Cold War politics in the days of the Soviet Union, this one benefits from a reader's acquaintance with the dates of key events in World War II.

NO DARKER CRIME was first published in the UK in October 1943, so it's fair to assume it was written and set a year or more earlier. As well as the fictitious Department Z, it also features another made-up Whitehall body Creasey calls "the Ministry of Propaganda." This would seem to be based loosely on Britain's World War I Ministry of Information, which the country had resurrected in September 1939 on the declaration of the second war with Germany. The story's main protagonist, David Garth, works for the ministry but becomes a doubly committed Department Z agent after the murder of his ex-fiancée, Anne Duval, for which an attempt is made to frame him.

Creasey's Ministry of Propaganda also reflects elements of British Security Coordination, another real government outfit tasked with persuading the United States to drop its 1930s non-interventionist war policy, which it did by entering the three-year-old war in December 1942, presumably after this novel is set. However, Creasey does mention (without explanation) Lend-Lease, an agreement enacted in March 1941 under which President Roosevelt partially compromised US neutrality by supplying Free France, the UK, and others with non-combatant aid.

The plot of Creasey's novel revolves largely around those who would seek to disrupt the delicate Anglo-American relations, either because they are Nazis, or because they have a commercial interest in profiting from food and other shortages which will inevitably arise after the cessation of hostilities. About an impending end to the conflict, Creasey's wartime novel seems surprisingly optimistic. That said, the worst days of the Blitz would have passed and Churchill's "Few" had certainly won the Battle of Britain, turning a seemingly unstoppable tide of German conquest.

After the arch-villain has been unmasked at the end of the book, a fictitious UK Prime Minister (a substitute for Churchill?) growls "'H'mph,' moving the cheroot to the other side of his mouth." Also, "his pugnacious face" scowls as he says gruffly, "It could hardly have been a darker crime." And David Garth is left "shaking his head in amazement at the ramifications of the whole business..."

A book written for its time, but that can still be enjoyed for its intricacies of plot as much as for the usual Creasey-style explosive action and pace.
  • Xava
David Garth of the British Ministry of Propaganda has just returned from America where he has been giving interviews and lectures regarding America’s possible entry into World War II. His sudden return has been triggered by official, but quiet, disapproval of his stated positions.
He soon receives a mysterious letter requesting his appearance at a house known as The Elms in Wimbledon. With only two hours left before the appointment, David is still of two minds about going when he receives an even more mysterious phone call asking him to come to a nearby hotel bar.
David goes to the bar as he has nothing better to do and is becoming intrigued by this entire chain of events. He meets a pair of nearly identical cousins (not brothers), who will be quickly recognized by regular readers of the series…. And the chase and fun begin!!

This book, like the rest of this series, was written in the times described within the book with the accompanying differences in tone and style from the current model of a thriller….

As always with Department Z and John Creasey, sit back and enjoy a swift paced action book that will keep the current world at bay and yet explain much of an era when the world was in doubt regarding the continued freedom of Western Civilization…..