John Creasey

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Birthday
17, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 9, 1973 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 9, 1973 (64)

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About

Famous for publishing over 600 crime and science fiction novels, he created memorable characters such as The Toff and Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard. The latter character was the inspiration for both a television series and a movie.

Before Fame

He worked several factory jobs before becoming a writer. He published his first book, Seven Times Seven, in 1932.

Trivia

He wrote under 28 different pseudonyms.

Family Life

He grew up in Surrey, England as the second youngest of eight siblings born to a working-class family.

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His work inspired the 1958 drama, Gideon of Scotland Yard, which was directed by John Ford.

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