Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Gideon's Month: Review
As the title indicates Gideon's Month by J. J. Marric (aka John Creasey) covers a month's work of work for Commander George Gideon's and the policemen who with and for him. The month's caseload includes everything from a housekeeper who knocks off elderly men faster than the sisters in Arsenic & Old Lace to a pickpocket "school" that trains children of 6-8 years of age to lift billfolds with all the dexterity of a horde of young Houdinis. There are young women with new husbands plotting their demise, a missing child, and the murder of underworld criminal who had purportedly gone straight--but Gideon's not buying it. Especially since the widow is too frightened to talk about what really happened. Gideon and his men manage to solve each of these cases before the month is out.