Book ë Gideon's Fire Î J.J. Marric
Book ë Gideon's Fire Î J.J. Marric Commander George Gideon of the Scotland Yard is met at the office one morning with news of a sex mania Another of the five books read from my 1962 list in August was this Scotland Yard mystery winner of the 1962 Edgar Award J J Marric was a pen name used by John Creasy who was so prolific that he wrote under 18 different pseudonyms and published over 600 mysteries Gideon's Fire is the eighth of 22 books in his Gideon SeriesGeorge Gideon is the Commander of the Criminal Investigation Department at Scotland Yard He has a wife and four children all of whom he loves dearly and who also feature in the book but it is his job that he devotes himself to and that defines him Conscientious honest a good leader but perhaps a bit overly hands on with the casesHe arrives at work an unusual 30 minutes late to learn that a terrible fire the previous night had killed an entire family leaving many other tenants burned and in shock after their whole tenement building was consumed Adding in the rapemurder of a 14 year old girl and two other time sensitive investigations the man has his hands fullAs the story progresses the fire turns out to be one of many probably set by a psychotic arsonist One of the murder cases begins to look like the work of a serial killer In fact the plot blows up like a raging fire By the third chapter the reader is living all the stress right along with GideonThough it is a rather standard police procedural Gideon's Fire has a couple unusual features The criminals in each case are included as characters with their own actions and thoughts covered by the same third person narrator Thus the reader gets the story from both sides adding even tensionIn the end the Yard's Criminal Investigation Department prevails but there are deaths and disasters along the way Gideon feels bad about those as any good law enforcement professional would In fact the author makes you feel bad too as he takes you into Gideon's mindAnother different feature though is that this man is not cynical he is not being beaten down by his job or any of his superiors or even by the prevalence of crime in the vast city of London He knows what the odds are he knows he is competent and he stays on top of the game Refreshing I thought
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Book í Gideon's Fire È 299 pages Download ¼ Johnscyclingdiary ☆ ➹ [Download] ➵ Gideon's Fire By J.J. Marric ➼ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Commander George Gideon of the Scotland Yard is met at the office one morning with news of a sex maniac on the loose and a fire in an Ing savagery a fourteen year old girl raped and murdered and a family of seven wiped out by an arsonis Two things I loved about this book it wasn't just one crime there were five and they way the author made his characters so very three dimensional Reading this was feeling as though these are real people and for a few days I was walking beside them working the cases seeing the process You don't just know that Gideon is married and a father You're involved in his life You learn details about his staff that make them than just background characters I didn't feel that having than one crime became hard to follow or that the investigation details were lacking Only a 160 page story but I really got a great return for time spent I'm looking forward to reading about Gideon
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Gideon's FireC on the loose and a fire in an old tenement building south of the Thames Two separate crimes of stunn Synopsis Commander Gideon hears of a sex maniac a tenement fire a girl raped and murdered and a family wiped out by an arsonist Related?