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Mark of the Crescent, Department Z

A mysterious symbol is the key to a murder case in this classic suspense tale by the Edgar Award–winning author.

Gordon Craigie and Department Z—the squad of top-secret detectives within British intelligence—are embroiled in a desperate investigation involving drugs and murder. How will the department uncover who is behind the mark of the crescent? Will they solve the case before the anonymous culprit claims another victim?

The trail starts at the country estate of Greylands, but no one knows where it may lead . . .

John Creasey

John Creasey, born in 1908, was a paramount English crime and science fiction writer who used myriad pseudonyms for more than six hundred novels. He founded the UK Crime Writers’ Association in 1953. In 1962, his book Gideon’s Fire received the Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America. Many of the characters featured in Creasey’s titles became popular, including George Gideon of Scotland Yard, who was the basis for a subsequent television series and film. Creasey died in Salisbury, UK, in 1973.

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