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The Killing Strike

(Inspector West #24)

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Mass Market Paperback, Berkley Medallion #Y695, 158 pages
Published 1961 by Be (first published January 1st 1958)
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The Killing Strike (originally Strike for Death; 1958) by John Creasey finds Chief Inspector Roger "Handsome" West with his hands full of a situation at Monro Motors, Ltd. In the wake of a successful Mark 9 proto-type, the men on the lines are demanding a pay increase. They believe its time that they share in the profits their hard work produces for Monro Motors. Sir Ian Munro doesn't agree--the profits haven't even started coming in yet, so now is not the time for pay increases. Tensions are hi ...more
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This is the first John Creasey novel I've read but it won't be the last. I liked his snappy style of writing, spare but sharp and concise. This involves a series of deaths at a car factory and weaves a touch of social commentary and look at industrial relations into a tale of greed, madness and rivalry. ...more
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AKA Gordon Ashe, M E Cooke, Norman Deane, Robert Caine Frazer, Patrick Gill, Michael Halliday, Charles Hogarth, Brian Hope, Colin Hughes, Kyle Hunt, Margaret Lisle, Abel Mann, Peter Manton, J.J. Marric, Richard Martin, Rodney Mattheson, Anthony Morton, Jeremy York, Henry St. John Cooper and Margaret Cooke.

John Creasey (September 17, 1908 - June 9, 1973) was born in Southfields, Surrey, England and

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