Monday 21 July 2014

Creaseymania 3: Meet the Baron

Some covers for the Baron (or is it Blue Mask?) series featuring jewel thief John Mannering.




  1. Have you read any of these yet? For years I've had a boxful of Creasey's Baron books but I've not opened one of them. There was a TV series about these, too. Steve Forrest played John Mannering. The DVD set is in the Netflix catalog. Probably can see a few of the episodes over at YouTube. Still have yet to see any of those either.

  2. I've been reading the Baron series in order so I have about a decade to go before I get to any of the novels pictured. I've limited myself (so far) mainly to three series: the Toff, Inspector West and the Baron. Of these, I've enjoyed the Baron novels the most. I like that the stories have had somewhat of a linear progression from book to book unlike, for example, the Toff series which can be read as stand alone novels (at least so far...).

    I haven't seen any of the Baron series but would like to (despite the tv changes in the character's background). But first I have to catch up on the Avengers, the Saint, Danger Man, the Man from U.N.C.L.E. and...let's just say I might get aroind to it in another 10 years...