Death Stands By

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John Creasey
23 May 2016
Agora Books

Return to Department Z in this classic thriller from John Creasey.

It all started with the murder of a foreign ambassador in a deserted country mansion…

With tensions running high with foreign relations in Europe, the men of Department Z work tirelessly to find the killers responsible for the murder and stop them from bringing about a crisis of unspeakable proportions. For the ruthless, effective group of assassins have but one aim: War.

Death Stands By is the tenth book in the Department Z series, and was originally published in 1938.


Phenomenal.’ —Life Magazine

‘Mr. Creasey’s excitements follow fast upon each other.’ —Daily Telegraph

‘Action and pace have always been features of Mr. Creasey’s writing.’ —Scotsman

Racy, amusing, and up to date. Told with speed and ingenuity.’ —Morning Post

‘Mr. Creasey is a high-spirited and rambunctious narrator.’ —John o’ London’s Weekly

‘Creasey realizes that it is the principal business of thrillers to thrill.’ —Church Times

Will be remembered when most mystery stories are forgotten.’ Public Opinion

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