The Mark of the Crescent

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John Creasey
24 September 2015
Agora Books

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

After the sudden murder of a man at a cricket game, a mysterious omnipresent organisation known only as the Mark of the Crescent catches the attention of Department Z.

The strange attacks are increasing in frequency and the organisation’s mark is everywhere—on public transit, in shops, and even on members of the police force.

Chief Gordon Craigie and his team of agents are hot on the trail of the organisation’s leader. But where does the trail lead? And can the Department find out before it’s too late?

The Mark of the Crescent is the fifth book in the Department Z series, and was originally published in 1935.


Phenomenal.’ —Life Magazine

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

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‘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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