Famine, The

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Famine, The

Famine, The

By: John Creasey

series:Dr. Palfrey #26
audio performed by: Stephen Greif
genre: Thriller/Suspense - Suspense
publication date:08/16/2016


A mysterious breed of creature appears out of nowhere. The 'lozi' is a type of intelligent rabbit that gestates for only nine days and can drop a litter of 12 at a time. Within six months, these animals have multiplied so rapidly that the very survival of mankind is at stake. Not only are they much more numerous than man, they are also capable of consuming everything that grows on the planet.

Starvation looks inevitable.... It's a case of run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run for Dr Palfrey of Z5 in this chilling and poignant allegory... but who is the farmer and who is the rabbit?

Born in Surrey, England in 1908 into a poor family in which there were nine children, John Creasey grew up to be a true master story teller and international sensation. His more than 600 crime, mystery and thriller titles have now sold 80 million copies in 25 languages. These include many popular series such as Gideon of Scotland Yard, The Toff, Dr Palfrey and The Baron.

Creasey wrote under many pseudonyms, explaining that booksellers had complained he totally dominated the 'C' section in stores.

Never one to sit still, Creasey had a strong social conscience, and stood for Parliament several times, along with founding the One Party Alliance which promoted the idea of government by a coalition of the best minds from across the political spectrum. He founded the British Crime Writers' Association, which to this day celebrates outstanding crime writing. The Mystery Writers of America bestowed upon him the Edgar Award for best novel and then in 1969 the ultimate Grand Master Award.