The (Commander George) Gideon of the Yard stories are typical of Creasey's (writing as J.J. Marric) idealized Scotland Yard that always got its man (never a woman as far as I can recall). Gideon appeared in 26 novels, 21 of which were written by Creasey between 1955 and 1976. A further 5 novels by were written by Willian Vivian Butler.
George Gideon, Commander of Scotland Yard (he is a Detective Superintendent in the first novel, Gideon’s Day but is Commander after that), known as G.G. or Gee-Gee to his colleagues, always knows exactly what has to be done to avoid a catastrophe. Gideon has a hands-on approach to solving crime and occasionally even physically battles criminals. He is universally respected by his staff, but they get out of his way when his temper is aroused.
Even policemen have families and he is married to Kate. They have six children and Penny, their youngest, marries Alec Hobbs, Gideon's deputy and a widower. By the time Gideon's Way was published (after Creasey’s death in 1973), Alec and Penny have a son, George.
Books by Marric and other authors are available from Mystery & Mayhem on the home age under various categories such as Tough Guy PI.