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The F.B.I.: (ABC: 1965-1974) see: TELEVISION The F.B.I. In Peace and War: Radio (CBS: 1944-1958) "Max Faccioni": fictional detective; Max Faccioni The Face of Fear: made-for-TV movie (1971) executive producer: Quinn Martin; director: George McGowan; adapted: from the E. V. Cunningham novel Sally (1967); starring: Elizabeth Ashley, Ricardo Montalban, Jack Warden; "'Peekaboo' Frankie Fagan": fictional private eye; "Peekaboo" Frankie Fagan Terrence Faherty: Terence Faherty best known for the "Owen Keene" and "Scott Elliott" novel series: * the "Owen Keene" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Owen Keane, Law Firm Researcher of New Jersey: * Deadstick [1991] * Live to Regret [1992] * The Lost Keats [1992] * Die Dreaming [1994] * Prove the Nameless [1996] * The Ordained [1997] * the "Scott Elliott" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Scott Elliott, Private Investigator of Hollywood, California: * Kill Me Again [1996] * Come Back Dead [1997] * Raise the Devil [2000] A. A. Fair: pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner A. A. Faire: pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner Roger Fairbairn: pseudonym of John Dickson Carr "Ford Fairlane": fictional detective; Ford Fairlane Gerard Fairlie (1 Nov 1899-Apr 1983) British author; Sandhurst; served in Scots Guards; Army heavyweight boxer; rose to Lt.-Colonel; Croix de Guerre and Bronze Star; golf writer; British and American cinema company screenwriter; 1924 Olympic bobsleigh team: * 32 mystery/detective novels with series characters Victor Caryll, Bulldog Drummond (created by Sapper), Johnny Macall, Mr.Malcolm * 3 unrelated novels * 2 plays * 15 screenplays * 5 nonfiction books (biography, autobiography) Melville Fairr: see Craig Rice Linda Fairstein; New York City; Linda Fairstein also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Alexandra Cooper, Assistant District Attorney of New York City include: * Like To Die [Scribner, June, 1997] Neurosurgery and murder * Final Jeopardy [Scribner, 1996] * Cold Hit [1999] * The Deadhouse [2001] Other Books: * Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape [Berkley Press, 1994] True crime. "New York Times" Notable Book 1994 Lori Fairweather: Lori Fairweather "Marcus Didius Falco": fictional detective; Marcus Didius Falco "The Falcon": see: TELEVISION see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT see also: The Falcon "Dan Falconer": fictional detective {to be done} Margaret Falk; Tucson, Arizona; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * The Desert Waits [Kensington] * Dark Horse [Zebra] "Jesse Falkenstein": L.A. lawyer/sleuth character in the fiction of Elizabeth Linington (under pseudonym Lesley Egan) Richard Falkirk: pseudonym of Derek Lambert The Fall Guy: (ABC: 1981-1986) see: TELEVISION The Fallen Sparrow: movie (RKO: 1943) director: Richard Wallace; adapted: from the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes (1942); starring: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Gregory Fallis, no known Web page Ann C. Fallon; Forest Hills, New York; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include * the "James Fleming" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring James Fleming, Solicitor of Dublin, Ireland: * Hour of Our Death [Pocket, 1995] * Potter's Field [Pocket, 1993] * Dead Ends [Pocket, 1992] * Where Death Lies [Pocket, 1991] * Blood Is Thicker [Pocket, 1990] Martin Fallon: pseudonym of Jack Higgins Terry Fain, no known Web page Ann C. Fallon, no known Web page "Fame is the Name of the Game": see "The Name of the Game" Family Plot: movie (Universal: 1976); director: Alfred Hitchcock (his final film); adapted: from the novel The Rainbird Pattern [1972] by Victor Canning; starring: William Devane, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Fanatic: U.K. Gothic/Mystery/Detective movie (Hammer: 1965); USA title: Die! Die! My Darling; director: Anthony Hinds; adapted: from the novel Nightmare [1961] by Elizabeth Linington (under psuedonym Anne Blaisdell); starring: Stephanie Powers, Tallulah Bankhead; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Martin and Richard Fane": private detective brothers, both sons of mystery novelist Jonathan Fane and wife Evelyn Fane, all characters in the fiction of John Creasey (under pseudonym Michael Halliday) "Fortune Fanelli": fictional detective; Fortune Fanelli "Harry Fannin": fictional detective {to be done} "Fanshawe's Friend": fictional detective; Fanshawe's Friend "Kate Fansler": literature professor/sleuth in the fiction of Amanda Cross "Frank and Steve Faraday": fictional detectives; Frank and Steve Faraday (Faraday and Co.) "Mike Faraday": fictional detective; Mike Faraday "Faraday and Co.": fictional detectives; Faraday and Co. "Fargo": award-winning murder mystery film; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Neal Fargo": fictional detective; Neal Fargo Carol Farley, no known Web page Jerrilyn Farmer: Jerrilyn Farmer Best-known for her "Madeline Bean" novel series about a caterer/sleuth of Hollywood, California: * Sympathy for the Devil [1998] * Immaculate Reception [1999] * Killer Wedding [2000] * Dim Sum Dead [2001] S. Farnham-Diggory, no known Web page "Buddy Faro and Bob Jones": fictional detectives; Buddy Faro and Bob Jones Caroline Farr: see Carter Brown John Farr: see Jack Webb "Brodie Farrell": fictional private eye; Brodie Farrell Gillian Farrell: * the "Annie McGrogan" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Annie McGrogan, Actress of New York City: * Alibi for an Actress [1992] * Murder and a Muse [1994] "Wesley Farrell": fictional detective; Wesley Farrell Gail E. Farrelly; Bronxville, New York; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Beaned in Boston [Chicago Spectrum Press, 1997] 1997 Washington Irving Book Selection list; "...frisky as a foal...an auspicious debut..." --Washington Times Howard [Melvin] Fast (11 Nov 1914-?): wrote under pseudonym E. V. Cunningham; New Yorker, served Office of War Information and Army Film Project, son is writer Jonathan Fast, Far East War Correspondant for Esquire and Coronet magazines, university teacher, jailed 1947 for Contempt of Congress; Founder of World Peace Movement; Member, World Peace Council; Publisher, Blue Heron Press; Member, Fellowship for Reconciliation; Congressional Candidate (American-Labor Party, New York, 1952); winner 1933 Bread Loaf Writers Conference Award; winner, 1944 Schomburg Race Relations Award; winner 1947 Newspaper Guild Award; winner 1948 Jewish Book Council of America Award; winner 1954 Stalin International Peach Prize; winner 1960 Screenwriters Award; winner 1962 National Association of Independent Schools Award: * 21 mystery/detective novels with series character John Comaday, Larry Cohen, Harvey Krim; Masao Masuto (attached to Beverly Hills Police Department); (some under pseudonym Walter Ericson) (some with single-word titles which are the names of female protagonists) * 31 other novels (historical, political) * 7 story collection (3 science fiction) * 5 plays * 1 screenplay * 2 teleplays * 1 book of poetry * 18 other books (juvenile, judaica, historical, political, zen) * 2 books edited (Tom Paine, Theodore Dreiser) "The Fat Man": radio series detective created by Dashiell Hammett (ABC: 1946-1951); film of the same name (Universal: 1951); director: Brad Runyon; starring: J. Scott Smart as The Fat Man; Emmett Kelly (famous clown at Ringling Bros, whom I saw from 6 inches away as a boy); Rock Hudson, Julie London, Jayne Meadows. The Fat Man (Brad Runyon) William R. Fatout, no known Web page Florence Faulkner, no known Web page William [Cuthbert] Faulkner (25 Sep 1897-6 July 1962) one of America's most famous authors, who most certainly wrote explicit mystery/detective fiction, crime-related fiction, and fiction stylistically informed by mystery/detective novels (which he loved); University of Mississippi; Royal Canadian Air Force; 1929 married Estelle Oldham Franklin, one daughter; worked in University of Mississippi post office; wrote for Time-Picayune while living in New Orelans; moved to Paris; travelled in England, Italy, Switzerland; returned Oxford, Mississippi; full-time writer and screenwriter (MGM, 20th century Fox, Warner Bros.); writer-in-residence, University of Virginia; 1939 member National Institute of Arts and Letters; 1939 and 1949 winner O. Henry Award; 1950 Howells Medal; 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature; 1951 and 1955 National Book Award; 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prize; 1962 American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal; William Faulkner Anna Katherine Green School subgenre * 4 crime-related novels: * Sanctuary [New York: Cape and Smith, 1931] rape, murder, gangsters, courtroom scenes * Light in August [New York: Smith and Haas, 1932] told from murderer's point of view * Abalom, Absalom! [New York: Random House, 1936] detective story atmosphere to reconstruct Civil War history * Intruder in the Dust [New York: Random House, 1948] * 1 collection of crime-related short stories: * Knight's Gambit New York: Random House, 1949] * 1930 detective story "Smoke" * "An Error in Chemistry" missed 1st place by one vote in 1946 Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine contest * 13 unrelated novels * 15 unrelated story collections * 5 plays * 7 screenplays, including: * The Big Sleep (with Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman) from Raymond Chandler novel * 6 books of poetry * 12 other books (including posthumously edited collections) Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Félix": fictional detective; Félix Kenneth [Flexner] Fearing (28 July 1902-26 June 1961) journalist, staff writer for Time magazine, freelance writer, poet; winner 1936 and 1939 Guggenheim Fellowship: * 5 mystery/detective/intrigue thriller novels: * The Big Clock [1946] * Dagger of the Mind [1941] * Loneliest Girl in the World [1951] * The Generous Heart [1954] * The Crozart Story * 3 unrelated novels * 7 books of poetry "Fearless Fosdick": (NBC: 1952) Adapted from "Li'l Abner" comic strip; prime-time TV puppet series; see: TELEVISION Connie Feddersen: Union City, Oklahoma; Connie Fedderson also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * the "Amanda Hazard" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Amanda Hazard, CPA, and Nick Thorn, Police Chief of Vamoose, Oklahoma: * Dead in the Water [1993] * Dead in the Cellar [1994] * Dead in the Melon Patch [1995] * Dead in the Dirt [1996] * Dead in the Mud [1997] * Dead in the Driver's Seat [1998] * Dead in the Hay [1999] * Previously listed on the Ultimate Mystery/Detective Web Guide as the titles (alternate titles? Bristih titles?): * Dead In The Chevy [Kensington, Forthcoming: June 1998] * Dead In The Mud [Kensington] * Dead In The Dirt [Kensington] * Dead In the Melon Patch [Zebra] * Dead In The Cellar [Zebra] * Dead In The Water [Zebra] H. K. Feder: young adult mystery/detective books {to be done} David Feintuch: attorney/author best-known for Heinleinesque novel series about a space navy hero's rise through the ranks, in a Horatio Hornblower set as Science Fiction; but also that series involves mysterious murders, and David David Feintuch is serious about the Myery/Detective genre; David Feintuch Dean Feldmeyer: * the "Rev. Dan Thompson" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Rev. Dan Thompson, Methodist Minister of Black Hills, Kentucky: * Viper Quarry [1994] * Pitchfork Hollow [1995] Charles Felix: Charles Felix @ MGrost "Dr. Gideon Fell": headmaster/lexicographer sleuth in the fiction of John Dickson Carr "Fred C. Fellows": police chief character in the fiction of Hillary Waugh The Felony Squad: (ABC: 1966-1969) see: TELEVISION "George Felse, Bunty Felse, and Dominic Felse": detective family in the fiction of Ellis Peters The Femmes Fatale: The Femmes Fatale * Toni L. P. Kelner * Susan Rogers Cooper * Charlaine Harris * Teri Holbrook * Sujata Massey * D.R. (Doris) Meredith * Marlys Milhiser * Elizabeth Daniels Squire "Gervase Fen": Oxford Don/sleuth character in the fiction of Edmund Crispin Andrew Fenady, no known Web page "Martin Fender": fictional detective; Martin Fender Ruth Fenisong (?-1978): * 22 mystery/detective novels with series character "Captain Gridley Nelson" Tony Fennelly; New Orleans; e-mail Tony Fennelly no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * the "Matthew Sinclair" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Matthew Sinclair, Antiques Dealer of New Orleans, Louisiana: * The Glory Hole Murders [1985] * The Closet Hanging [1987] * Kiss Yourself Goodbye [1989] * the "Margo Fortier" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Margo Fortier, Gossip Columnist and Ex-Topless Dancer of New Orleans, Louisiana: * 1 (900) D-E-A-D [St. Martin's, 1996] * The Hippie in the Wall [St. Martin's, 1994] "Dave Fenner": fictional detective; Dave Fenner "Jack Fenner": fictional detective; Jack Fenner Elizabeth Fenwick [Way] (1920-): * 14 mystery/detective novels -- psychological horror of inbred communities * 4 unrelated novels "John 'Scottie' Ferguson": fictional detective; John 'Scottie' Ferguson Tom Ferguson, no known Web page "Fernanda": fictional detective {to be done} Betty Ferm, no known Web page Elizabeth Ferrars: pseudonym of Morna Doris Brown (nee Mactaggart) (6 Sep 1907-): Burma-born British author with journalism degree; founding member Crime Writers Association; 1981 winner Crime Writers Association Red Herring Award * 54 mystery/detective novels with series characters Toby Dyke, Virginia Freer, and Andrew Basnett [published in USA under pseudonym E. X. Ferrars] typically polite suspense thrillers with Scottish or English (sometimes more exotic) backgrounds and smart sympathetic characters dragged into situations less civilized than they prefer: * the "Andrew Basnett" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Andrew Basnett, retired Professor of Botany, in England: * Something Wicked [1983] * Root of All Evil [1984] * The Crime and the Crystal [1985] set in Australia * The Other Devil's Name [1986] * A Murder Too Many [1988] * Smoke Without Fire [1990] * A Hobby of Murder [1994] * A Choice of Evils [1995] * the "Toby Dyke" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Toby Dyke, Reporter of Devon, England: * Give a Corpse a Bad Name [1940] * Rehearsals for Murder [1940] also titled: Remove the Bodies * Murder of a Suicide [1941] also titled: Death in Botanist's Bay * The Shape of a Stain [1942] also titled: Don't Monkey with Murder * Neck in a Noose [1942] also titled: Your Neck in a Noose * the "Virginia and Felix Freer" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Virginia Freer, Physiotherapist, and Felix Freer, Thief of London, England: * Last Will and Testament [1978] * In at the Kill [1978] * Frog in the Throat [1980] * Thinner Than Water [1981] * Death of a Minor Character [1983] * I Met Murder [1985] * Woman Slaughter [1989] * Sleep of the Unjust [1990] * Beware of the Dog [1992] * 1 collection of mystery/detective stories * 1 book edited "Ferrell": fictional private eye; Ferrell Robert Ferrigno, no known Web page Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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G. G. Fickling: pseudonym for joint work by Forest Ellison Fickling (1925-) and Gloria Gautraud Fickling; both journalists and mystery/detective authors; best known for their "Honey West" series see: TELEVISION "Fiddler": fictional detective; Fiddler Jean Fiedler, no known Web page Jacqueline Fiedler: * the "Caroline Canfield" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Caroline Canfield, American Artist: * Tiger's Palette [1998] * Sketches with Wolves [1999] Temple Field: see Raoul Whitfield Joy Fielding: Joy Fielding home page "Eliza Figg": fictional detective; Eliza Figg Final Notice: made-for-TV movie (USA Cable Network: 1989) director: Steven Hilliard Stern; adapted: from the novel [1980] by Jonathan Valin; starring: Gil Gerard as P.I. Harry Stoner; Steve Landesburg, Melody Anderson; see: TELEVISION "Inspector Finch": Essex character in the fiction of June Thomson "Finder of Lost Loves": {to be done} Jay Finkelstein: Jay Finkelstein "Frances Finn": fictional private eye; Frances Finn "Hippolytus Finn": fictional detective; Hippolytus Finn Robert Finnegan: pseudonym of Paul William Ryan (1906-14 Aug 1947) sailor, Hollywood bookstore worker, writer for International Longshoreman' and Warehouseman's Union; WPA Writers' Project; Director of Public Relations, CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations); "CIO Reporter on the Air"; "Daily People;s World" columnist; National Maritime Union broadcast producer; active in Communist Party: * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Dan Banion * 9 unrelated books under pseudonym Paul W. Ryan and as Mike Quin Howard Finney: Howard Finney @ MGrost Jack Finney: pseudonym of Walter Braden Finney (1911-1995) Born in Milwaukee; educated at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; married Marguerite Guest, one son, one daughter Jack Finney @ AlphaRalpha Mystery and SF novelist, including "The Body Snatchers" which became the classic film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (Link to be done) * 4 mystery/detective novels: * Five Against the House [New York: Doubleday, 1954] * The House of Numbers [New York: Dell, 1957] * Assault on a Queen [New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959] * The Night People [New York: Doubleday, 1977] * 1 mystery/detective story collection: * Forgotten News: The Crime of the Century and Other Lost Stories [New York: Doubleday, 1983] * 3 science fiction novels: * The Body Snatchers [New York: Dell, 1955] revised edition as Invasion of the Body Snatchers [Dell, 1961] * The Woodrow Wilson Dime [New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968] * Time and Again [New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970] * 2 unrelated novels * Good Neighbor Sam * Marion's Wall * 2 collections of science fiction stories: * The Third Level [New York: Rinehart, 1957] * I Love Galseburg in the Springtime: Fantasy and Time Stories [New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963] * 1 play Dr. Mary Finney: see Matthew Head The First Deadly Sin: (Filmways: 1980) director: Brian G. Hutton; adapted: from the novel [1973] by Lawrence Sanders; starring: Frank Sinatra as Inspector Delaney, David Dukes, George Coe, Faye Dunaway, Brenda Vacaro, Martin Gabel, Anthony Zerbe, James Whitmore; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Bruno Fischer (29 June 1908-) Berlin-born American author; 1934 married Ruth Miller, 1 son, 1 daughter; "Socialist Call" editor; Collier Books executive editor Bruno Fischer @ MGrost * 25 mystery/detective novels with series characters Ben Helm, Rick Train often involving grusesome or shocking crimes in upstate New York * over 200 short stories in the "shudder pulps", mostly under the pseudonym Russell Gray Robert L. Fish, full name Robert Lloyd Fish (21 Aug 1912-1981) Born in Cleveland; 1933 B.S. Case School of Applied Science; 3 years National Guard; 1935 married Mamie Kates, 2 daughters; management in Firestone Tire and Rubber; consulting engineer travelling to Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, England, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Venezuela; 1962 Edgar Allan Poe award of Mystery Writers of America for best novel; 1971 Edgar Allan Poe award of Mystery Writers of America for best short story; 1978 President of Mystery Writers of America: * 23 mystery/detective novels with series characters Carruthers, Simpson, and Briggs; Captain Jose da Silva; Kek Huuygens * 7 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Robert L. Pike, with series characters Lieutenant Clancy, Lieutenant Jim Reardon * 3 mystery/detective story collections with series characters Sherlock Holmes, Huuygens * 1 unrelated novel * 4 other books, 3 under pseudonym Lawrence Roberts * 2 mystery/detective anthologies edited "Syd Fish": fictional detective; Syd Fish Barry Fisher: Barry Fisher Director of Scientific Services, L.A. County Sheriffs "Bob Fisher": fictional private eye; Bob Fisher Lawrence V. Fisher, no known Web page Nancy Fisher, no known Web page "Natalie Dauntless Fisher": fictional detective; Natalie Dauntless Fisher Steve Fisher: full name Stephen Gould Fisher (1912-27 Mar 1980) American; served in and wrote for Navy; pulp writer; screenwriter/TV writer * 15 mystery/detective novels with series character Sheridan Doome of which one was under pseudonym Grant Lane and two under pseudonym Stephen Gould * 4 unrelated novels (naval) * 1 play * 51 produced screenplays * 200+ teleplays (McMillan and Wife; Starsky and Hutch; Barnaby Jones) Joseph Fulling Fishman: Joseph Fulling Fishman @ MGrost Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, "Fine Words", no known Web page "Ginny Fistoulari and Mick Axbrewder": fictional detectives; Ginny Fistoulari and Mick Axbrewder Janet Fitch: Janet Fitch Mary Fitt: pseudonym of Kathleen Freeman (22 Jun 1897-21 Feb 1959) British academic lecturer (Classical Greek) and mystery/detective novelist * 29 mystery/detective novels with series character Superintendent Mallett * 1 mystery/detective story collection * 7 unrelated novels under pseudonym Kathleen Freeman * 1 unrelated story collection under pseudonym Kathleen Freeman * 11 unrelated nonfiction books (History, Greek Classics, Biography) * 4 books edited (Greece) * 4 books translated (Greece) * 12 juvenile books (fiction and nonfiction) as Mary Fitt Eric Fitzgerald: pseudonym of Gil Brewer (?-9 Jan 1983) soldier, warehouse worker, gas station worker, cannery worker, book seller, resided in Florida: * 7 uncollected short stories under pseudonym Eric Fitzgerald * 33 mystery/detective novels under name Gil Brewer, with series character Al Mundy (1951-70) most about man falling under spell of designing woman * 50 short stories in own name * 11 short stories under pseudonym Bailey Morgan F. Scott Fitzgerald: F. Scott Fitzgerald The Rinehart School subgenre "Kevin Fitzgerald": fictional detective {to be done} Nigel Fitzgerald (1906-) Irish actor/author, former President of Irish Actor's Equity Association: * 12 mystery/detective novels with series characters Inspector/Superintendent Duffy, Alan Russell, mostly involving extreme violence in rural Ireland "Jill Fitzpatrick": fictional private eye; Jill Fitzpatrick "Kevin Fitzpatrick": fictional detective; Kevin Fitzpatrick Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Conan Flagg": fictional private eye; Conan Flagg "Flamond": fictional detective; Flamond Dale Furutani Flanagan: * Death In Little Tokyo James L. Flanagan, no known Web page Olivia S. Flanagan, no known Web page William G. Flanagan, no known Web page Jimmy Flannery: see Robert Campbell Sean Flannery: pseudonym of David Hagberg (1942-) "Dixie Flannigan": fictional detective; Dixie Flannigan "Hip Flask": fictional detective; Hip Flask "Robert Fléchieux": fictional detective; Robert Fléchieux Juliann Evans Fleenor, no known Web page Ian Fleming, full name Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908-12 Aug 1964): British author who almost single-handedly revived the espionage thriller genre with James Bond, 007. Ian Fleming Born in London; educated at Eton College, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; language student, Universities of Geneva and Munich; Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve; personal assistant to Director of Naval Intelligence, as Lieutenant; 1952 married Anne Geraldin Charteris, one son; Reuters News Agency's Moscow Correspondent; employed by merchant bankers Cull and Company; stockbroker, Rowe and Pittman; London Times' Moscow Correspondent; Thompson newspapers' Foreign Manager; Book Collector publisher; Order of the Dannebrog: * 11 espionage thriller novels with series character James Bond: * Casino Royale [London: Cape, 1954; New York: Macmillan, 1954] a.k.a. You Asked For It [New York: Popular Library, 1955] * Live and Let Die [London: Cape, 1954; New York: Macmillan, 1955] * Moonraker [London: Cape, 1955; New York: Macmillan, 1955] a.k.a. Too Hot to Handle [New York: Permabooks, 1957] * Diamonds are Forever [London: Cape, 1956; New York: Macmillan, 1956] * From Russia, With Love [London: Cape, 1957; New York: Macmillan, 1957] * Doctor No [London: Cape, 1958; New York: Macmillan, 1958] * Goldfinger [London: Cape, 1959; New York: Macmillan, 1959] * Thunderball [London: Cape, 1961; New York: Macmillan, 1961] * The Spy Who Loved Me [London: Cape, 1962; New York: Viking, 1962] * On Her Majesty's Secret Service [London: Cape, 1963; New York: New American Library, 1963] * You Only Live Twice [London: Cape, 1964; New York: New American Library, 1964] * The Man With The Golden Gun [London: Cape, 1965; New York: New American Library, 1965] * 2 espionage thriller story collections with series character James Bond: * For Your Eyes Only: Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond [London: Cape, 1960; New York: Viking, 1960] * Octopussy, and The Living Daylights [London: Cape, 1966; New York: New American Library, 1966] * 1 unrelated novel: * The Diamond Smugglers * 1 screenplay (Thunderball) * 3 other books: * Thrilling Cities * Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang(juvenile) (1964-1965) * Ian Fleming Introduces Jamaica "Jack Fleming": fictional private eye; Jack Fleming Joan Fleming, full name Joan Margaret Fleming (27 Mar 1908-15 Nov 1980) British medical secretary; 1962 winner Golden Daggar Award of Crime Writers Association: * 33 mystery/detective novels with series character Nuri Iskirlak ( a Turkish philosopher) * 7 unrelated books (travel and juvenile) Oliver Fleming: see Philip MacDonald G. T. Fleming-Roberts: G. T. Fleming-Roberts @ MGrost "Fletch": a.k.a. Irwin Maurice Fletcher, character in the fiction of Gregory McDonald, appearing in 9 novels, and made into two movies: * Fletch (Universal, 1985) starring Chevy Chase * Fletch Lives (Universal, 1989) starring Chevy Chase see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Fletch "Diane Fletcher": fictional detective; Diane Fletcher "I. M. Fletcher": fictional private eye; I. M. Fletcher Jessica Fletcher: see Donald Bain J. S. Fletcher, full name Joseph Smith Fletcher (7 Feb 1863-30 Jan 1935) British journalist, columnist, magazine editor, poet, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; his popularity was boosted by his extraordinary rate of productivity and his being highly favored by President Woodrow Wilson (just as Ian Fleming's popularity was boosted by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy): * 92 mystery/detective novels with series characters Ronald Camberwell, Sergeant Charlesworth, Richard Goulburn, Inspector Skarratt * 36 unrelated novels (mostly Historical) * 7 story collections * 1 play * 11 books of poetry * 27 other books (Biography, Religion, Travel, History) J. S. Fletcher @ MGrost "Johnny Fletcher and Sam Cragg": fictional detectives; Johnny Fletcher and Sam Cragg Lucille Fletcher (28 Mar 1912-): American music librarian, publicity writer, copy writer; winner 1959 Edgar Allan Poe Award: * 5 mystery/detective novels with psychological/suspense emphasis, often with ocean-going or riverrine settings * 1 unrelated novel * 4 plays (one broadcast by co-author Norman Corwin) * 1 screenplay * 8 radio plays plus epsiodes of "Suspense" and "Mercury Theatre on Air" series "Virgil Fletcher": fictional detective; Virgil Fletcher Richard Fliegel, no known Web page "Vic Flint": fictional detective; Vic Flint "Jack Flippo": fictional detective; Jack Flippo Fletcher Flora (20 May 1914-1968) American, served in Army Infantry (Leyte, Luzon, New Guinea) as Sergeant; married, 3 children; teacher and educator for public schools and as Army advisor; now has a cult following, but was relatively neglected in his lifetime: * 16 mystery/detective novels * 60+ uncollected mystery/detective short stories Kate Clark Flora; Concord, Massachusetts: Kate Flora also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Thea Kozak (Educational consultant) of Boston, Massachusetts include: * Death In Paradise [1999] * An Educated Death [Forge, October 1997] * Death At The Wheel [Forge, 1996] * Death In A Funhouse Mirror [Forge, 1995] * Chosen For Death [Forge, 1994] Pat Flower, full name Patricia Mary Bryson Flower (1914-1978) Australia-resident British author: * 15 mystery/detective novels with series characters Inspector Swinton, and Sergeant Primrose (both Australian) often based on neurotic or psychotic killers versus capable professional women, or the stressed-out victim who thinks he's becoming crazy * 13 radio- and teleplays * 1 book of poetry "Purkis and Wilburt Flower": fictional private eyes; Purkis and Wilburt Flower Anna Flowers; Satellite Beach, Florida; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors True Crime books include: * Bound to Die [Pinnacle] Bobby Joe Long case * Blind Fury [Pinnacle] prolific killer Anna Flowers-Brotemarkle, no known Web page R. Barri Flowers; Lake Oswego, Oregon; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors True Crime and mystery/detective-related books include: * The Sex Slave Murders [St. Martin's] The husband-wife serial killer case of Gerald and Charlene Gallego * Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates: An Exploration of Female Criminality and Delinquency [McFarland] hardcover * The Victimization and Exploitation of Women and Children: A Study of Physical, Mental and Sexual Maltreatment in the United States [McFarland] hardcover * The Adolescent Criminal: An Examination Of Today's Juvenile Offender [McFarland] hardcover * Demographics And Criminality: The Characteristics Of Crime In America [Greenwood Press] hardcover * Minorities And Criminality [Praeger, paperback; Greenwood Press] hardcover * Women And Criminality: The Woman As Victim, Offender, And Practitioner [Greenwood Press] hardcover * Children And Criminality: The Child As Victimm And Perpetrator [Greenwood Press] hardcover "C. J. Floyd": fictional detective; C. J. Floyd Joanne Fluke: * the "Hannah Swensen" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Hannah Swensen, Bakery Owner of Lake Eden, Minnesota: * Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder [2000] * Strawberry Shortcake Murder [2001] Joseph Flynn, no known Web page "Laura Flynn": fictional private eye; Laura Flynn "Michael Flynn": fictional detective; Michael Flynn T. T. Flynn @ MGrost "Wolf J. Flywheel": fictional detective; Wolf J. Flywheel Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Malachy Foley": fictional detective; Malachy Foley Rae Foley: pseudonym of Elinore Dunniston (1900-24 May 1978): * 43 mystery/detective novels with series characters John Harland, Hiram Potter often blending aspects of crime, romance, and suspense genres * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Dennis Allan * 1 unrelated novel * 4 nonfiction books (espionage, Postal Inspectors, juvenile) * 1 book translated Ken Follett, full name Kenneth Martin Follett (5 June 1949-) Wales-born British author; married, 1 son, 1 daughter; reporter, rock columnist, book editor; winner 1979 Edgar Allan Poe Award Ken Follett home page Ken Follett tribute * Best-known for 4 conspiratorial modern pseudo-history suspense novels: * Eye of the Needle (a.k.a. Storm island) (1978) * The Key to Rebecca (1980) * Triple (1979) * The Man from St. Petersburg (1982) * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Symon Myles, with series character Apples Carstairs * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Piers Roper * 2 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Zachary Stone * 1 teleplay * 1 juvenile "Lew Fonesca": fictional detective; Lew Fonesca "Ernie Fontenot": fictional detective; Ernie Fontenot Hulbert Footner: full name William Hulbert Footner (2 Apr 1879-25 Nov 1944): American-resident Canadian novelist, playwright, actor, and journalist: * 36 mystery/detective thriller novels with series characters Amos Lee Mappin, Rosika Storey * 6 mystery/detective story collections * 15 unrelated novels (mostly Canadian Historical adventures) * 1 play produced * 2 screenplays * 6 other books (travel, biography, geography) Hulbert Footner Unaligned American Golden Age Crime Fiction subgenre "Angela Fopeano": fictional detective; Angela Fopeano "Mark Foran": fictional detective; Mark Foran Brian Forbes, no known Web page Daniel Forbes: see Michael Kenyon "Rusty Forbes": fictional private eye; Rusty Forbes Stanton Forbes, a.k.a. De Loris S. Forbes, full name Deloris Stanton Forbes (10 July 1923-): American author, broadcaster, newspaper editor, and clothing store owner, resident in French West Indies, no known Web page: * 20 mystery/detective novels * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Forbes Rydell (co-authored with Helen Rydell) * 15 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Tobias Wells, with series character Knute Severson J. D. Forbes, no known Web page Elbur Ford, see Victoria Holt "Elvis Ford": fictional private eye in "The Strip"; Elvis Ford G. M. Ford: * mystery/detective novels with series character Leo Waterman (Seattle private eye with alcoholic sidekicks, himself a rebellious counterculture branch of a wealthy family) * The Deader the Better [2000] * Bum's Rush [Avon, Mar 1998] ISBN 0-380-7276-3-3 mass market paperback, 314 pp., (Waterman) Librarian commits $200,000 computer crime and record producer may have engineered the death of a Grunge Rock star; can these cases be related? * Slow Burn [Avon, Mar 1998] ISBN 0-380-9755-6-4, trade hardcover, 281 pp., (Waterman) Posh Seattle hotel hosts international culinary convention, where steak-house rivals plan to damage each other in a way that incenses animal rights activists, and a food critic turns up dead. Critics point out parallels with Nero Wolfe novels "Some Buried Ceasar" and "Too Many Cooks" and other mystery fan in-jokes. * Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? [Avon, Oct 1996] ISBN 0-380-7276-1-7, mass market paperback, 320 pp., (Waterman) Introduces the character Leo Waterman, who has to track down the missing granddaughter of a mobster pal of Waterman's father, while tangling with Puget Sound ecological activists, and avenging the death of one of his down-and-out assistants. Title is a pun on "Juan de Fuca", a geographic location * Cast in Stone [Walker, Apr 1996, hardcover; Avon, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-380-7276-2-5, mass market paperback, 295 pp., (Waterman) Marge Sundstrom (a friend) finds that her son Nicky has died in a boating mishap-- but is it accident or murder? Leo Waterman finds depths of misdirection and colorful Seattle settings as Nicky's widow also dies in shady circumstances. e-mail G.M. Ford Leslie Ford: pseudonym of Zenith Brown (nee Jones): American professor of Greek, Philosophy, and English Literature; magazine editor; U.S. Air Force correspondant in World War II (England and Pacific Theater) Leslie Ford The Rinehart School subgenre * 31 mystery/detective thriller novels with series characters Lieutenant Joseph Kelley, Grace Latham, Colonel John Primrose * 15 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym David Frome, with series character Major Gregory Lewis, Evan Pinkerton * 1 mystery/detective story collection under pseudonym David Frome * 3 novels under pseudonym Brenda Conrad Foreign Correspondent: movie (Walter Wanger: 1940) director: Alfred Hitchcock; starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, Albert Basserman; Robert Benchley cameo; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Norman Forest: see Nigel Morland Bruce M. Forester, no known Web page Katherine V. Forrest; San Francisco: Katherine V. Forrest Best known for the "Kate Delafield" novel series; bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Katherine V. Forrest @ MGrost * the "Kate Delafield" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Kate Delafield, Homicide Detective of Los Angeles, California: * Sleeping Bones [1999] * Apparition Alley [1997] * Liberty Square [Putnam Berkley Prime Crime, 1996] hardcover * Murder by Tradition [Naiad Press, 1991] Winner: Lambda Literary Award, Best Lesbian Mystery * The Beverly Malibu [Naiad Press, 1989] Winner: Lambda Literary Award, Best Lesbian Mystery * Murder At The Nightwood Bar [Naiad Press, 1987] Winner: Lambda Literary Award, Best Lesbian Mystery Filmed in 1996 (?) directed by Tim Hunter {hotlink to be done} * Amateur City [Naiad Press, 1984] Richard Forrest, full name Richard Stockton Forrest (8 May 1932-) American actor/author who served U.S. Army in Korea, worked in Life Insurance: * 8 mystery/detective novels with series characters Lyon and Bea Wentworth (mostly based in Connecticut, with Bea a feminist State Senator) * A Child's Garden of Death [1975] * The Wizard of Death [1977] * Death through the Looking Glass [1978] * The Death in the Willows [1979] * The Death at Yew Corner [1981] * Death under the Lilacs [1985] * Death on the Mississippi [1989] * The Pied Piper of Death [1997] * 3 novels under pseudonym Stockton Woods Andrew Forrester, Jr.: Andrew Forrester, Jr. Casebook Fiction subgenre Ann L. Forsaith, no known Web page Rebecca Forster; Los Angeles; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Legal thrillers and mystery/detective books include: * Character Witness [Pinnacle Books] USA Today: "The real LA Law...it's fun stuff." * Keeping Counsel [Zebra] 1996 "USA Today Top Seller" Frederick Forsyth (1938-) British journalist, BBC reporter; winner 1971 and 1983 Edgar Allan Poe Award; one of the leading authors of suspense thrillers: * The Day of the Jackal [London: Hutchinson, 1971; New York: Viking, 1971] * The Odessa File [London: Hutchinson, 1972; New York: Viking, 1972] * The Dogs of War [London: Hutchinson, 1974; New York: Viking, 1974] * The Devil's Alternative [London: Hutchinson, 1979; New York: Viking, 1980] * The Fourth Protocol [London: Hutchinson, 1984; New York: Viking, 1984] Also: * 1 collection of stories * 1 unrelated novel * 1 nonfiction book (Africa) "Socrates Fortlow": fictional detective; Socrates Fortlow "Dan Fortune": Chelsea Manhattan private eye character in the fiction of Michael Collins; Dan Fortune Mary Fortune: Mary Fortune Casebook Fiction subgenre "Reggie Fortune": aristocratic British physician/sleuth character in the fiction of H. C. Bailey "Rocky Fortune": fictional detective; Rocky Fortune Marion Foster: see Shirley Shea Richard Foster: pseudonym of Ken Crossen, full name Kendell Foster Crossen (25 July 1910-28 Nov 1981): * 7 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Richard Foster, with series characters Pete Draco and Chin Kwang Kham (Tibetan) * 6 mystery/detective novels as Ken Crossen , with series characters Jason Jones and Necessary Smith * 21 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym M. E. Chaber, with series character Milo March * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Christopher Monig, with series character Brian Brett * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Clay Richards, with series character Grant Kirby * many uncollected stories * 4 unrelated novels (2 science fiction) * 2 nonfiction books * editor: * Murder Calvacade [New York: Dell, 1946] * Adventures in Tomorrow [New York: Greenberg, 1951; London: Lane, 1953] science fiction * Future Tense: New and Old Tales of Science Fiction [New York: Greenberg, 1952; London: Lane, 1954] "Jim Fossler": fictional detective {to be done} Kitty Foth, no known Web page Foul Play: Comedy/Thriller movie (Paramount: 1978) director: Colin Higgins; starring: Goldie Hawn as Gloria Mundy, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Rachel Roberts, Billy Barty, Dudley Moore; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT remade as a crummy TV series (CBS, 1981) see: TELEVISION The Four Just Men: characters in the fiction of Edgar Wallace, adapted for Television (Syndicated, 1959) see: TELEVISION Earlene Fowler; Fountain Valley, California; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Benni Harper, Museum Curator of California include: * Goose In The Pond [Berkley Prime Crime, 1997] * Kansas Troubles [Berkley Prime Crime, 1996] Nominated for Agatha Award * Irish Chain [Berkley Prime Crime, 1995] * Fool's Puzzle [Berkley Prime Crime, 1994] Nominated for Agatha Award; 1st in Benni Harper series * Dove In The Window [1998] * Mariner's Compass [1999] * Seven Sisters [2000] * Arkansas Traveler [2001] Sydney Fowler: pseudonym of Sydney Fowler Wright (6 Jan 1874-25 Feb 1965): British accountant, poet, poetry magazine editor, and major Science Fiction author (Go to Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide) : * 25 mystery/detective novels with series characters Professor Blinkwell, Inspector Cauldron, Inpector Cleveland, Mr. Jellipot * 1 mystery/detective story collection * 23 mainstream and science fiction novels * The Amphibians: A Romance of 500,000 Years Hence [London: Merton, 1925] * Deluge [London: self-published, 1927; New York: Cosmopolitan, 1928] * The Island of Captain Sparrow [London: Gollancz, 1928; New York: Cosmopolitan, 1928] * The World Below (includes The Amphibians) a.k.a. The Dwellers [London: Collins, 1929; New York: Longmans, 1930] * Dawn [New York: Cosmopolitan, 1929; London: Harrap, 1931] * Elfwin [London: Harrap, 1930; New York: Longmans, 1930] * Dream, or The Simian Maid [London: Harrap, 1931] * Seven Thousand in Israel [London: Jarrolds, 1931] * Red Ike (co-author J. M. Denwood) [London: Hutchinson, 1931; a.k.a. "Under the Brutchstone", New York: Coward McCann, 1931] * Beyond the Rim [London: Jarrolds, 1932] * Lord's Right in Languedoc [London: Jarrolds, 1933] * Power [London: Jarrolds, 1933] * David [London: Butterworth, 1931] * Prelude in Prague: A Story of the War of 1938 [London: Newnes, 1935; New York: Putnam, 1936] * Four Days War [London: Hale, 1936] * The Screaming Lake [London: Hale, 1937] * Megiddo's Ridge [London: Hale, 1937] * The Hidden Tribe [London: Hale, 1938] * The Adventure of Wyndham Smith [London: Jenkins, 1938] * Ordeal of Barata [London: Jenkins, 1939] * The Siege of Malta: Founded on an Unfinished Romance by Sir Walter Scott [London: Muller, 1942] * The Vengeance of Gwa [London: Books for Today, 1945] * Spiders' War [New York: Abelard Press, 1954] * 3 mainstream and science fiction story collections * 5 books of poetry * 3 other books (politics, Biography of Sir Walter Scott) * 9 books edited (poetry) * 3 books translated (Dante, Dumas pere) James M. Fox: pseudonym of Johannes Matthijs Willem Knipscheer: California-resident naturalized American-citzen author born in The Hague, Netheralnds; attorney (commercial law); legal advisor to Minister of War of Netherlands Government-in-Exile: * 21 mystery/detective novels with series characters Steve Harvester, Sergeant Jerry Long and Sergeant Chuck Conley, John Marshall (Johnny and Suzy Marshall) * 3 unrelated novels (including one under pseudonym Grant Holmes) "Bernie Fox and Sally Sullivan": fictional private eyes in "Mom P.I."; Bernie Fox and Sally Sullivan "Flatfoot Fox": fictional detective; Flatfoot Fox "Harry Fox": fictional detective {to be done}; "Tecumseh Fox": fictional detective; Tecumseh Fox "Thomas Fox": fictional detective; Thomas Fox Beth Foxwell: Beth Foxwell Jack Foxx: pseudonym of Bill Pronzini Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Reynold Frame": writer/photographer narrator/sleuth character in the fiction of Herbert Brean Anatole France: Anatole France @ MGrost The Franchise Affair: U.K. movie (Associated: 1951) director: Lawrence Huntington; adapted: from the novel [1948] by Josephine Tey; starring: Michael Dennison, Dulcie Gray, Anthony Nichols; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Dick Francis, full name Richard Stanley Francis (31 Oct 1921-): Dick Francis British Flying Officer (Royal Air Force), steeplechase jockey, 1953-54 National Hunt Champion, racing correspondant; winner 1965 Silver Dagger Award; winner 1980 Golden Dagger Award; winner 1969 and 1981 Edgar Allan Poe awards; 1984 awarded O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire): no known Web page * 37+ mystery/detective novels with series character Sid Halley or otherwise involved in horseracing: * Dead Cert [1962] Alan York, Jockey * Nerve [1964] Rob Finn, Jockey * For Kicks [1965] Daniel Roke, Stud Farm Owner * Odds Against [1965] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * Flying Finish [1966] Henry Grey, Air Transport and Amateur Jockey * Blood Sport [1967] Gene Hawkins, Agent * Forfeit [1969] James Tyrone, Reporter * Enquiry [1969] Kelly Hughes, Jockey * Rat Race [1971] Matt Shore, Pilot * Bonecrack [1971] Neil Griffon, Stable Owner * Smokescreen [1972] Edward Lincoln, Actor, set in South Africa * Slayride [1973] David Cleveland, Private Investigator, set in Oslo, Norway * Knockdown [1974] Jonah Dereham, Horse Buyer * High Stakes [1975] Steven Scott, Inventor * In the Frame [1976] Charles Todd, Artist * Risk [1977] Roland Britten, Accountant * Trial Run [1978] Randall Drew, retired Jockey, set in Moscow, Russia * Whip Hand [1979] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * Reflex [1981] Philip Nore, Jockey * Twice Shy [1982] Jonathan Derry, Physicist * Banker [1982] Tim Ekaterin, Investment Banker * The Danger [1984] Andrew Douglas, Kidnapping Expert * Proof [1985] Tony Beach, Wine Merchant * Break In [1986] Kit Fielding, Jockey * Bolt [1986] Kit Fielding, Jockey * Hot Money [1987] Ian Pembroke, Jockey * The Edge [1988] Tor Kelsey, Security Agent, set in Canada * Straight [1989] Derek Franklin, Jockey * Longshot [1990] John Kendall, Travel Guide Writer * Comeback [1991] Peter Darwin, British First Secretary, set in Miami, Florida * Driving Force [1992] Freddie Croft, Horse Transporter * Decider [1993] Lee Morris, Architect * Wild Horses [1994] Thomas Lyon, Filmmaker * Come to Grief [1995] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * To the Hilt [1996] Alexander Kinloch, Painter set in the Highlands, of Scotland * 10 lb. Penalty [1997] Ben Juliard, Jockey * Second Wind [1999] Perry Stuart, Meteorologist * 1 screenplay "Dead Cert" from his novel [1974] * 1 nonfiction book (horse racing) * 2 books edited (horse racing) "Theresa Franco": fictional detective; Theresa Franco Dot Frank: Dot Frank home page Laura Frankos (Mrs. Harry Turtledove), no known Web page Scott Frank, no known Web page Valerie Frankel, no known Web page; * the "Wanda Mallory" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Wanda Mallory, Private Investigator of New York City: * A Deadline for Murder [1991] * Murder on Wheels [1992] * Prime Time for Murder [1994] * A Body to Die For [1995] J. C. Franklin: full name Judy C. Franklin; Honolulu, Hawaii; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Gunnison: A Murder at the Roaring Judy [Wayfinder] "Ken Franklin": fictional detective {to be done}; Max Franklin: pseudonym of Richard Deming (25 Apr 1915-5 Sep 1983) Captain in U.S. Army, social worker, employee of American Red Cross, 1976-83; member Board of Directors of Mystery Writers of America: * 21 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Max Franklin, with series characters Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels * 26 mystery/detective novels and novelizations as Richard Deming with series characters Manville "Manny" Moon, Matt Rudd, the Mod Squad, Dragnet * 10 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Ellery Queen with series character Tim Corrigan * roughly 100 uncollected mystery/detective stories * 6 other novels (also under pseudonyms Max Franklin, Richard Hale Curtis, Lee Davis Willoughby, Halsey Clark) * 11 nonfiction books (espionage/police/law) "Ross Franklin": fictional detective {to be done}; Anthea Fraser: * 14 of the "David Webb and Ken Jackson" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring David Webb, Detective Chief Inspector, and Ken Jackson, Detective Sergeant, of Broadshire, England: * A Shroud for Delilah [1984] * Necessary End [1985] * Pretty Maids All in a Row [1986] * Death Speaks Softly [1987] * Nine Bright Shiners [1987] * Six Proud Walkers [1988] * The April Rainers [1989] * Symbols at Your Door [1990] * The Lily-White Boys [1991] * Three, Three the Rivals [1992] * The Gospel Makers [1994] * The Seven Stars [1995] * One is One and All Alone [1996] * The Ten Commandments [1997] [Lady] Antonia Fraser (27 Aug 1932-) British author, daughter of author Lord Longford; 1953 M.A. in History, Oxford; 1956 married Hugh Fraser, 1977 marriage dissoved, 3 sones and 3 daughters; 1980 married author Harold Pinter; General Editor, "Kings and Queens of England" book series; 1974-75 Chairman Society of Authors; 1970 winner Black memorial Prize (biography): * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Jemima Shore, Investigative Television Journalist of London, England, mostly set in Scottish Highlands and Catholic Convent: * Quiet As a Nun [1977] * The Wild Island [1978] * A Splash of Red [1981] * Cool Repentance [1982] * Oxford Blood [1985] * Your Royal Hostage [1987] * The Cavalier Case [1991] * Political Death [1994] * 3 mystery/detective radio plays * 1 teleplay * 10 other books (juvenile, toys, biography) * 6 books edited (biography, poetry) * 2 books translated (biography) Brooke W. Frautschi, no known Web page "Ambrose and Dominique Frayne": fictional detective {to be done}; Steve Frazee: Steve Frazee @ MGrost Andrew Frazer: see Stephen Marlowe Margaret Frazer; St. Louis Park, Minnesota; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld, with Gail Bacon, the "Sister Frevisse" Historical Mystery/Detective novel series set in the Reign of Henry VI (1421-1461) and Sister Frevisse, Nun of England: * The Clerk's Tale [2002] * The Squire's Tale [2000] * The Reeve's Tale [1999] * The Maiden's Tale [1998] * Prioress' Tale [1997] * The Murderer's Tale [Berkley, 1996] * The Boy's Tale [Berkley, 1995] * The Bishop's Tale [Berkley, 1994] * The Outlaw's Tale [Berkley, 1994] * The Servant's Tale [Berkley, 1993] * The Novice's Tale [Berkley, 1992] Robert Crane Frazer: see John Creasey Tim Frazer: see Francis Durbridge Chuck Freadhoff, no known Web page "Garth Frederickson": fictional detective; Garth Frederickson "Dr. Robert 'Mongo' Frederickson": fictional detective; Dr. Robert 'Mongo' Frederickson "Donald Free": fictional detective; Donald Free Nicholas Freeling (1927-) British chef turned author, now resident in France: * 29 mystery/detective novels with series characters Henri Castang, Inspector Van der Valk, Arlette Van der Valk: * 16 of the "Henri Castang" Police Procedural Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Henri Castang, Police Detective of Brussels, Belgium: * A Dressing of Diamond [1974] * The Bugles Blowing [1975] also titledd: What are the Bugles Blowing For? * Sabine [1976] also titled: Lake Isle * The Night Lords [1978] * Castang's City [1980] * Wolfnight [1982] * The Back of the North Wind [1983] * No Part in Your Death [1984] * Cold Iron [1986] * Lady Macbeth [1988] * Not as Far as Velma [1989] * Those in Peril [1990] * Flanders Sky [1992] also titled: The Pretty How Town * You Know Who [1994] * The Seacoast of Bohemia [1994] * A Dwarf Kingdom [1996] * 13 of the "Piet Van Der Valk" Police Procedural Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Piet Van Der Valk, Police Inspector, and Arlette Van Der Valk, Housewife of Amsterdam, Netherlands: * Love in Amsterdam [1962] also titled: Death in Amsterdam * Because of the Cats [1963] * Question of Loyalty [1963] also titled: Gun Before Butter * Double-Barrel [1964] * Criminal Conversation [1965] * The King of the Rainy Country [1966] * Strike Out Where Not Applicable [1967] * Tsing-Boom! [1969] * The Lovely Ladies [1971] also titled: Over the High Side * Aupr¸s de ma Blonde [1972] also titled: A Long Silence * The Widow [1979] * One Damn Thing After Another [1981] also titled: Arlette * Sand Castles [1989] * 2 cookbooks see: Van der Valk on TELEVISION Charlotte McGuinn Freeman: Charlotte McGuinn Freeman Don L. Freeman, no known Web page Kathleen Freeman (22 Jun 1897-21 Feb 1959): also wrote under pseudonym Mary Fitt: British academic lecturer (Classical Greek) and mystery/detective novelist * 7 unrelated novels as Kathleen Freeman * 1 unrelated story collection as Kathleen Freeman * 11 unrelated nonfiction books as Kathleen Freeman (History, Greek Classics, Biography) * 4 books edited (Greece) as Kathleen Freeman * 4 books translated (Greece) as Kathleen Freeman * 29 mystery/detective novels as Mary Fitt with series character Superintendent Mallett * 1 mystery/detective story collection as Mary Fitt * 12 juvenile books (fiction and nonfiction) as Mary Fitt Lucy Freeman, no known Web page: but I will always remember her as the President of Mystery Writers of America at the time I became an Active Member, with her enthusiasm and assistance. Thank you again, Lucy! Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Anna Katherine Green School subgenre R. Austin Freeman, full name Richard Austin Freeman (11 Apr 1862-28 Sep 1943): * 24 mystery/detective novels with series character Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke arguably the most realistic of all Scientific Detectives in literature * 8 mystery/detective story collections with series character Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke * 4 mystery/detective story collections under pseudonym Clifford Ashdown (co-author J. J. Pitcairn) * 4 unrelated novels R. Austin Freeman @ MGrost Brian Freemantle, full name Brian Harry Freemantle (10 June 1936-): no known Web page; reporter and foreign correspondant (25+ countries): * 13 mystery/detective/espionage novels with series character Charlie Muffin * 3 novels under pseudonym Jonathan Evans * 3 other novels (2 under pseudonym John Maxwell) * 2 nonfiction espionage books (KGB, CIA) Jacqueline Freimor, no known Web page Jerilyn Freimuth, no known Web page Celia Fremlin, full name Celia Margaret Fremlin (20 June 1914-) British, degrees in Classics and Philosophy; winner 1960 Edgar Allan Poe award: * 13 mystery/detective suspense novels * 2 mystery/detective story collections * 3 unrelated books (history/sociology) The French Connection: movie (Fox: 1971) director: William Fredkin; adapted: from real-life case of NYPD cop Eddie Egan; screenwriter: Ernest Tidyman; starring: Gene Hackman as "Popeye" Doyle (the Eddie Egan character); Roy Scheider as his partner Sonny Grosso; Fernando Rey; Tony Lo Bianco; multiple Academy Awards; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Chickie French": fictional detective; Chickie French "Inspector Joseph French": a.k.a. "Soapy Joe" at Scotland Yard, character supreme in penetrating aliases, in the fiction of Freeman Willis Crofts Linda French; Bellingham, Washington: Linda French bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Ramsey Morelli include: * Talking Rain [New York: Avon; Forthcoming: December 1997] Sisters in Crime website says "Historian Ramsey Morelli and her professional wrestler sister, Tabor, dive to an 19th century shipwreck to uncover the killer of a contemporary children's writer. Series debut." Paul French: psuedonym of Isaac Asimov Frenzy: U.K. movie (Universal: 1972) director: Alfred Hitchcock; adapted: from the novel Goodbye Picadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur Bern; starring: John Finch, Barry Foster, Alex McCowen, Vivien Merchant, Anna Massey; see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Captain Bart Friday and Skip Turner": fictional detectives; Captain Bart Friday and Skip Turner Kinky Friedman: singer/songwriter/author; best known for songs such as "They Don't Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore" as well as Rock criticism, cultural commentary, and a wickedly funny Mystery/Detective series * the "Kinky Friedman" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Kinky Friedman, Private Investigator of Texas: * Greenwich Killing Time [1986] * A Case of Lone Star [1987] * When the Cat's Away [1988] * Frequent Flyer [1989] * Musical Chairs [1991] * Elvis, Jesus & Coca Cola [1993] * Armadillos & Old Lace [1994] * The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover [1996] * Road Kill [1997] * Blast From the Past [1998] * Spanking Watson [1999] * The Mile High Club [2000] * Steppin' On a Rainbow [2001] Kinky Friedman newer page Kinky Friedman older page Kinky Friedman as character Mickey Friedman, no known Web page: * the "Georgia Lee Maxwell" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Georgia Lee Maxwell, Writer of Bay City, Florida: * Magic Mirror [1988] set in Paris, France * A Temporary Ghost [1989] set in Provence, France Philip Friedman, no known Web page Ed Friend: see Richard Wormser Steven Frimmer, no known Web page Susan Froetschel; New Haven, Connecticut; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Alaska Gray [Worldwide] David Frome: pseudonym of Zenith Brown (nee Jones): American professor of Greek, Philosophy, and English Literature; magazine editor; U.S. Air Force correspondant in World War II (England and Pacific Theater) Leslie Ford The Rinehart School subgenre * 15 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym David Frome, with series character Major Gregory Lewis, Evan Pinkerton * 1 mystery/detective story collection under pseudonym David Frome * 31 mystery/detective thriller novels as Leslie Ford, with series characters Lieutenant Joseph Kelley, Grace Latham, Colonel John Primrose * 3 novels under pseudonym Brenda Conrad David Frome: David Frome @ MGrost Sarah Hoskins Frommer; Bloomington, Indiana: Sara Hoskinson Frommer e-mail Sarah Hoskins Frommer bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * the "Joan Spencer" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Joan Spencer, Musician of Indiana: * The Vanishing Violinist [1999] * Murder in C Major [1986] * Murder And Sullivan [St. Martin's, 1997] hardcover Sisters in Crime says "Playing viola for Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Ruddigore, Joan Spencer witnesses Judge David Putnam's onstage murder." "Wonderful character, clever plotting..." -- Barbara Burnett Smith.
* Buried in Quilts [Worldwide, 1994] Books in the "Adult Literacy Series" include: * Dear Mary Ellen [New Readers] * No Hunting [New Readers] * I Didn't Do It! [New Readers] * Stop That Woman!! [New Readers] Mark Frost: * the "Arthur Conan Doyle" Historical Mystery/Detective novel series set in the Victorian Period (1837-1901) and featuring Arthur Conan Doyle, Physician, of London, England [himself best-known for Sherlock Holmes; see Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes] * The List of 7 [1993] * The 6 Messiahs [1995] Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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The Fugitive: (ABC: 1963-1967) see: TELEVISION "Dr. Fu Manchu": character in the fiction of Sax Roemer; see: TELEVISION see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Geneva M. Fulgham, no known Web page Lois Hamilton Fuller, no known Web page Roy Fuller, full name Roy Broadbent Fuller (11 Feb 1912-) British professor of poetry (Oxford); Chairman, Poetry Book Society (London); father of poet John Fuller; Chairman, Literature Panel of Arts Council of Great Britain; winner 1959 Arts Council Poetry Award; winner 1968 Duff Cooper Memorial Prize for Poetry; winner 1970 Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; winner 1980 Cholmondeley Award; Fellow, Royal Society of Literature; C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire): * 8 mystery/detective novels * 25 books of poetry * 13 other books (Juvenile, criticism, memoirs) * 5 bboks edited (literature) Samuel Fuller: Samuel Fuller @ MGrost Michael Furey: see Sax Rohmer Ruth L. Furie; Glenwood, New York: e-mail Ruth L. Furie no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Fran Kirk (Private Eye in Buffalo) include: * A Deadly Pate' [Avon] * Natural Death [Avon] * If Looks Could Kill [Avon] Nominated for Shamus Award, Best First P.I. Novel Other Mystery/Detective books: * Hell Gate [Mysterious Press/Warner Books] Nicola Furlong; British Columbia, Canada: Nicola Furlong newer home page Nicola Furlong e-mail Nicola Furlong Books with series character Riley Quinn (professional golfer and coroner) include: * Teed-Off! [Commonwealth Publications] $5.99/$7.99 CAN.; 1-55197-091-0 Dale Furutani: Dale Furutani * the "Matsuyama Kaze" Historical Mystery/Detective novel series set in the 17th Century (1600s) and featuring Matsuyama Kaze, Ronin of Japan: * Death At The Crossroads [1998] * Jade Palace Vendetta [1999] * the "Ken Tanaka" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Ken Tanaka, Computer Programmer of Los Angeles, California: * Death in Little Tokyo [1996] * The Toyotomi Blades [1997] "Jackson Fury": fictional detective; Jackson Fury "Nell Fury": fictional detective; Nell Fury Inspector Robert Fusil: see John Constable Kerr Jacques Futrelle (9 Apr 1875-15 Apr 1912): emphasis on apparently impossible crimes which were committed or solved based on scientific ideas; his 1905 short story "The Problem of Cell 13" is perhaps the single most famous non-Sherlock Holmes mystery/detective story ever published: * 6 mystery/detective novels with series characters Professor S.F.X. Van Dusen a.k.a. The Thinking Machine * 5 mystery/detective story collections Jacques Futrelle Impossible Crime Fiction Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Frances Fyfield: * the "Sarah Fortune" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Sarah Fortune, Lawyer of London, England: * Shadows on the Mirror [1989] * Perfectly Pure and Good [1994] * the "Helen West and Geoffrey Bailey" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Helen West, Crown Prosecutor, and Geoffrey Bailey, Detective Chief Superintendent of London, England: * A Question of Guilt [1988] * Trial by Fire [1990] also titled: Not That Kind of Place * Deep Sleep [1991] * Shadow Play [1992] * Clear Conscience [1995] * Without Consent [1996] Return to Authors F Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents
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