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Durbridge, Francis

Overview
Works: 417 works in 1,171 publications in 7 languages and 6,671 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Radio plays  Detective and mystery stories, English  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6054.U7, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Francis Durbridge
Publications by Francis Durbridge
Publications by Francis Durbridge, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Francis Durbridge
Paul Temple and the Margo mystery by Francis Durbridge( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Expensive Margo 'designer' coats; an industrialist; a pop star who is obviously frightened; and a psychiatrist with a very strange secretary all have something in common - they are somehow connected to a mysterious warning received from a fairground, and a terrifying case that Paul Temple and Steve have to solve
The Tyler mystery by Francis Durbridge( Book )
10 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Paul Temple and the Harkdale robbery by Francis Durbridge( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The bank robbers were caught straight away, but in their bag there was a 'Concise Oxford Dictionary' instead of money. Moreover, in Paul Temple's garage was the body of one of the robbers. So commences one of the strangest cases of Paul temple's career. Before it is done he comes face to face with deeply hidden underworld figures
My wife Melissa by Francis Durbridge( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Een vrouw die in Londen naar een verjaarsfeest gaat, wordt enkele uren later vermoord op straat gevonden
Paul Temple and the Madison case by Francis Durbridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Sam Portland is on a luxury trans-Atlantic liner, as are Paul Temple and Steve. An innocent introduction involves the Temples in a case in which murder, blackmail and terror feature. The story moves to an English mansion, Amsterdam, and a houseboat on the River Thames. The secret is what happened to Sam Portland's lost years. But who is Madison?
Tim Frazer gets the message by Francis Durbridge( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Send for Paul Temple by Francis Durbridge( Book )
17 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
After a series of robberies, Scotland Yard are mystified. In the latest a night watchman is attacked, and in his last breath manages to gasp out 'The Green Finger'. This phrase was also used by a man wanted in connection with another robbery as he died from drowning. The public are alarmed and the press demand the Yard 'Send for Paul Temple'!
Suddenly at home: a play by Francis Durbridge( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Paul Temple and the Margo mystery by Francis Durbridge( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Flying home from a lecture tour of America, Paul Temple encounters Mike Langdon, who is seeking to persuade his employer's spoilt daughter Julie to give up her boyfriend, pop singer Tony Wyman
Paul Temple intervenes by Francis Durbridge( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and German and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife inhabit a sophisticated, welldressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case. This detective duo helps Scotland Yard to track down master criminal The Marquis
Melissa ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Guy Foster is an unemployed reporter ensnared in a web of deceit after his wife's sudden demise. When disturbing events cast doubt on his innocence and sanity, Guy throws himself into the investigation to clear his name and learn the truth about Melissa
Paul Temple and the Conrad case by Francis Durbridge( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Sir Grahame Forbes of Scotland Yard sends for the gentleman sleuth, Paul Temple, after the strange disappearance of Betty Conrad from a posh Bavarian finishing school
The scarf by Francis Durbridge( Book )
25 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Paul Temple and the Alex affair by Francis Durbridge( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The latest mystery for sophisticated sleuth Paul Temple begins with a body on a train, and the word "ALEX" scrawled on the compartment window
Paul Temple and the front page men by Francis Durbridge( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and German and held by 100 libraries worldwide
When detective novel Front Page Men is published, it is a smash hit--not least because no one knows the true identity of the author, the mysterious Andrea Fortune. Shortly afterwards, two robberies are committed, and on each occasion a card is left at the scene bearing the words 'The Front Page Men'. Could the book be linked to the crimes? With Steve's life in danger, Paul Temple must find out before it's too late
News of Paul Temple by Francis Durbridge( Book )
9 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Paul Temple agrees to write a play for an actress, but she pulls out and announces she is off to France, but then turns up at the Temple's Scottish holiday hotel. The mystery deepens as Temple is asked by a young man to deliver a letter. Meanwhile someone using the codename Z4 seems to have control of events. Just who is he?
The Curzon case by Francis Durbridge( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
An aeroplane crashes on the cliffs of Dulworth Bay, whilst two boys disappear from a public school. Are these events connected? There follows a gripping story of kidnapping, intrigue and death. And just who is Curzon? Another boy disappears and a murder follows - Paul Temple must urgently determine Curzon's identity
A game of murder by Francis Durbridge( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Polish and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Dead to the world by Francis Durbridge( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Photographer Philip Holt had already established his reputation as an efficient amateur detective by the time he met Robert Scranton, a wealthy American, on the plane returning to England from the USA. When Scranton learns that his son Vance, a student, has been murdered, he asks Holt to help with the investigations. Things snowball, but in strange directions; forgery, blackmail, smuggling and yet more murder are among the pitfalls that Holt comes up against in this adventure
Paul Temple and the Kelby affair by Francis Durbridge( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 96 libraries worldwide
A senior statesman's mistress decides to publish a diary she has been keeping. Someone wants the diary and is prepared to kill Kelby in order to get it. What starts out as a seemingly innocuous decision becomes complicated and a highly complex mystery is left for Paul Temple to solve, with many a political skeleton falling out of the cupboard
 
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Alternative Names
Durbridge, Francis
Languages
English (154)
German (37)
Dutch (19)
Polish (10)
French (4)
Swiss German (1)
Danish (1)
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