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Crofts, Freeman Wills 1879-1957

Overview
Works: 331 works in 1,101 publications in 4 languages and 6,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Commentaries  Biography 
Classifications: PZ3.C8747, 823.9
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Publications about Freeman Wills Crofts
Publications by Freeman Wills Crofts
Publications by Freeman Wills Crofts, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Freeman Wills Crofts
The pit prop syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts( file )
47 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
Two amateur detectives stumble upon the syndicate's activity of shipping pit props (supports for coal mining equipment) from France to England and uncover a murder case
The cask by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
49 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Paris and the shipping business are featured in this puzzle plot. A mysterious murder takes place and the suspicion is thrown on an innocent man
The box office murders by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
17 editions published between 1929 and 2001 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Inspector French's greatest case by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
38 editions published between 1924 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The diamonds have been securely locked away for the night, and all that glitters in London's Hatton Garden is the freshly fallen rain. But up in the offices of Duke & Peabody lies old Mr Gething, deceased; the safe is open and the diamonds gone: a case for Inspector Joseph French of the Yard, which will take him from Holland to Barcelona and the Alps
The loss of the Jane Vosper by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
31 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The Jane Vosper is a small freight liner sailing between London and Buenos Aires. Mysterious explosions send it to the depths of the mid-Atlantic after Captain Hassell gives the reluctant order to abandon ship. Unravelling the murder mystery and the ship's odd cargo is difficult since the evidence is under the ocean. But Inspector French perseveres
The Floating admiral by Agatha Christie( Book )
4 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"It was a typical foggy day when the members of the world-famous Detection Club gathered at the club's London headquarters. Each contributor tackled the mystery presented without knowing what solution the previous authors had in mind. For the first time in history, the creators of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Father Brown all applied their expertise to the same case. The result-the unique classic that you are about to read!"--BOOK COVER
Golden ashes by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
18 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Buller is an everyday office worker when he unexpectedly inherits a title and Forde Manor with its collection of priceless art. Widow Betty Stanton takes the post of housekeeper and is surprised when she finds Sir Geoffrey is having paintings cleaned. The house is empty and Sir Geoffrey in Italy when disaster strikes. Insurance fraud is suspected, and Inspector French reconstructs the cunning and complex crime
... Death of a train by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
15 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Sir John Magill's last journey; an Inspector French case by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
20 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Sir John McGill, a well-known public figure in Ulster, is on his way to Ireland via the Stranraer-Larne route. But he never reaches his destination and no trace of him can be found. Inspector French declares it his most puzzling case
The sea mystery; an Inspector French detective story by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
26 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 libraries worldwide
A washed up crate contains the body of a murdered man. No evidence shows where it comes from or whose body it contains. Inspector French has to use his imagination and thoroughness to find a clue and a solution to an ingenious crime
The mystery of the sleeping car express and other stories by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A man and woman are shot in a train, and the mystery is solved a few years later
Man overboard! An inspector French detective story by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
16 editions published between 1887 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The groote park murder by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
30 editions published between 1923 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Inspector French and the Starvel tragedy by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
22 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Mystery in the channel by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
27 editions published between 1931 and 2001 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
How Inspector French solved the problem of the derelict yacht found halfway across to France
The 12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
32 editions published between 1934 and 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 96 libraries worldwide
A murder occurs during a flight over the English Channel. Having unloaded the body from a British plane landing in France, Crofts flashes us back to the beginning of the drama. We are thereafter in the company of the young man who is facing bankruptcy, who hopes to tempt a rich young woman into marriage, and who has a rich uncle whose death could solve all the young man's difficulties. The fascination for the reader is not in seeing how Inspector French moves from clue to clue in solving the crime, but in seeing how well the criminal can devise a murder and an alibi
Fatal venture by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
18 editions published between 1939 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Mysterious circumstances surround a scheme to launch a cruise ship to travel around the British Isles. The strange events are revealed by the young hero, who innocently covers up some elements of the crime to protect his girlfriend. Inspector French investigates the case
Crime at Guildford by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
17 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The managing director of a large jewelry firm proposes a weekend board meeting at his Guildford home to sort out the firm's shaky affairs. On Sunday morning the guests discover that one of their number, the accountant, is dead. The police are suspicious. Then comes the news of a London jewelry heist. Inspector French is called in to investigate two connected mysteries
The four Gospels in one story by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
7 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
... Enemy unseen by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
9 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This story was written during World War Two. Detective Inspector French of Scotland Yard is wondering "why war conditions had not been more widely taken advantage of by criminals". Just such a crime then comes to his notice. Coils of wire and boxes of hand grenades are reported missing from a Home Guard ammunition store at a Cornish coastal village. Soon after, an explosion on the beach nearby kills an old man, and later there is a similar murder
 
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Alternative Names
Crofts, F. W.
F. W. クロフツ 1879-1957
Wills Crofts, Freeman
Wills-Crofts Freeman 1879-1957
クロフツ, F. W
Languages
English (445)
Italian (7)
Swedish (5)
Japanese (1)
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