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Crofts, Freeman Wills 1879-1957

Overview
Works: 335 works in 1,190 publications in 13 languages and 7,648 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Commentaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, Honoree
Classifications: PR6005.R675, 823.912
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Publications by Freeman Wills Crofts
Publications by Freeman Wills Crofts, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Freeman Wills Crofts
The cask by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
74 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 578 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
Antidote to venom by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
20 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; his finances are insecure; and an outbreak of disease threatens the animals in his care. As Surridge's debts mount and the pressure on him increases, he begins to dream of miracle solutions. But is he cunning enough to turn his dreams into reality - and could he commit the most devious murder in pursuit of his goals? This ingenious crime novel, with its unusual 'inverted' structure and sympathetic portrait of a man on the edge, is one of the greatest works by this highly respected author
The Hog's Back mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
27 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Several local residents have disappeared in suspicious circumstances at the Hog's Back ridge in Surrey. When a doctor vanishes, followed by a nurse with whom he was acquainted, Inspector French deduces murder, but there are no bodies. Can he eventually prove his theory and show that murder has been committed?
Inspector French's greatest case by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
40 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 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 Pit-Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
58 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Two amateur detectives stumble upon the syndicate's activities of shipping pit props (supports for coal mining equipment) from France to England and uncover a murder case
The Floating admiral by Agatha Christie( Book )
4 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 186 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
The loss of the Jane Vosper by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
34 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 181 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 box office murders by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
5 editions published between 1929 and 2001 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Mystery in the English channel by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
33 editions published between 1931 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 156 libraries worldwide
How Inspector French solved the problem of the derelict yacht found halfway across to France
... Death of a train by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
20 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Esperanto and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Golden ashes by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
19 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in English and held by 150 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
Sir John Magill's last journey; an Inspector French case by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
26 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 136 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 12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
43 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 113 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
Man overboard! An inspector French detective story by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
19 editions published between 1887 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 106 libraries worldwide
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 104 libraries worldwide
A man and woman are shot in a train, and the mystery is solved a few years later
Inspector French and the Starvel tragedy by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
27 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 102 libraries worldwide
When fire destroys a house, three bodies are found. Inspector French investigates the case
Fatal venture by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
20 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 93 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
The Ponson case by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
19 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 91 libraries worldwide
When the body of Sir William Ponson is found in the Cranshaw River near his home of Luce Manor, it is assumed to be an accident - until the evidence points to murder. Inspector Tanner of Scotland Yard discovers that those who would benefit most from Sir William's death seem to have unbreakable alibis, and a mysterious fifth man whose footprints were found at the crime scene is nowhere to be found ... This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by Dolores Gordon-Smith, author of the Jack Haldean Golden Age mysteries
Silence for the murderer by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Dulcie Heath is looking forward to meeting Frank Roscoe after six years. He has been abroad in the army and she hopes they will marry. But Roscoe tells her he stole money to pay off a gambling debt and is now being blackmailed. So begins a story that goes on to include an apparent suicide and investigations under Inspector French
The four Gospels in one story by Freeman Wills Crofts( Book )
6 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Crofts, F. W.
Crofts F. W. 1879-1957
F・W・クロフツ
F. W. クロフツ 1879-1957
Freeman Wills Crofts irischer Krimischriftsteller
Freeman Wills Crofts irländsk författare
Freeman Wills Crofts irsk skribent
Freeman Wills Crofts schrijver uit Ierland (1879-1957)
Freeman Wills Crofts scrittore irlandese
Wills Crofts, Freeman
Wills-Crofts Freeman 1879-1957
Крофтс Ф. В. 1879-1957
Крофтс Ф. У. 1879-1957
Крофтс, Фримен Уиллс
קרופטס, פרימן וילס, 1879-1957
クロフツ, F. W
福里曼·威利斯·克勞夫茲
Languages
English (427)
Japanese (42)
Irish (8)
French (7)
Italian (7)
Chinese (6)
Czech (6)
Esperanto (5)
Spanish (5)
Swedish (3)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
German (1)
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