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The Hog's Back Mystery 181 copies, 4 reviews
The Cask 166 copies, 4 reviews
The 12.30 from Croydon 151 copies, 8 reviews
Inspector French's Greatest Case 138 copies, 5 reviews
Antidote to Venom 118 copies, 1 review
The Sea Mystery 75 copies, 1 review
Crime at Guildford 59 copies, 1 review
The Loss of the Jane Vosper 57 copies, 1 review
Golden Ashes 56 copies, 1 review
Fatal Venture (Author) 56 copies
The Box Office Murders 49 copies, 2 reviews
The Ponson Case 44 copies
Sudden Death 26 copies
Enemy Unseen 17 copies
Man Overboard! 14 copies, 2 reviews
The Losing Game 14 copies, 1 review
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Many a Slip 3 copies
The Floating Admiral (Contributor) 631 copies, 17 reviews
English Country House Murders (Contributor) 407 copies, 11 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (Contributor) 346 copies, 4 reviews
The Scoop / Behind the Screen (Contributor) 171 copies, 2 reviews
Six Against the Yard (Contributor) 114 copies, 3 reviews
Great Irish Detective Stories (Contributor) 74 copies
Bodies from the Library (Contributor) 58 copies, 2 reviews
Tales of Detection (Contributor) 51 copies
The Anatomy of Murder (Contributor) 41 copies
The Third Omnibus of Crime (Contributor) 36 copies
The Mystery Book (Contributor) 23 copies
A Century of Detective Stories (Contributor) 16 copies
My Best Detective Story (Contributor) 8 copies
Verdens største detektiver II (Contributor) 5 copies
Evening Standard Detective Book (Contributor) 5 copies
Detection Medley (Contributor) 5 copies
Modern Detective Stories (Contributor) 5 copies
Great Unsolved Crimes (Contributor) 4 copies
Verdens største detektiver I (Contributor) 4 copies
The Realm of the Impossible (Contributor) 4 copies
My Best Mystery Story (Contributor) 4 copies
Best Stories of the Underworld (Contributor) 3 copies
Detektivhistorier fra Sherlock Holmes til Hercule Poirot (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 2 reviews
Great Stories of Detection (Contributor) 2 copies
The Golden Book of the Year (Contributor) 2 copies
Sixteen on (Contributor) 1 copy
De ¤bedste kriminalhistorier fra hele verden (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
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Freeman Wills Crofts, the ‘King of Detective Story Writers’, was one of the pre-eminent writers in the golden age of British crime fiction. Acclaimed by his contemporaries, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, he wrote more than 30 detective novels and was a founder member of the hugely influential DETECTIVE CLUB. Crofts’s most famous creation was Scotland Yard detective, Inspector French (‘As near the real thing as any sleuth in fiction’ THE SUNDAY TIMES).
Born in Dublin, Crofts became an engineer and wrote his debut novel, THE CASK: A DETECTIVE STORY (‘An imaginatively ingenious mystery’ THE EVENING STANDARD) in 1919 during a long absence from work due to illness. He became a full-time writer in 1929 and moved to England with his wife Mary to live in Guildford. He died in 1957.
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