WorldCat Identities

Durbridge, Francis

Overview
Works: 381 works in 1,314 publications in 8 languages and 7,628 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama  Detective and mystery stories, English  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6054.U7, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francis Durbridge
The Tyler mystery by Francis Durbridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Send for Paul Temple by Francis Durbridge( Book )

38 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is found dead on a train, and the name ""Rex"" is written - this is the third in a mysterious string of murders and Scotland Yard are baffled. They send for Paul Temple. Meeting the Yard?s Sir Graham Forbes at a nightclub, they witness one of the performers die in the middle of her act. Can Temple unmask 'Rex' before another murder?
The world of Tim Frazer by Francis Durbridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What links a secret formula for a new alloy, a short-sighted maker of model ships, international bargaining, a secret agent dying in an hotel and a Russian ship wrecked off the Yorkshire coast? Welcome to the world of Tim Frazer, the easygoing structural engineer who gets involved with a secret government department and, to his surprise, finds himself recruited as an undercover agent
My wife Melissa by Francis Durbridge( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouw die in Londen naar een verjaarsfeest gaat, wordt enkele uren later vermoord op straat gevonden
Paul Temple and the Margo mystery by Francis Durbridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 188 WorldCat member 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
Paul Temple intervenes by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and German and held by 188 WorldCat member 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
The other man by Francis Durbridge( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De duistere moord op een Italiaan op een Engelse woonboot en de daaropvolgende gebeurtenissen maken het voor inspecteur Ford tot een ingewikkelde zaak die hij moet zien op te lossen
Paul Temple and the Harkdale robbery by Francis Durbridge( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member 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
The scarf by Francis Durbridge( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw wordt gewurgd gevonden; er zijn aanwijzingen te over, maar toch komt de zaak pas tot een oplossing nadat er een tweede moord gepleegd is
Suddenly at home: a play by Francis Durbridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead to the world by Francis Durbridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member 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
Tim Frazer gets the message by Francis Durbridge( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Temple and the Margo mystery by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member 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 and the Madison case by Francis Durbridge( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member 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?
A game of murder by Francis Durbridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Polish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melissa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member 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 Kelby affair by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a statesman's mistress keeps a diary, that's bad. And when she decides to publish it, that's murder. Paul Temple is no historian, unlike Mr Alfred Kelby, who has been killed by someone who obviously wants the diary very badly. Temple starts on the case with a fair amount of trepidation. And what already seems a complicated case runs further into the gloom of the past, bringing some pretty important skeletons tumbling out of the cupboard of political intrigue
The Curzon case by Francis Durbridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member 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
Paul Temple and the Conrad case by Francis Durbridge( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member 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
Paul Temple and the Kelby affair by Francis Durbridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 92 WorldCat member 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Tyler mystery
Alternative Names
Durbridge, Francis

Francis Durbridge British writer

Francis Durbridge britisk manusforfattar og skribent

Francis Durbridge britisk manusforfatter og skribent

Francis Durbridge britisk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Francis Durbridge brittisk manusfrfattare och frfattare

Francis Durbridge englischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Francis Durbridge scrittore e sceneggiatore inglese

Languages
English (192)

German (74)

Dutch (33)

Polish (11)

French (8)

(1)

Slovenian (1)

Danish (1)

Covers
Send for Paul TempleThe world of Tim FrazerPaul Temple and the Margo mysteryPaul Temple intervenesThe other manPaul Temple and the Harkdale robberyPaul Temple and the Margo mysteryPaul Temple and the Kelby affair