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Francis, Dorothy Brenner

Overview
Works: 86 works in 311 publications in 1 language and 10,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3556.R327, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Brenner Francis
Conch shell murder by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story introduces Katie Haswoth, a recently licensed private detective in Key West. As a newcomer to the community, she faces a complicated case involving a prominent family. Alexa Chitting, owner of a prosperous marina, lies dead in her office. Someone killed her before she had a chance to sign a new will leaving her fortune to the Key West Preservation Society instead of her family and friends. The list of suspects includes her husband, lover, daughter, son-in-law, and secretary. The mayor and the housing-development director may be involved, too. Sorting out family entanglements and political corruption will give Katie a chance to establish herself as a detective if she can survive to solve the crime. Most Key West mysteries lean toward the hard-boiled, but this one gives cozy fans a chance to enjoy Margaritaville, too
Daiquiri dock murder : a Key West mystery by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafa Blue and her boyfriend, shrimper Kane Riley, as well as others are under suspicion of killing her dock master friend, Diego Casterano
Cold-case killer : a Keely Moreno mystery by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keely Moreno, a Florida foot reflexologist who solves crimes in her spare time, surely must be one of the more unusual amateur sleuths in the genre. Although she's vowed to give up crime solving, Keely just can't say no to a woman who wants her help in finding out who committed the murder that put her son behind bars. The investigation once again puts Keely square in danger's crosshairs, but our heroine is a little too resourceful to get herself in any real trouble
Clara Barton : founder of the American Red Cross by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Clara Barton, from her early days as a teacher to her work with the Bureau of Records and her establishment of the American Red Cross
Shoplifting, the crime everybody pays for by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pier pressure : a Keely Moreno mystery by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keely Moreno's foot reflexology business brings her to the homes of wealthy patients. Unfortunately, when one of them is murdered by a gun that belongs to Keely, Keely becomes a suspect. Keely and her friend work to unravel a web of lies and death and ultimately, Keely is the one who finds and faces the murderer ... alone
Suicide : a preventable tragedy by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses who commits suicide and why, how to reconize warning signals, and what friends and family can do to prevent it
Vandalism : the crime of immaturity by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines and examines vandalism and focuses on what communities are doing to fight this senseless destruction
Eden Palms murder : a Key West mystery by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song writer Bailey Green goes to Key West at the invitation of a family friend, Francine Shipton, only to find Francine has been murdered. Bailey lives in Francine's guest house on Eden Palms estate. Zack, Francine's son, asks her to help him find his mother's killer. Bailey wonders just how well she really knows Zack. Could he be the murderer? Bailey's brother, Mitch, also lives in Key West sleeping on the streets with homeless friend, Wizard, and working as Francine's gardener. Mitch is also a murder suspect as are Francine's near neighbors--Dr. Winton Gravely, realtor Courtney Lusk, and mortician Tucker Tisdale
Killer in control : a Key West mystery by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitt Morgan's hope of a singing career dies after a botched surgery. But she moves forward, earning a job on her Iowa town's police force, trying for a law enforcement career like her father's. While on suspension for shooting an unarmed criminal, Kitt visits her sister's Key West B & B and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. Meanwhile, the Iowa grand jury declares the shooting an act of self-defense. Kitt's free to return to work. But does she want to?
Hawaiian interlude by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen-year-old Vicki Foster intends to marry her boyfriend, Greg, and help him through law school, but an opportunity to spend the summer working at a Hawaiian resort hotel operated by her aunt and cousins changes her plans
Nurse of Spirit Lake by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Ferris was aghast at her first sight of Scarlet Point Lodge. When Aunt Madeleine had invited her to be resident nurse for the summer, she hadn't mentioned that the building she had bought was in fact a run-down monstrosity
Nurse on assignment by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy, blonde Linda Carrol only felt at ease in her nurse's uniform, which gave her a sense of security and a true place in life. So it was with understandable trepidation that she greeted her uncle's proposal that she accompany him to the Cayman Islands. Uncle Sheldon was a travel writer whose health required a nurse to accompany him, and who better than his own niece? and the resort owners' handsome son took great pains to put Linda at ease
The legacy of Merton Manor by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nurse under fire by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cass was given an assignment in Marlin Point nursing a 15 year old girl with epilepsy. She had suggested a trial separation from Tab Lyon, who wanted to marry her. As a result, he has taken a job far from Cass's home in Miami - in Marlin Point!
Computer crime by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the crime new to this day and age, generated by electronic activity of an illegal nature. Presents security measures and apprehension techniques
Nurse in the Caribbean by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two weeks on St. Croix? Kristy Wells realized this was not what nursing was really like. But neither was the trip a complete vacation. Kristy was charged with insuring that her patient, Dorian Berg, learned to cope responsibly with her diabetes. Completing the picture were Dorian's attractive cousins Chuck and Brian. But Kristy soon discovered that St. Croix was not a flawless paradise
The magnificent challenge by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jess Wong steps off the plane in exotic Honolulu, she is relieved at the warm welcome she receives from the father she has not seen in many years. And her half-sister, Malia, seems friendly and companionable. But when Mr. Wong asks Jess to help him find the person who is selling his company's secrets
Keys to love by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studio affair by Dorothy Brenner Francis( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandy had to give up her plans to teach music when her aunt was ill, even though her aunt had a boarder, Dave Miller, who helped around the house. But then her aunt had the idea that Sandy could open a studio for giving piano lessons
 
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Clara Barton : founder of the American Red Cross
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Cold-case killer : a Keely Moreno mysteryClara Barton : founder of the American Red CrossPier pressure : a Keely Moreno mysteryEden Palms murder : a Key West mysteryKiller in control : a Key West mysteryHawaiian interludeNurse of Spirit LakeNurse on assignment
Alternative Names
Alden Sue

Francis Dorothy

Francis, Dorothy B.

Francis, Dorothy B., 1926-

Francis, Dorothy Brenner

Goforth Ellen

Languages
English (144)