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Mathews, Francine

Works: 62 works in 217 publications in 8 languages and 9,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Detective and mystery fiction  War fiction  War stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A8357, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francine Mathews
Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tapped by President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to Europe and learn what the Nazis are actually planning, 22-year-old John F. Kennedy, a sickly and unpromising second son of Roosevelt's Ambassador to Britain, becomes embroiled in the President's high-stakes effort to stop the flow of German money that is influencing the 1940 U.S. election
The cutout by Francine Mathews( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a plane blown up by terrorists, an explosion in Berlin, and the kidnapping of a U.S. Vice President, CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael must determine if her husband Eric, long thought to be dead, "is a rogue agent gone bad--or if he has thrown himself under deep cover to terminate a ruthless psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe."--Jacket
The Alibi Club by Francine Mathews( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four very different women, brought together by chance, help to smuggle a brilliant scientist and his dangerous secrets away from Nazi control, in a thriller based on a little-known episode of World War II
Too bad to die by Francine Mathews( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life-- until the critical Tehran Conference, when Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin meet to finalize the D-Day invasion. Tipped off that Hitler's top assassin has infiltrated the conference, Fleming seizes his chance to play a part in a real-life action story. Between martinis with beautiful women, he survives brutal attacks and meets a seductive Soviet spy who may know more than Fleming realizes
Death in a cold hard light by Francine Mathews( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Nantucket Island, detective Meredith Folger investigates the drowning of a man who worked the scallop boats. A tale of drugs and murder
Blown by Francine Mathews( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unexpected telephone call from Eric Carmichael, a one-time ace CIA operative believed killed in a bloody attack in Sarajevo, sparks a desperate effort by his wife, CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael, to stop another terrorist strike
The secret agent by Francine Mathews( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trained by the OSS, Jack Roderick plummeted into Bangkok one rainy morning in 1945 and never left. Silk King, pirate, ruthless collector of beautiful objects especially women, Roderick was feared and respected as a foreign spy, a business kingpin, and a trader in men's souls."--Jacket
Death in a mood indigo by Francine Mathews( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skeleton is discovered by two children and a dog on a beach on Nantucket Island. Is it that of their father, or perhaps that of their father's mistress with whom he disappeared eight years earlier? Local detective Merry Folger investigates
Death in rough water : a Merry Folger mystery by Francine Mathews( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Nantucket Island, a woman returns home for the funeral of her fisherman father, a death she believes was murder. When she too is murdered, killed by a harpoon, Merry Folger, the local policewoman, opens a probe which leads to a crooked land developer. By the author of Death in the Off-Season
Death on Nantucket by Francine Mathews( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spencer Murphy is a national treasure: a famous war correspondent who escaped captivity in Southeast Asia, his books and television appearances have made him a fortune for half a century. But Spencer, a venerable member of the Wharf Rats--Nantucket's exclusive club for fishermen, storytellers, and characters--is growing forgetful with age. When Spence starts to wander and his half-Asian daughter disappears without a word, Nantucket police detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate. The timing couldn't be worse: It's the Fourth of July, Merry's planning her wedding to cranberry farmer Peter Mason, and her new police chief is gunning for her job. When a body is discovered at Step Above, the sprawling Murphy house near Steps Beach, Merry is inclined to call it a tragic accident ... until another member of the Murphy clan comes to a brutal end. As Merry grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers--some incapable of recalling the past, and others determined that it never be known--she suspects that the truth may be forever out of reach, trapped in the failing brain of a man whose whole life turns out to be a lie"--
Death in the off-season : a Merry Folger mystery by Francine Mathews( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Nantucket Island, lady-detective Meredith Folger investigates the slaying of Rusty Mason, a local resident who fled to Brazil after an insider-trading scandal, returning home 10 years later. A debut in fiction for a former intelligence analyst with the CIA
Too bad to die by Francine Mathews( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin
The Alibi Club by Francine Mathews( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic and yet intimate, a seamless blend of fact and fiction based on a little-known episode of the war, here is a thriller of fierce and complex suspense by a writer whose own life in the spy world makes espionage come uniquely alive
The secret agent by Francine Mathews( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephanie Fogg is lured on a deadly mission that leads her to the decades-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of the man they called the Silk King
The cutout by Francine Mathews( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by an elite group of terrorists known as 30 April. For two years she has headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers, but now her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin and for the kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. The Agency sends Caroline to Germany as bait, where she is torn between duty to country and the ghosts of her past
Blown by Francine Mathews( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Blown, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country. As thousands of runners line up for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., no one suspects that in a matter of hours the event will become a race between life and death. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael is about to tender her resignation, when the first reports of a terrorist attack pour in--and she instantly recognizes the hand of an enemy she's battled for years: the 30 April Organization. The neo-Nazi group is alive and well and operating in the United States, assassinating top officials and abducting a vulnerable child from the front ranks of a state funeral. When Caroline's husband, Eric, is arrested in Germany as a 30 April operative, Caroline has no choice but to take to the streets--and target the evil herself. Eric has worked as a--legend--for years--a false identity so perfect, the CIA believes he's dead--and gone deep undercover within the terrorist group Caroline is determined to destroy. Torn between a desire to save her husband and her duty to save her country, Caroline is drawn back into a treacherous labyrinth where trusting others is as good as suicide. For an agent without cover--an agent who's blown--is worse than betrayed: she's as good as dead
Death in the off-season by Francine Mathews( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Meredith Folger is faced with her first murder case. Merry is the daughter of the local police chief and granddaughter of his predecessor; her father is a strict boss and Merry feels pressure to go the extra mile to prove her promotion to detective isn't just nepotism. But the Mason murder is a demanding first test. Merry's investigation brings to light all the tensions that plague the tiny community of Nantucket: the decades-old grudges; the skyrocketing real estate that only wealthy weekenders can afford; the resentments of the old Nantucket families who are barely keeping their homes and heritage fishing businesses alive. But Merry knows the island and its politics in a way only a local can
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBarron, Stephanie

Barron, Francine Stephanie 1963-

Barron, Stephanie.

Francine Mathews American crime and suspense novelist, writes Jane Austen historical mysteries as Stephanie Barron

Francine Mathews Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Mathews, Francine 1963-

マシューズ, フランシーヌ

マシューズ, フランシーン

The Alibi ClubDeath in a cold hard lightBlownThe secret agentDeath in a mood indigoDeath in rough water : a Merry Folger mysteryThe Alibi ClubThe secret agent