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  • Bibliography:
    52 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1938
  • Latest Book:
    October 2022
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Full Series List in Order

Paul Temple

1 - Send for Paul Temple (Jan-1938)
2 - Paul Temple and the Front Page Men (Jul-1994)
3 - My Wife Melissa (Mar-2013)
4 - Paul Temple Intervenes (Apr-2011)
5 - Send For Paul Temple Again! ()
6 - The Tyler Mystery (Jun-1992)
7 - Paul Temple and the Harkdale Robbery (Apr-2011)
9 - The Geneva Mystery (Apr-2011)
10 - The Curzon Case (Apr-2011)
11 - Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery ()
12 - Paul Temple and the Madison Case (Apr-2011)
13 - Paul Temple and the Conrad Case (Apr-2013)
News of Paul Temple (Jan-1938)
East of Algiers (Apr-2011)
Paul Temple and the Kelby Affair (Apr-2011)

Book List in Order: 52 titles


  • Paul Temple agrees to write a play for actress Iris Archer. However, shortly before the play is due to open, she pulls out. Then after telling everyone she is off to France, she turns up at the Temple's Scottish holiday hotel. The mystery deepens as ...



  • In the dead of night, a watchman is brutally attacked and with his dying breath cries out, The Green Finger! It is the latest in a series of robberies to take place that have left Scotland Yard mystified, and with no other choice but to call upon the...



  • It all began with a police patrol finding an abandoned Jaguar with the murdered body of a young girl jammed into the boot. Her name was Betty Tyler and she had been strangled with her own scarf. Scotland Yard enlist the help of Paul Temple, but three...



  • A detective novel, 'The Front Page Men', is published and is a sensational hit. But the author, Andrea Fortune, keeps her identity secret from the reading public. Then, a series of robberies are committed, with a card left at the scene of the crimes ...




  • The houseboat murder of Paul Rocello, in town only two weeks before he was the unfortunate recipient of deadly head blows, rocked the town of Medwell. But what was his connection with the mysteriously absent owner of the boat, James Cooper? What on e...



  • From the creator of popular radio detective Paul Temple comes this exciting adventure featuring super sleuth Tim Frazer. Frazer's friend and ex-business partner Harry Denston has gone missing. That's not allâ,”he owes money and there are several...



  • For thirty years the fictional crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC Radio's most popular series. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cockta...







  • 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 mur...



  • Paul Temple is asked to do a simple favour for Steve; deliver a package to David Foster in Tunis. However, the events that follow this are truly out of proportion as a series of mysterious killings, including one where the victim is found in a rubbis...



  • Swinging between London and Geneva, Paul Temple and Steve are involved in a case that involves finding the answer to one vital question: is Carl Milbourne, thought to have perished in a car accident, still alive? A Hollywood film producer and a famou...



  • The bank robbers were caught straight away, but in the 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...



  • 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 myster...



  • Sam Portland is on board 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 as the pace quickens, taking the story to an English mansion h...



  • Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, often needs Paul's help with his latest tricky case. Myron Harwood, an American, is found dead in a country lane. Further celebrity murders follow. A common factor is that a note is left with each victim on a smal...



  • Rex Holt - a nice lad, carefree, brimming with over-confidence, is found dead in a hotel room out in the country. It appears to have been suicide but Philip Holt is convinced that his brother has been murdered; and his conviction brings him up agains...



  • Set in London, A Game of Murder features a young Scotland Yard CIT officer who is on leave when his father dies in a golfing accident. But Harry Dawson won't let the mystery go, for mystery it is. Who is the young man seen on the golf links? Why is e...



  • David Walker, a toy manufacturer, usually made it a rule not to give lifts to stray young women. And on this occasion, with his business preoccupations and anxieties about his wife, most hitch-hikers would have forgiven him for passing them by.






  • The day he got involved with Selby Brooks was a day Mike Hilton wishes hadn't happened. She was sleek and delectable and he, on the rebound from a shaky marriage, succumbed all too easily to her allure.

    The trouble was that Selby was a blackma...



  • When journalist Guy Foster comes home from Fleet Street after a depressing day, the last thing he wants to do is go out for the evening. So he tells his wife Melissa to go to the party with her friends, and settles down to write his novel in peace. I...



  • Betty, the daughter of Dr Conrad, disappears from her finishing school in Bavaria. Unable to solve the mystery, the police invite inveterate investigator Paul Temple to help trace the missing schoolgirl. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cocktail...




  • Photographer Philip Holt established his reputation as an amateur detective when he proved his brother Rex had been murdered and solved the case. This time his skills are in demand after he meets wealthy American Robert Scranton on the plane returnin...



  • Three complete radio dramas featuring writer-cum-amateur detective Paul Temple, plus bonus archive material. When it comes to classic crime partnerships, Paul Temple and his wife Steve are the creme de la creme. Between 1938 and 1968 their glamorous ...




  • Never published in paperback, and back in print for the first time since 1950, Back Room Girl was the first original novel by Francis Durbridge.Retiring to No Man''s Cove in Cornwall to write his memoirs, crime reporter Roy Benton discovers that a di...











  • Francis durbridge was arguably the most popular writer of mystery thrillers for BBC radio and television from the 1930s to the 1970s, after which he enjoyed a successful career as a stage dramatist.In the 1940s and 1950s Paul Temple was the number on...






  • Suspected of murder. metallurgical chemist Geoffrey Ryder has to explain how he came to be occupying a London flat following his chance encounter with the leaseholder in Paris - and how a dead body was later found there. And how significant is the pl...



  • Mr and Mrs Paul TempleHaving missed a train from Italy to Switzerland, the Temples take the next one with ex-FBI agent Harry McRoy and several suspicious characters. After McRoy tells Temple that the valise he is carrying must be delivered to Sir Gra...



  • Tim Forester is commissioned to paint a portrait from a photograph of Alison Ford who was killed with his brother in a car crash in Italy. Then a model wearing Alison's dress is found murdered in his studio....



  • Harley Street doctor Howard Latimer meets an actress from London Airport as a favour for his friend Charles Kaufmann. This leads to him being framed for murder and in seeking to clear himself he becomes increasinly ensnared in a complex web....



  • Estate agent Mike Hilton meets a girl in a Chelsea pub, but soon her murder makes it vital to find the only person who can give him an alibi. As that person seems to have vanished, Mike remains the prime suspect....






  • Following the deaths of ten young females Temple pursues the murderous boss of an underworld gang known only as Valentine. All the evidence points to one man as being Valentine but Temple keeps an open mind when faced with several others who might no...



  • A follow-up volume to Murder at the Weekend, this book publishes more lost Francis Durbridge newspaper serials and stories.Deadline For Harry (a serial story in six episodes)Lady At The Villa (a serial story in nine episodes)Right Into The Heart (a s...



  • Anthony Sherwood. although described as a gentleman crook with the nickname The Prince of Rogues, is really a later day Robin Hood. His charitable occupation is to rob the rich, always targeting the top dogs in the criminal world, while they in turn ...



  • Susan Kelford, die vierjährige Tochter des reichen Sir Cedric Kelford, dem Präsidenten der Londoner Central Bank, wird entführt. Das Mädchen war gerade in einem Londoner Park, als eine kleine gelbe Spielzeugwindmühle ihre Auf...



  • The Foreign Correspondent brother of actress Linda West has vanished overseas, and the only news she receives is that he has made an important discovery. On behalf of British Intelligence. and accompanied by journalist Tim Valerntine, she searches fo...



  • The apparent murder of estate agent Geoffrey Stewart by his wife Diana and her lover Mark Paxton is not all it seems, as the body disappears and Diana then receives a telephone call from the deceased. Mark and Diana find they have to deal with blackm...



  • Gary Mason, der berühmteste und beliebteste Schauspieler Englands, wird auf dem Gelände eines Londoner Filmstudios erschossen. Wer ist der Täter? Und hatte er tatsächlich Mason als Ziel auserkoren oder war dieser Mord ein Versehen...



  • Publisher Peter Matty meets the widowed Phyllis du Salle, who tells him that her late husband collected dolls in national costumes and that soon after his death she found one of them in her bathroom. Matty later finds a Tyrolean doll where he least e...



  • Carol Vyner meets travel agent Harry Brent, and although she knows little about him she breaks off her engagement to Det. Insp. Alan Milton. When someone close to Carol is murdered, not only does it appear to Milton that Carol and Brent are implicate...



  • Victor Merton, der Geschäftsführer der Absteige High Dive in Belhampton, zieht beim morgendlichen Schwimmsport die Leiche eines jungen Mädchens aus dem Hotelpool. Julia Nagy, eine aus Ungarn stammende Angestellte und Mister Cooper, ein...






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    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, a...



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    Drama student Mary Dreisler is murdered and her father asks Paul Temple to investigate. The only clue is a package containing a gramophone record called My Heart and Harry, with a message from the mysterious Spencer....



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    Actress Norma Rice is found dead on a train, and the letters REX are scrawled in red chalk on her compartment window. It is the third death to occur in a mysterious string of murders and Scotland Yard are compelled to send once again for Paul Temple....


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Francis Durbridge has published 52 books.

Francis Durbridge does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, A Man Called Harry Brent, was published in October 2022.

The first book by Francis Durbridge, News of Paul Temple, was published in January 1938.

Yes. Francis Durbridge has 1 series.