Book List in Order: 46 titles

  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.The Jane Vosper is plunged to the bo...


  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.A weekend board meeting brings a jew...


  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.The Joymount Rapid Hardening Cement ...


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    From a murder in South Africa to the tracking down of a master criminal in northern Scotland, this is a true classic of Golden Age detective fiction by one of its most accomplished champions.When a signalman discovers a mutilated body inside a railwa...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the fifth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.THE PUZZLE OF THE PURPLE SICKLEThe suicide of a sales clerk at the box office of a London cinema leav...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the sixth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.A MURDER MYSTERY WITHOUT A CLUEWhen Sir John Magill, the wealthy Irish industrialist, fails to show u...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the fourth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.THE BODY THAT CAME FROM NOWHEREOff the coast of Burry Port in south Wales, two fishermen discover a ...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the third Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.THREE CORPSES FOR INSPECTOR FRENCHA chance invitation from friends saves Ruth Averill’s life on the...


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    From the Collins Crime Club archive, the sixth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.A MURDER MYSTERY WITHOUT A CLUEWhen Sir John Magill, the wealthy Irish industrialist, fails to show u...






  • We begin with a body. Andrew Crowther, a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. Rather less orthodox is the ensuing flashback in which we live with the killer at every stage, from the first ...


  • George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; his finances are insecure; and an outbreak of disease threatens the animals in his care. As Surridge’s debts mount and the pressure on him i...


  • When the battered body of Sir William Ponson is found in the Cranshaw River near his home, Luce Manor, it is uncertain whether it is an accident, suicide—or murder. When the evidence points to the latter Inspector Tanner of Scotland yard is called ...


  • AN INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERY. Three men come up with a scheme to make money by cruising round the British Isles in an old transatlantic liner. All appears to be going well until one of them is found dead. Many of the passengers and crew would appear t...


  • AN INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERY. The burning down of Simon Averill's house, Starvel Hollow, appears at first to be an accident. The house has been reduced to ash, killing three people (including its owner) and incinerating the contents of the safe in whi...


  • AN INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERY. The Jane Vosper is plunged to the bottom of the Atlantic by a series of explosions in her hold. It is clear that something is wrong, as there is no innocent explanation of the cause. The only possibility appears to be tha...


  • The burning down of Simon Averill's house, Starvel Hollow, appears at first to be an accident. The house has been reduced to ash, killing three people (including its owner) and incinerating the contents of the safe in which he kept his entire fortune...



  • A foolproof method for earning a fortune in a short space of time is discovered by some enterprising young men. But they haven't bargained on finding themselves involved in blackmail and then murder. It falls to Inspector French to unravel the thread...


  • A girl employed in the box office of a London cinema falls into the power of a mysterious trio of crooks. A solicitor, learning of her predicament, sends her to the Yard. There she tells French the story of the Purple Sickle. That night she disappear...














  • James Tarrant's position as an assistant chemist in a sleepy village backwater does not satisfy his craving for wealth. The infatuated Merle Weir, a nurse at a local convalescent home, agrees to help him in a not-quite-legal scheme to sell their own ...


  • Moneylender, Albert Reeve, has added blackmail to his activities. When his cottage burns down and he perishes within the flames, his death comes as a shock to one of his victims and Tony Meadows finds himself accused of murder. Luckily for him, his s...






  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.A new chemical process that will mak...







  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.Anne Day is the new housekeeper at F...


  • To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, ''The King of Detective Story Writers'', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television.Work on the widening of the Southern...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ''The King of Detective Story Writers''.THE FIRST INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERYAt the offices of the Hatton Garden diamond merchant Duke and Peabody...


  • From the Collins Crime Club archive, the seminal first novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ''The King of Detective Story Writers'' and recognised as one of the ''big four'' Golden Age crime authors.The unloading of a consignment of French wine...






  • Blank Comic Book with 144 drawing pages and over 20 templates to create your own story and develop your creativity!In order not to influence your story line, we did not include dialog boxes.Our Comic Book features:- large format: 8.5 x 11 inc...


  • Sir Roland Chatterton, a wealthy invalid, is found shot. The coroner's jury has given a verdict of suicide - but a man who has won the confidence of Sir Roland's doctor has been defrauding his employer for many months, with the connivance of his fian...


  • Having unloaded the dead body of the victim from an Imperial air-liner, Mr Crofts flashes us back to the beginning of the drama and thereafter shows us the crime through the eyes of the criminal......


  • One fine June afternoon the passenger steamer 'Chichester' is halfway to Dieppe when she encounters a yacht, 'The Nymph', in mid-channel. The Nymph appears to be unmanned and closer inspection reveals the sinister truth; her only occupants are two c...


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    The new Sir Geoffrey Buller is working in an office when he unexpectedly inherits the title and Forde Manor with its collection of priceless art. Widow, Betty Stanton, takes the post of housekeeper and is surprised when she finds Sir Geoffrey is havi...



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    The Hog’s Back is a ridge in Surrey and the setting for the disappearance of several locals. A doctor vanishes, followed by a nurse with whom he was acquainted, then a third person. Inspector French deduces murder, but there are no bodies. Eventual...