Francis Clifford (author)

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Francis Clifford is a pen name of Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson (1 December 1917– 24 August 1975), a British writer of crime and thriller novels. He was born in Bristol, served with great distinction in the Second World War, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

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Novels[edit]

  • Honour the Shrine (1953)
  • The Trembling Earth (1955)
  • Overdue (1957)
  • Something to Love (1958)
  • Act of Mercy (1959); US title: Guns of Darkness
  • Battle is Fought to Be Won (1960)
  • Time is an Ambush (1962)
  • The Green Fields of Eden (1963)
  • The Hunting Ground (1964)
  • Third Side of the Coin (1965)
  • The Naked Runner (1966)
  • All Men Are Lonely Now (1967)
  • Another Way of Dying (1968); Silver Dagger Award
  • The Blind Side (1971)
  • A Wild Justice (1972)
  • Amigo, Amigo (1973); shortlisted for Edgar Award
  • Grosvenor Square Goodbye (1974); US title: Good-Bye and Amen; Silver Dagger Award, shortlisted for Edgar Award
  • Drummer in the Dark (1976)
  • Desperate Journey (1979)

Short story collections[edit]

  • Ten Minutes on a June Morning (1977)