Frank L. Packard

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This article is about the Canadian novelist. For the architect, see Frank Packard.

Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877 - February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist.

Life[edit]

Frank L. Packard was born in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University and the University of Liege.[1] As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale.

Frank Packard died in 1942 in Lachine, Quebec and was buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal.

Works[edit]

Jimmie Dale series[edit]

Other works[edit]

  • Coogan's Last Run
  • More Knaves Than One (1910, Doubleday) (Includes: More Knaves Than One, The King of Fools,
  • Behind The Masks, and The Devil Sits In.)
  • The Miracle Man (1914) - (Project Gutenberg book)
  • The Belovéd Traitor (1915) - (Project Gutenberg book)
  • The Sin That Was His (1917)
  • The Wire Devils (1918)
  • From Now On (1919)
  • The Night Operator (1919)
  • The White Moll (1920) - (Project Gutenberg book)
  • Pawned (1921)
  • Doors of the Night (1922)
  • The Four Stragglers (1923)
  • The Locked Book (1924)
  • Running Special (1925)
  • Broken Waters (1925)
  • The Red Ledger (1926)
  • The Devil's Mantle (1927)
  • Two Stolen Idols (1927)
  • Shanghai Jim (1928)
  • The Big Shot (1929)
  • Tiger Claws (1929)
  • Gold Skull Murders (1931)
  • The Hidden Door (1933)
  • The Purple Ball (1933)
  • The Dragon's Jaws (1937)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Will Murray (1991). "Packard, Frank L(ucius)". In Lesley Henderson. Twentieth-century crime and mystery writers (3rd ed.). St. James Press. p. 826. ISBN 978-1-55862-031-5.