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Nils Olof Franzén was a Swedish author who wrote the Agaton Sax series. He was born 23 August 1916, in Oxelösund. He died on 24 February 1997, at age 81. Franzén had a wife and three children. His son Bo is still alive, along with two sisters (Kee and unknown). His literary estate is represented by ALIS.
He was director of programmes for Swedish Radio from 1956 to 1973, and also wrote a number of biographies.
The first of his eleven Agaton Sax books, Agaton Sax klipper till, was published in 1955. According to a description inside Agaton Sax and the Criminal Doubles, Franzén originally wrote the stories for his son.
|Swedish title||Published||English title||Published|
|Agaton Sax klipper till||1955||Agaton Sax and the Big Rig (extended)||1976|
|Agaton Sax och den ljudlösa sprängämnesligan||1956||Agaton Sax and the League of Silent Exploders||1974|
|Agaton Sax och vita möss-mysteriet||1957||Agaton Sax and the Haunted House||1975|
|Agaton Sax och de slipade diamanttjuvarna||1959||Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves||1965|
|Agaton Sax och det gamla pipskägget||1961||Agaton Sax and the Scotland Yard Mystery||1969|
|Agaton Sax och Byköpings gästabud||1963||Agaton Sax and the Criminal Doubles||1971|
|Agaton Sax och bröderna Max||1965||Agaton Sax and the Max Brothers (a.k.a. Bank Robbers)||1970|
|Agaton Sax och den bortkomne mr Lispington||1966||Agaton Sax and the Colossus of Rhodes||1972|
|Agaton Sax och de okontanta miljardärerna||1967||Not published in the UK|
|Agaton Sax och den svällande rotmos-affären||1970||Agaton Sax and the London Computer Plot||1973|
|Agaton Sax och den mörklagda ljusmaskinen||1978||Agaton Sax and Lispington's Grandfather Clock||1978|
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