The Time Machine Did It

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The Time Machine Did It
AuthorJohn Swartzwelder
CountryUnited States
GenreComedy, science fiction
PublisherKennydale Books
Publication date
June 1, 2004
Media typePrint (Paperback)
e-Book (Kindle)

The Time Machine Did It (ISBN 0-9755799-0-8) is a comic novel by American author John Swartzwelder, known for his work on popular cartoon sitcom The Simpsons. The novel stars klutzy detective Frank Burly, who gets embroiled in time travel and criminal activity during his attempts at helping his new client.

The Time Machine Did It was Swartzwelder's first book, and the first in a series of novels featuring Burly; the next book, How I Conquered Your Planet, releasing in 2006.[2]


  1. ^ "The Time Machine Did It (Paperback)". Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Frank Burly Book Series". Retrieved 17 May 2017.