Crime Fiction

Basil Francis Bibliography

UK First Edition Books

The following bibliography contains the criminous titles
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Death at the Bank Constable 1938 Mar 38. Dust jacket 7/6
Slender Margin Constable 1938 June 38. Dustwrapper 7/6
The Holiday Camp Murder Constable 1939 Dust jacket 7/6
Death for Safe Custody Quality Press 1944 Dust jacket 8/6
Death on the Roof Quality Press 1946 Not in the English Catalogue of Books
Death on the Atoll Quality Press 1948 Jacket priced 7/6
Death in Act IV Herbert Jenkins 1954  

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Further Information
Basil Francis, born 1906, had one main series character, Inspector Ghent. Other than that we are ignorant, please do get in touch if you can help.
Synopsis
When Railton, manager of the Southern Bank m Burchester, was found dead with his skull smashed in, it was easy enough to discover a motive for the crime. There were so many ! Railton was a first-class cad, and at least ten people had perfectly good reasons for destroying him, as the author of Death at the Bank very capably shows. That Mr. Basil Francis is able to maintain the reader's interest until the final chapters, when the murderer is revealed, points to his undoubted skill in narrative and plot-building, and one feels that a new master in the genre of the murder thriller has arrived. The style is bright and refreshingly free from dullness.

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