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David Frome Bibliography

UK - US First Edition Books

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IN AT THE DEATH
Published in [1929] by Skeffington in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
THE MURDER OF AN OLD MAN
Published in 1929 by Methuen in London
Brown cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 3/6
THE HAMMERSMITH MURDERS
Published in 1930 by Methuen in London
Red cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 3/6. Artwork by E.P.K.
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THE MURDER ON THE SIXTH HOLE
Published in 1931 by Methuen in London
Yellow cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 3/6
The ECB describes this as a 'cheap edition' , an assumption on their part we believe and incorrect given the publisher pricing structure at the time
US Title: The Strange Death of Martin Green. 1931 Doubleday
THE BY-PASS MURDER
Published in 1932 by Longmans in London
Grey cloth with red lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
US Title: Two Against Scotland Yard. 1933 Farrar
Mr SIMPSON FINDS A BODY
Published in 1933 by Longmans in London
Orange cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
US Title: The Man from Scotland Yard. 1932 Farrar
THE EEL PIE MYSTERY
Published in 1933 by Longmans in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
US Title: The Eel Pie Murders. 1935 Farrar
'THAT'S YOUR MAN, INSPECTOR'
Published in 1934 by Longmans in London
Orange cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
US Title: Scotland Yard Can Wait. 1933 Farrar
ARSENIC IN RICHMOND
Published in 1934 by Longmans in London
Red cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
US Title: Mr Pinkerton Goes to Scotland Yard. Farrar 1934
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THE BODY IN THE TURL
Published in 1935 by Longmans in London
Orange cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
US Title: Mr Pinkerton Finds a Body. 1934 Farrar
THE BODY IN BEDFORD SQUARE
Published in 1935 by Longmans in London
Red cloth with black lettering
Dust cover priced at 7/6
US Title: Mr Pinkerton Grows a Beard. 1935 Farrar
Mr PINKERTON HAS THE CLUE
Published in 1936 by Longmans in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6. Artwork by Kenneth Inns
THE GUILT IS PLAIN
Published in 1938 by Longmans in London
Orange cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
US Title: The Black Envelope. 1937 FarrarClick Here to See Picture
Mr PINKERTON AND THE OLD ANGEL
Published in 1939 by Longmans in London
Blue/green cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
MURDER ON THE SQUARE
Published in 1951 by Robert Hale in London
Black cloth with green lettering
Dust jacket artwork by Sax
 US Title: Homicide House. 1950 Rinehart

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See also Leslie Ford

David Frome was a pseudonym used by Zenith Jones Brown, born 1898, who also wrote
as Leslie Ford. The main series characters were Evan Pinkerton and Major Gregory Lewis

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