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Duncan, Francis, 1918-1988 (Personal Name)

Preferred form: Duncan, Francis, 1918-1988
Used for/see from:
  • Underhill, William, 1918-1988

Murderer's bluff, 1938: title page (Francis Duncan)

Murder has a motive, 1947: title page (Francis Duncan)

Murder for Christmas, 2017: ECIP t.p. (Francis Duncan)

Amazon.com 02-14-2017: (Francis Duncan; pseudonym for William Underhill; b. 1918 in England; resided most of his life in Bristol, England; studied for an economics degree at London Univ. in the 1950s; his first detective story was published in 1936; employed at the Housing Department of Bristol City Counci; writing was always important to him and very early on he published articles in newspapers and magazines. His first detective story was published in 1936; between 1937-1959, he published over twenty crime novels; after the WW2 he trained as a teacher and spent the rest of his life in education, first as a primary school teacher and then as a lecturer in a college of further education; In the 1950s he studied for an external economics degree from London University; he enjoyed foreign travel, particularly to France, and took up golf on retirement; he died of a heart shortly after celebrating his fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1988)

Murder has a motive, 2018: CIP t.p. (Francis Duncan)

e-mail 2017-07-21 fr. C. Gutman, Sourcebooks Landmark: ("This [Murder has a motive] is the second in the series, the first of which I did receive information for with the author's birth and death date . . . Duncan, Francis 1918-1988, author. Title: Murder for Christmas / Francis Duncan")