Francis Clifford

Francis Clifford

Francis Clifford was born in Bristol, England on December 1st, 1917 and passed away at the age of 57 on August 24th, 1975.

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Below is a complete list of Francis Clifford books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
1953
2
1955
3
1957
4
1958
5
1960
6
1962
7
1962
8
1963
9
1964
10
1965
11
1966
12
1967
13
1968
14
1971
15
1972
16
1973
17
1974
18
1977

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Francis Clifford Omnibus in Publication Order

Francis Clifford: Biography

Francis Clifford (Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson) was born on December 1st, 1917. Francis passed away August 24th, 1975 at 57 years old. Francis Clifford was born in Bristol, England.

Francis Clifford (Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 18 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1953 with the novel Honour the Shrine. The most recently released novel was Drummer In The Dark which was released in 1977.

Francis Clifford also wrote the Francis Clifford Omnibus series which has 3 books including Spanish duet;: Two novels of suspense and Omnibus.

Before the Second World War Francis Clifford (Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson) worked as a Commercial Assistant in the rice trade and after the war started, he was commissioned into the Burma Rifles and served with the Special Operations Executive, serving first in India and then in London. When he returned from the war he worked as a journalist in the steel industry and started writing in his spare time, he eventually quit and began writing full time.

Francis Clifford: Awards & Accolades

Clifford's books have won multiple awards, Another Way of Dying won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1969. The Grosvenor Square Goodbye / Good-Bye and Amen won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Silver Dagger Award, in 1974.

Francis Clifford books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Naked Runner was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1966. All Men Are Lonely Now was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1967. The Blind Side was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1971. Amigo, Amigo was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1973 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1974. The Grosvenor Square Goodbye / Good-Bye and Amen was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1975.

Francis Clifford: TV/Movies Based on Books

Two of Francis Clifford's novels were made into movies. His novel The Naked Runner was adapted into movie by the same name and was released in 1967. It was directed by Sidney J. Furie and starred Frank Sinatra. The other novel to be adapted into a movie was Act of Mercy and the movie was titled Guns of Darkness. It was released in 1962 and was directed by Anthony Asquith.

Francis Clifford: F.A.Q

When was Francis Clifford Born?

Francis Clifford was born on December 1st, 1917.

When did Francis Clifford die?

Francis Clifford died on August 24th, 1975 at 57 years old.

Where was Francis Clifford Born?

Francis Clifford was born in Bristol, England.

What book awards has Francis Clifford won?

Another Way of Dying: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1969).
The Grosvenor Square Goodbye / Good-Bye and Amen: Crime Writer's Association Award Silver Dagger Award (1974).

What was the first book Francis Clifford wrote?

The first book written by Francis Clifford was Honour the Shrine, published in 1953.

What was the most recent book Francis Clifford wrote?

His most recently released work was Ten Minutes On A June Morning, And Other Stories on January 1st, 1982.

How many books has Francis Clifford written?

Francis Clifford has written 23 books. 18 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Non-Fiction, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 3 books in the Francis Clifford Omnibus.

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