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Dr Frank King


Dr Frank King was a crime writer from Norton Tower.

Son of Frank King of Illingworth.

He was educated at Rishworth School and Bradford Grammar and then studied medicine at Leeds.

On 1st June 1915, he married Annie Naylor at Saint John the Evangelist, West Vale


Annie was the daughter of S. Naylor of Clay House
 

He served in the Middle East and opened a practice in Rhodes Street, Halifax.

His first novel was published in 1924, and he wrote many others – averaging 3 per year – and short stories and articles. Many of his works were used as screenplays and radio plays. Some were written under his pen name Clive Conrad.

In 1930, he won a competition for one-act plays organised by the British Drama League.

He was a member of the Thespians and a founder member of the Crime Writers' Association.

He was a member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Books by Frank King

Arrow by Day

Mr Balkram's Band
Big Blackmail

Cagliostro
Candidates for Murder
The Case of Strange Beauties
The Case of the Frightened Brother
The Case of the Painted Girl
The Case of the Vanishing Artist
Catastrophe Club
The Crime of His Life
Crooks' Caravan
Crooks' Cross

Death Changes His Mind
Death Has a Double
Death of a Cloven Hoof
Death of a Halo
Dictator of Death
The Dormouse has Nine Lives
Dormouse – Peacekeeper
Dormouse – Undertaker
Dough for the Dormouse

The Empty Flat
Enter the Dormouse

Fire of Vanity

Gestapo Dormouse
The Ghoul
Green Gold
Greenface

The House of Sleep

The Menace of X
The Midnight Sleep
Miriam of the Moorland
Molly on the Spot
Moneysworth of Murder

Night at Krumlin Castle

Only Half the Doctor Died
Operation Halter
Operation Honeymoon
The Owl

Sinister Light
The Smiling Mask

Terror at Staups House
That Charming Crook
There was a Little Man
These Things Shall Be
They Vanish at Night
This Doll is Dangerous
Tusitala
The Two Who Talked

What Price Doubloons
White Line


Arrow by Day
with Leonard J. Hines

Published by French [1931]

Mr Balkram's Band

Published by Hale / Jarrolds [1934]

Big Blackmail
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1954]

Cagliostro
The Last of the Sorcerers: A Portrait

A biography.

Published by Jarrolds [1929]

Candidates for Murder

Published by Hale [1945]

The Case of Strange Beauties
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1952]

The Case of the Frightened Brother
A Dormouse book.
A terrified Francis Turner calls Clive Conrad to the Lake District. When he arrives, Turner has disappeared. A series of kidnappings and burglaries indicates that a London gang is involved

Published by Hale [1959]

The Case of the Painted Girl

Published by Nimmo [1931]

The Case of the Vanishing Artist

Published by Hale [1956]

Catastrophe Club
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1947]

The Crime of His Life
As Clive Conrad.

Published by Museum [19??]

Crooks' Caravan
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1955]

Crooks' Cross
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1943]

Death Changes His Mind
A Doctor Frank King Investigation.

Published by Hale [1953]

Death Has a Double
A Doctor Frank King Investigation.

Published by Hale [1955]

Death of a Cloven Hoof
A Doctor Frank King Investigation.

Published by Hale [1951]

Death of a Halo
A Doctor Frank King Investigation.

Published by Hale [1950]

Dictator of Death

Published by Jarrolds [1935]

The Dormouse has Nine Lives
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1938]

Dormouse – Peacekeeper
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1938]

Dormouse – Undertaker
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1937]

Dough for the Dormouse
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1939]

The Empty Flat
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1957]

Enter the Dormouse
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1936]

Fire of Vanity
with Leonard J. Hines

Published by French [1930]

Gestapo Dormouse
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1944]

The Ghoul

Published by Nimmo [19??]

Green Gold

Published by Jarrolds [1933]

Greenface

Published by Nimmo [1949]

The House of Sleep

Published by Jarrolds [1934]

The Menace of X
A book for boys.

Published by Newnes [19??]

The Midnight Sleep

Published by Hale [1941]

Miriam of the Moorland

Published by Hodder [1924]

Molly on the Spot
A collection of short stories.

Published by Hale [1940]

Moneysworth of Murder
As Clive Conrad.

Published by Museum Press [19??]

Night at Krumlin Castle

Published by Jarrolds [1932]

Only Half the Doctor Died

Published by Hale [1954]

Operation Halter
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1948]

Operation Honeymoon
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1950]

The Owl

Published by Hale [19??]

Sinister Light
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1946]

The Smiling Mask

Published by Hale [1935]

Terror at Staups House

Published by Bles [1927]

That Charming Crook
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1958]

There was a Little Man
As Clive Conrad.

Published by Museum [1948]

These Things Shall Be
with Leonard J. Hines

Published by Benn [1931]

They Vanish at Night
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1941, 1952]

This Doll is Dangerous
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [19??]

Tusitala
with Leonard J. Hines

Published by Chatto & Windus [1934]

The Two Who Talked
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1958]

What Price Doubloons
A Dormouse book.

Published by Hale [1942]

White Line
with Leonard J. Hines

Published by Rich & Cowan [1934]



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