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In the dead of night, a watchman is brutally attacked and with his dying breath cries out, "The Green Finger!" It is the latest in a series of robberies to take place that have left Scotland Yard mystified, and with no other choice but to call upon the expertise of Detective Paul Temple.

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Send for Paul Temple (A Paul Temple Mystery) by Francis Durbridge

In the dead of night, a watchman is brutally attacked and with his dying breath cries out, "The Green Finger!" It is the latest in a series of robberies to take place that have left Scotland Yard mystified, and with no other choice but to call upon the expertise of Detective Paul Temple.

Aided by the beautiful journalist Louise Harvey - affectionately known as Steve - the duo discover that this is not the first victim to warn of the dangerous and elusive `Green Finger'... who or what is it? The pair must work together to solve the deepening mystery.

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`Francis Durbridge, made [Paul and Steve's] adventures utterly enchanting within that shivering threadbare postwar reality.'-The Telegraph

`A classy period piece, all clipped accents, glamour and a smoking and drinking count to rival Mad Men. Great fun and surprisingly gripping.' -The Guardian

About Francis Durbridge


Francis Henry Durbridge was born 25th November 1912 in Hull, England. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School, where he was encouraged to write by his English teacher. He continued to do so while studying English at Birmingham University. After graduating in 1933, he worked for a short time as a stockbroker's clerk before selling a radio play, Promotion, to the BBC at the age of 21.

In 1938, Durbridge created the character Paul Temple, a crime novelist and detective. With Steve Trent, a Fleet Street journalist and later his wife, Temple solved numerous crimes in the glamorous world of the leisured middle classes, first on radio, then in films and, from 1969 to 1971, in a television series. In addition to the Paul Temple series, Durbridge wrote other mysteries for radio and television, many of which were also produced for German and Italian television and radio.
Durbridge also forged a successful career as a writer for the stage with seven plays, the last of which, Sweet Revenge, was written in 1991. He also wrote 43 novels, many of which were adapted from his scripts, sometimes with the help of others.

Durbridge married Norah Lawley in 1940, they had two sons. He died at his home in Barnes, aged 85 on 11th April 1998.

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Send for Paul Temple (A Paul Temple Mystery) by Francis Durbridge
Francis Durbridge
A Paul Temple Mystery
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2015-06-22
286
000812552X
9780008125523
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