Freeman Wills Crofts

Irish mystery author

1879   -   1957 or 1956

genre: detective fiction
country of citizenship: Republic of Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Methodist College Belfast, Campbell College
occupation: writer, engineer

Freeman Wills Crofts FRSA (1 June 1879 – 11 April 1957) was an Irish mystery author, best remembered for the character of Inspector Joseph French. A railway engineer by training, Crofts introduced railway themes into many of his stories, which were notable for their intricate planning. Although outshone by Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler and other more celebrated authors from the golden age of detective fiction, he was highly esteemed by those authors, and many of his books are still in print.
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