Dorothy Brenner Francis

dorothy brenner francisWebsite: Dorothy Francis
Birthplace: Lawrence, KS
Current Residence: Iowa, Florida Keys
Setting: Florida
Genre: mystery, children's mystery







Dorothy Brenner Francis (1926-) grew up in Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Music degree. Dorothy writes from home studios in Iowa and the Florida Keys, specializing in mystery novels and short mystery fiction for adults and children.

Conch Shell MurderCold-Case KillerEden Palms MurderKiller in Control by Dorothy Brenner Francis
Book List

Key West Mystery Series
Daiquiri Dock Murder (2012)
Killer in Control (2011)

Cody Smith Mystery Series
  • The Case of the Vanishing Cat, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • Cody Smith and the Holiday Mysteries, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • The Jayhawk Horse Mystery, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • The Bad Luck Bike Ride across Iowa, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • The Case of the Missing Emeralds, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • The Case of the Disappearing Kidnapper, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
Fiction
  • Adventure at Riverton Zoo, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1966.
  • Mystery of the Forgotten Map, Follett (New York, NY), 1968.
  • Laugh at the Evil Eye, Messner (New York, NY), 1970.
  • Another Kind of Beauty, Criterion (Torrance, CA), 1970.
  • Hawaiian Interlude, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1970.
  • Studio Affair, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1972.
  • Nurse on Assignment, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1972.
  • A Blue Ribbon for Marni, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1973.
  • Nurse under Fire, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1973.
  • Nurse in the Caribbean, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1973.
  • Murder in Hawaii, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1973.
  • Nurse of the Keys, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1974.
  • Golden Girl, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1974.
  • Nurse of Spirit Lake, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1975.
  • Keys to Love, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1975.
  • The Flint Hills Foal, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1976.
  • Nurse at Playland Park, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1976.
  • The Legacy of Merton Manor, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1976.
  • Murder in the Balance, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1976.
  • (Under pseudonym Sue Alden) The Magnificent Challenge, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1976.
  • (Under pseudonym Sue Alden) Nurse at St. John, Avalon (Hewlett, NY), 1977.
  • Two against the Arctic, Pyramid (St. Benwood, WV), 1977.
  • Piggy Bank Minds and Other Object Lessons for Children, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1977.
  • Run of the Sea Witch, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1978.
  • The Boy with the Blue Ears and Forty-nine Other Object Lessons for Children, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1979.
  • Shoplifting: The Crime Everybody Pays For, Elsevier/Nelson Books (New York, NY), 1979, Lodestar (New York, NY), 1980, 3rd edition, 1982.
  • (Under pseudonym Ellen Goforth) Path of Desire, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1980.
  • New Boy in Town, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1981.
  • Special Girl, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1981.
  • (Under pseudonym Pat Louis) Treasure of the Heart, Harlequin (Tarrytown, NY), 1982.
  • A New Dawn, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.
  • Say Please, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.
  • Secret Place, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1982.
  • Captain Morgana Mason (children's book), Lodestar (New York, NY), 1982.
  • A Blink of the Mind, Dell (New York, NY), 1982.
  • The Ghost of Graydon Place, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1982.
  • Just Friends, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1983.
  • Vandalism: The Crime of Immaturity, Lodestar (New York, NY), 1983.
  • Promises and Turtle Shells, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1984.
  • Kiss Me Kit, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.
  • The Magic Circle, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1984.
  • The Warning, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1984.
  • Bid for Romance, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1985.
  • Follow Your Heart, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.
  • The Tomorrow Star (children's book), Weekly Reader Books, 1986.
  • Write On, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.
  • Stop Thief, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1986.
  • Computer Crime, Lodestar (New York, NY), 1987.
  • The Right Kind of Girl, Lodestar (New York, NY), 1987.
  • Vonnie and Monique, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1987.
  • Suicide, Lodestar (New York, NY), 1989.
  • Drift Bottles, Ballyhoo Books, 1990.
  • Metal Detecting for Treasure, Ballyhoo Books, 1992.
  • Toy Deer of the Florida Keys, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2000.
  • Bigfoot in New York City, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2000.
  • Survival at Big Shark Key, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2000.
  • Dolphins, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • Sharks, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • Sea Turtles, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • The American Alligator, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • Borderland Horse, Perfection Learning Corp. (Logan, IA), 2001.
  • Our Transportation Systems, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2002.
  • Murder in Hawaii, Thorndike Press (Waterville, ME), 2002.
  • Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross, Millbrook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2002.
  • Conch Shell Murder, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2003.
  • Courage on the Oregon Trail, Perfection Learning (Logan, IA), 2003.
  • Pier Pressure: A Keely Moreno Mystery, Five Star (Waterville, ME), 2005.
  • Cold-Case Killer: A Keely Moreno Mystery, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2007.
  • Eden Palms Murder (2008)



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