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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Engleman  

Pen Name: Paul Francis - a pen name used with a book written with Dick Clark


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Nyack, New York

-- Paul Engleman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Paul moved to Chicago in 1976 and still resides there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Engleman is the author of eight mystery novels, including the SHAMUS award winner ''Dead in Center Field'' and ''The Man With My Name'', which recalls Chicago during the Harold Washington era. His articles and essays--on subjects ranging from sports to music to politics--have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Playboy, Chicago Magazine, AARP, The Rotarian, the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times.


Dead in Center Field won the 1984 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original Novel and the St. Martins/Private Writer of Ameria Best P.I. Paperback Novel.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Catch a fallen angel /
ISBN: 0099555301. OCLC Number: 220629158

Mysterious Press,. .

Catch a Fallen Angel.
ISBN: 9788293326137. OCLC Number: 898101745

BookBaby,. .

New York private eye Mark Renzler was worried about getting enough money for some more beer. And to pay some bills. So when the call came from Chicago, asking if he would be willing to fly out on Arnold Long's personal jet and take on a job for the publisher of Paradise magazine, Renzler said sure. Then he called Nate Moore, his sometime partner, a.

Dead in center field /
ISBN: 0345309359. OCLC Number: 9846348

Ballantine Books,. .

Left for dead :
ISBN: 0312135343. OCLC Number: 32892221

St. Martin's Press,. .

In the 1970s, PI Mark Renzler is hired by a film star to find her black revolutionary brother before the FBI finds him. Together they set out for Chicago where his organization was involved in a gunbattle with police. A look at race relations of the day. By the author of The Man with My Name.

Murder in-law
ISBN: 0445407468. OCLC Number: 18737836

Mysterious Press,. .

Murder on tour :
ISBN: 0892962860. OCLC Number: 17918570

Mysterious Press,. .

With rock 'n' roll's supremacy threatened by the inroads of disco, a new, supergroup, Roots, may restore rock's glory, but when their producer is killed, journalist Del Barnes investigates the underside of rock.

Murder-in-law /
ISBN: 0892961864. OCLC Number: 15791014

Mysterious Press,. .

"A Mark Renzler mystery." Renzler and his pal Nate Moore crash the Jersey country club world to clear a black ex-baseball player of murder.

The man with my cat /
ISBN: 031224651X. OCLC Number: 42861819

St. Martin's Minotaur,. .

"Upon his father's death, Phil Moony was the sole heir to the old man's two most precious possessions: his car and his cat. The not exactly pleasant cat is the source of some tension in the Moony household partly due to the fact that Phil's wife, Frankie, is desperately allergic to him. When the animal is stolen from the veterinarian's office, Phil is determined to find the thief."--Jacket.

The man with my name /
ISBN: 0312098677. OCLC Number: 28376742

St. Martin's Press,. .

A case of mistaken identity, featuring PI Phil Moony, a former Chicago fireman. He becomes the target of criminals who are after another Moony, this one a former baseball player who deals in vintage baseball cards. By the author of Murder-in-Law.

Who shot longshot Sam? :
ISBN: 0446400041. OCLC Number: 23248620

Mysterious Press,. .