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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.

Published Works

  • Dead in Center Field, Ballantine, 1983
  • Catch a Fallen Angel, Mysterious Press, 1986
  • Murder-In-Law, Mysterious Press, 1987
  • Who Shot Longshot Sam?, Mysterious Press, 1989
  • Murder on Tour, Mysterious Press, 1989 - written with Dick Clark under the pen name of Paul Francis
  • The Man With My Name, St. Martin`s Press, 1994
  • Left for Dead, A Mark Renzler Novel, St. Martin`s Press, 1996
  • The Man with My Cat, St Martin`s Press, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 1983.

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

Mysterious Press,. London :. 1987, ©1986.

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

Mysterious Press,. New York :. ©1987.

"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.

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

Mysterious Press,. New York :. [1991], ©1989.

Murder on tour :
ISBN: 0892962860. OCLC Number:

Mysterious Press,. New York :. 1989.

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.

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

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 1994.

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.

Left for dead :
ISBN: 0312135343. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 1996.

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.

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

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2000.

"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.


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.

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