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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

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1953 in Nyack, New York


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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''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.