Frank Smith


Born
in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
January 01, 1927

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Frank Allan Smith was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and went to England at the age of six. He was educated there and went to work at the age of 16 in Bletchley Park, the wartime station where enemy communications were being decoded with the aid of the famous Enigma machine (although he had no knowledge of that until many years later). Returning to Canada in 1948, Frank worked for Alberta Government Telephones (now Telus) in Calgary and Edmonton until retiring in 1983.

He began writing in the 1960s. The theme of the first five books, beginning with Corpse in Handcuffs, was espionage in the Cold War years, but when that came to an end he moved on to police procedurals featuring DCI Neil Paget and DS John Tregalles.

Average rating: 3.72 · 411 ratings · 48 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stone Dead

3.46 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Fatal Flaw

3.60 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Thread Of Evidence

3.54 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Acts of Vengeance

3.80 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Cold Hand of Malice

3.97 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Breaking Point

3.83 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Night Fall

3.85 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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A Killing Resurrected

3.90 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Candles For The Dead

3.54 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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In The Shadow of Evil

3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Fatal Flaw Stone Dead Candles For The Dead Thread Of Evidence Acts of Vengeance Breaking Point The Cold Hand of Malice
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“❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞”
Frank Smith, To Think: In Language, Learning and Education

“We know far more than we were ever taught.”
Frank Smith, Understanding Reading: A Psycholinguistic Analysis of Reading and Learning to Read

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