William Francis

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I spent ten years living in various locations throughout the United States. When I returned home to Delaware, my nomadic experience inspired me to write. I wanted to show the great and unique history of my home state in vintage photographs, so I contracted with Arcadia Publishing and produced 4 books related to the First State: The DuPont Highway, America's first divided highway; Along the Kirkwood Highway, Along the Christina River, and Newark Then & Now, a retrospective of my home town. My first fiction, A Life Told to None, is set in Newark and includes many childhood experiences. The novel is a mystery without a murder, or more direct, why did a friend commit suicide? The Umpire is a semi-autobiographical novel, the story of my pursuit ...more

The Katie Dugan Case

I am pleased to see the nice reviews on my latest novel: The Katie Dugan Case, loosely based on an actual 1892 murder, followed shortly thereafter by the suicide of Louis du Pont. Goodreads reviews and Amazon reviews have been very well appreciated. Thank you,
Bill
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Published on March 08, 2018 07:06
Average rating: 3.72 · 18 ratings · 6 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Katie Dugan Case

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Along the Kirkwood Highway

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The DuPont Highway

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The Umpire

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Newark, Delaware (Then and ...

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Ellerslie

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Building Interstate 95 in D...

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Along the Christina River

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