Michael Bond
1926-
 

Thomas Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire. His first job was in a solicitor's office. He then joined the BBC as an engineer. He started writing during the Second World War. In 1958, his successful writing career started with the creation of Paddington Bear. Bond confined himself to writing for children until 1983. In that year his first crime novel was published featuring 'Monsieur Pamplemousse', retired from the Paris Sūreté and now a food guide inspector.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) Monsieur Pamplemousse  1983
 2) Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Secret Mission  1984
 3) Monsieur Pamplemousse on the Spot  1986
 4) Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure  1987
 5) Monsieur Pamplemousse Aloft  1989
 6) Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates  1990
 7) Monsieur Pamplemousse Rests His Case  1991
 8) Monsieur Pamplemousse on Location  1992
 9) Monsieur Pamplemousse Stands Firm  1992
10) Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Train  1993
11) Monsieur Pamplemousse Afloat  1998
12) Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation  2000
13) Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation  2002
14) Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines  2003
15) Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Militant Midwives  2006
16) Monsieur Pamplemousse and the French Solution  2008
17) Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint  2010
18) Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web  2014
Short Story
 1) Monsieur Pamplemousse Tells the Tale (appeared in Malice Domestic 7)  1998

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