Donald Thomas
1934-
Pseudonym: Francis Selwyn
  

Donald Serrell Thomas was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and educated at Queen's College, Taunton and Balliol College, Oxford. He also writes under the pseudonym ‘Francis Selwyn’. He is the creator of:
1. ‘Alfred Swain’, an inspector of Scotland Yard.
2. ‘Sonny Tarrant’, a gangland capo.
3. ‘Sergeant Verity’, a Scotland Yard detective (under the pseudonym ‘Francis Selwyn’).
He also writes Sherlock Holmes pastiches.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Alfred Swain’ Novels
 1) Belladonna (US Title: Mad Hatter Summer)  1983
 2) The Ripper’s Apprentice  1986
 3) Jekyll, Alias Hyde  1988
 4) The Arrest of Scotland Yard  1993
‘Sonny Tarrant’ Novels
 1) Dancing in the Dark  1992
 2) Red Flowers for Lady Blue  2000
‘Sherlock Holmes’ Novels
 1) The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes (short stories)  1997
 2) Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose (US Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice from the Crypt) (short stories)  2001
 3) The Execution of Sherlock Holmes (short stories)  2007
 4) Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil (short stories)  2009
 5) Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly (short stories)  2010
 6) The Lost Casebooks of Sherlock Holmes (Omnibus edition of the stories from The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and the Voice from the Crypt, and The Execution of Sherlock Holmes)  
 2012
 7) Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service  2013
Other Novels
 1) Flight of the Eagle  1975
 2) The Blindfold Game  1981
 3) The Day the Sun Rose Twice  1985
 4) Dead Giveaway  1993
As ‘Francis Selwyn’
 1) Cracksman on Velvet (Also published as: Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman)  1974
 2) Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond  1975
 3) Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments  1977
 4) Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal  1979
 5) Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob  1980
 6) The Hangman’s Child  2000

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