Basil Francis
Pseudonym: Austen Rhode

Basil Hoskins Francis was born in Christchurch, Hampshire. He worked for Midland Bank Head Office in London for forty-three years. In World War II, he served in the RAF and became a War Substantive Flying Officer in the Administration and Special Duties Branch.


Titles and year of publication:  

 1) Death at the Bank  1938
 2) Slender Margin  1938
 3) The Holiday Camp Murder  1939
 4) Death for Safe Custody  1944
 5) Death on the Roof  1946
 6) Death on the Atoll  1948
 7) Death in Act IV  1954
 As 'Austen Rhode'
 1) Murder at the "98" Club  1935