Paul Temple and the Curzon Case (A Paul Temple Mystery)

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The great radio detective lives againin a brand new reading by Anthony Head. Crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve made their first appearance on BBC Radio in 1938. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats - a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul Temple's help with his latest tricky case. The radio serials proved so popular that Francis Durbridge was inspired to write a succession of novels featuring the smooth sleuth. Paul Temple and the Curzon Case is a gripping story of kidnapping, intrigue and sudden death read by Buffy and Little Britain star Anthony Head. An aeroplane crashes on the cliffs of Dulworth Bay, and two boys disappear from a public school in the same village. Are the two events connected? And who is the mysterious Curzon? His name first appears etched on a cricket bat owned by one of the missing Baxter boys, but nobody at the school, in the village or the boys' father has heard of him. When another boy vanishes, and a murder occurs, Paul knows that only by fitting a face to the name can he end Curzon's reign of terror...

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Francis Henry Durbridge was born 25th November 1912 in Hull, England. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School, where he was encouraged to write by his English teacher. He continued to do so while studying English at Birmingham University. After graduating in 1933, he worked for a short time as a stockbroker's clerk before selling a radio play, Promotion, to the BBC at the age of 21.

In 1938, Durbridge created the character Paul Temple, a crime novelist and detective. With Steve Trent, a Fleet Street journalist and later his wife, Temple solved numerous crimes in the glamorous world of the leisured middle classes, first on radio, then in films and, from 1969 to 1971, in a television series. In addition to the Paul Temple series, Durbridge wrote other mysteries for radio and television, many of which were also produced for German and Italian television and radio.
Durbridge also forged a successful career as a writer for the stage with seven plays, the last of which, Sweet Revenge, was written in 1991. He also wrote 43 novels, many of which were adapted from his scripts, sometimes with the help of others.

Durbridge married Norah Lawley in 1940, they had two sons. He died at his home in Barnes, aged 85 on 11th April 1998.

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