John Franklin Bardin

John Franklin Bardin (1916-1981) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1946, Bardin entered a period of intense creativity during which he wrote three crime novels that were relatively unsuccessful at first, one of them not even being published in America until the late 1960s, but which have since become well-regarded cult novels. His best-regarded works, The Deadly Percheron, The Last of Philip Banter and Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly experienced renewed interest in the 1970s when they were discovered by British readers. He resided New York City’s East Village until his death on July 9, 1981.

books by John Franklin Bardin