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Frank Malley

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Frank works as a volunteer ambulance car driver, transporting cancer patients to life-saving radiotherapy treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. In another life he was a columnist with the Daily Express newspaper in London and former chief writer with Press Association Sport. He travelled the world reporting top events, including five Olympics and four football World Cups.

He has written eight books:

The Killing Circle – published by Sharpe Books (October 2023). The third and final book in the Emily Stearn series. An action-packed thriller in which the main code-breaking character infiltrates a gang of female mercenaries intent on stealing the UK’s defence secrets.

The Hit List – published by Sharpe Books (March 2023). The second book in the Emily Stearn thrillers trilogy. A fast-paced spy story pitting a young female British Intelligence officer against a Russian assassin.

The 13th Assassin – published by Sharpe Books (April 2022). A cosy murder mystery cum spy thriller and the first book in the Emily Stearn series.

If It Looks Like a Duck – Whisper Publishing (August 2022) – the second book in the Lexford Town series.  A murder mystery with a comic thread.

When The Mist Clears – Whisper Publishing (May 2020). A cosy crime mystery and the first book in the Lexford Town mysteries.

Simply The Best (Pitch Publishing 2017). The inside story of the most glorious era in Wigan rugby’s cup-winning history.

Living on the Deadline (Pitch Publishing May 2014). The memoir of Frank’s life as a global sports reporter covering international sport.

Champions (Simon & Schuster 1993). The story of Manchester United’s 26-year quest for glory culminating in the club becoming the first Premier League champions.

Royalties for his books go to charity, the most recent to the Primrose Cancer Charity in his adopted home town of Bedford where he lives with wife Carole.


Books by Frank Malley

  • The Killing Circle The Killing Circle


  • The Hit List The Hit List


  • The 13th Assassin The 13th Assassin


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