is the author of five previously published books. Of All The
Bloody Cheek, Rather A Vicious Gentleman, For
Murder I Charge More (the first three in the Augustus Mandrell
series), Hot Town, and The Bag Man. Prompted
by rumors of an unpublished fourth Mandrell novel, acclaimed mystery
writers, Walter Satterthwait and Bill Crider contacted the author’s
wife, Rita. (Incidently, her birth date, February 13th, is the
one Augustus Mandrell perpetually refers to as “...that
birth date, historically, of beautiful women...”) Through
an uncanny chain of fortuitous events the manuscript was found,
and will be published by PointBlank.
Frank McAuliffe was born the eldest of eight children to Irish
immigrants, Con and Margaret McAuliffe in New York City, New York.
He married Rita Gibbons and they had seven children together (Meg,
Liz, Mark, Mary, Kate, Barbara, and Luke). After moving to Ventura,
California, McAuliffe worked as a technical writer for the Navy,
but spent most of his spare time writing fiction. In 1972 Frank
McAuliffe was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Award for his novel,
For Murder I Charge More. Upon accepting the award for
The Best Paperback Mystery of the Year, McAuliffe responded, "Ladies
and Gentlemen, you have impeccably good taste."
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