Parker Francis, author of the Quint Mitchell mystery series

Welcome to the online home of mystery writer Parker Francis. Parker is the author of the award-winning Quint Mitchell Mystery series which includes MATANZAS BAY, BRING DOWN THE FURIES, and HURRICANE ISLAND. He’s also penned the short story collection GHOSTLY WHISPERS, SECRET VOICES and the novella BLUE CRABS AT MIDNIGHT. Take a few minutes to graze through the pages, and sign up for my e-newsletter to stay atop the latest news and views. I’m always happy to hear from readers or writers so feel free to contact me.

Hurricane Island

Cover of "Hurricane Island," a Quint Mitchell Mystery by Parker Francis

“Hurricane Island will blow you away.”
– Michael Wiley, Shamus Award-winning author of Blue Avenue

If you’ve been holding your breath awaiting the next Quint Mitchell Mystery take a deep breath. Hurricane Island is now available from as both a print and Kindle ebook. Of course, Quint finds himself in read more…

Recent Updates

Bouchercon World Mystery Convention

I recently returned from the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans, everyone’s favorite party city. I’ve heard my fellow authors rave about Bouchercon for years, but had never attended one. I was on a panel at last year’s Killer Nashville Conference, and my fellow panelists were excited about the read more…