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Frank Heller
Frank Heller

Frank Heller was the pen name of the Swedish writer Gunnar Serner (20 July 1886 - 14 October 1947), (aged 61). He wrote a string of light books about shady business transactions in an international milieu. His best known works concerned the recurring character Philip Collin, who was simultaneously a detective and a thief. He was uncle to the actor Håkan Serner.


  • The Emperor's Old Clothes, 1923 New York (also published as The Chinese Coats, London 1924) translated by Robert Emmons Lee (1888-1925)[1]
  • The Marriage of Yussuf Khan, Crowell New York 1923, Hutchinson & Co London 1924, translated by Robert Emmons Lee (1888-1925)
  • The Grand Duke's Finances, translated by Robert Emmons Lee (1888-1925)
  • The Perilous Transactions of Mr. Collin, 1924, likely the same as:
  • The London Adventures of Mr. Collin, 1923, translated by Pauline Chary
    • Collection of the following short stories:[2]
    • The story of the absent-minded gentleman
    • The sorrowful adventures of Mr. Isaacs
    • The mystery of the lost bullion
    • Mr. Collin becomes a landlord
    • Mr. Collin's holliday agency
    • The blue-eyed lie
  • Mr. Collin is Ruined, 1925
  • The Strange Adventures of Mr. Collin, Crowell New York 1926
  • The Thousand and Second Night, An Arabesque. Williams & Norgate, London, 1926, translated by Robert Emmons Lee (1888-1925)
  • Lead Me into Temptation, Crowell New York 1927, translated by Robert Emmons Lee (1888-1925)
  • Twilight of the Gladiators, 1944


  1. ^ "EDWARD HOYT DIES; LEATHER PIONEER; Former President of Central Company Began His Career as a Tanner. A NATIVE NEW YORKER Served as Director of National Park Bank for 37 Years -- Member of Many Clubs".
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