Frank Malley


Frank Malley

A journalist by profession, Frank worked as a columnist and deputy sports editor with the Daily Express for 15 years. As chief sportswriter with the Press Association for 17 years, he covered the Olympic Games, World Cup football, World Cup rugby and top events in golf, tennis, and motor racing.

Shortlisted for Columnist of the Year in the Sports Journalists’ Association awards, Frank took to writing books after becoming a freelance. Inspired by his part-time charity work transporting cancer patients for radiotherapy, Frank’s first fiction novel, When the Mist Clears, threw up a few wonderful, inspiring characters.

Published Books


Released worldwide on 15 May 2020

Will five friends live to keep a promise?

Tired of dodging bombs for a living, war correspondent Dan Armitage takes a career break. Signing up to transport patients for life-saving treatment, he befriends four courageous characters facing the scariest time of their lives.

As the tale unfolds, lighthearted shifts to sinister when Dan finds himself drawn into a criminal web. Throw in a vow for the friends to meet in a year if they’re still alive and enjoy a narrative blending the drama of a thriller with the tenderness of a love story that has consequences for all.

The author will donate his royalties to the Primrose Car Service (part of the Bedford Hospital Charity and Friends) for whom he works as an unpaid volunteer. The service offers free transport to patients undergoing radiotherapy (a 70-mile round trip) from Bedford to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK. Approximately 2,000 patient journeys take place annually. (Source: