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Ed McBain moves on…

July 7, 2005

It must be the season. Although I thought it was usually in the late fall or winter, but another “great” has passed.

Evan Hunter, Writer Who Created Police Procedural, Dies at 78 – New York Times

We’ve got a ton of his books in our collection, not unusual since he wrote 55 of the 87th Precinct series and they were ground breaking in their way. The life and minutiae of being “the police.” Plus he holds a special place in our memories as the screenwriter for THE BIRDS with Alfred Hitchcock under his other pseudonym — Evan Hunter.

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