He spends his final night of a Manhattan business trip drinking and frantically chasing womenDa pickup in a bar, an old girlfriend for phone sex and finally two prostitutes in a brothel, where Thorpe insults a third whore and is beaten by the bouncer, only to be rescued by a kindly streetwalker who takes him to her home. Though his popularity with readers never flagged, by the early 1990's his 87th Precinct novels were particularly in vogue. The April Robin Murders was started by Craig Rice and finished by Evan Hunter as Ed McBain. Consequently, during the 1950s Hunter used the pseudonyms Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, and Richard Marsten for much of his crime fiction. The first is a cuttingly incisive character study of L.
Ed McBain is the pseudonym prolific American novelist Evan Hunter 1926-2005 is perhaps best known as. All of our books are in clean, readable condition unless noted otherwise. We do not accept books with water damage, strong smoke smell, or just plain beat up. A version of this obituary; biography appears in print on July 7, 2005, on Page B00010 of the National edition with the headline: Evan Hunter, Writer Who as Ed McBain Created Police Procedural, Dies at 78. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Pocket, September 2001.
Aside from novels, he also penned several short story collections, two autobiographies, plus numerous plays, screenplays and teleplays. Alone in New York City on business, he spends the empty hours of the night in a compulsive search for female companionship. In 1951, Lombino took a job as an executive editor for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, working with authors such as , , , , and. We currently have listed on the site and with more added each day. Nice and clean pages as new with two small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages. Set in a fictional version of New York City, he later wrote the screenplay for the 1972 film 'Fuzz', staring Burt Reynolds. It was later revised and republished as The Gutter and the Grave by Ed McBain.
The name Evan Hunter is generally believed to have been derived from two schools he attended, Evander Childs High School and Hunter College, although the author himself would never confirm that. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997 and in 2014, after 40+ years of bookselling in the capital, Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. Scuff marks to dust jacket. Hunter's other screenplays included 1960 , based on his own 1958 novel; and 1972 , based on his eponymous 1968 87th Precinct novel, which he had written as Ed McBain. With original pictorial dust jacket.
Slight reading lean; occasional creases from turned over page corners. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series including the Edgar Award-nominated Money, Money, Money to the bestselling novels written under his own name, Evan Hunter -- including The Blackboard Jungle now in a 50th anniversary edition from Pocket Books and Criminal Conversation. The cause was cancer of the larynx, said his agent, Jane Gelfman. For about a decade, from 1984 to 1994, Hunter published no fiction under his own name. Advertisement Correction: July 8, 2005, Friday Because of an editing error, an obituary of the novelist Evan Hunter yesterday misidentified the mother of two of his three sons. Hunter was also successful as screenwriter for film and television.
The victim is a young prostitute whose path crossed Benjamin Thorpe's the night before. While notable, this in and of itself is not definitive proof: Meredith almost certainly forwarded novels to Hamling by any number of authors, claiming these novels were by Hunter simply to make a sale. Review copy stamp title page. This experience would later form the basis for his novel 1954 , written under the pen name Evan Hunter. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Gelfman, his agent, estimated that in 50 years of writing, he had sold more than 100 million copies of his work. After a dozen books, he quietly retired the series in 1998. Writing as both Ed McBain and Evan Hunter, he broke new ground with Candyland, a novel in two parts. If the edges are starting to get wore, but the book is otherwise in good condition, we may have clear tape reinforcing the edges. We are continually improving the quality of our text archives.
Lombino legally changed his name to Evan Hunter in May 1952, after an editor told him that a novel he wrote would sell more copies if credited to Evan Hunter than to S. In the process of adapting 's novel 1961 for Hitchcock, Hunter and the director disagreed on the rape scene, and the writer was sacked. In publisher's blue cloth with red titles to spine. Correction Appended Evan Hunter, the author who as Ed McBain virtually invented the American police procedural with his gritty 87th Precinct series featuring an entire detective squad as its hero, died yesterday at his home in Weston, Conn. Ed McBain, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, was also the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award.
Purple hardback gilt lettering to the spine,small nick and crease on the edges of the cover and spine with Dj small crease,nick and scratch on the Dj cover ,both in mint condition. He did confirm that Hunt Collins was derived from Hunter College. Ed McBain, his best known pseudonym, was first used with 1956 , the first novel in the crime series. If you need more details about a certain book, you can always give us a call as well 920-734-8908. Hunter's first two marriages, to Anita Melnick and Mary Vann Hughes, ended in divorce.
Additionally, ran a police drama called during the 1961—62 season, based on McBain's work. Hunter revealed that he was McBain in 1958 but continued to use the pseudonym for decades, notably for the 87th Precinct series, and the detective series. Retrieved 11 September 2018 — via Google Books. His dizzying descent leads to an early morning confrontation in a mid-town brothel, and a subsequent searing self-revelation. The detailed police investigation and excruciating suspense are classic Ed McBain. Soon detectives investigating the homicide of a young female prostitute see Thorpe as their main suspect.