Thursday, July 07, 2005

Ed McBain/Evan Hunter Deat at 78
As Ed McBain he wrote the 87th Precinct crime novels, and as Evan Hunter he wrote books including The Blackboard Jungle (1954) Last Summer (1968), which were both made into films, and Candyland (2000). The author died yesterday at his Connecticut home of throat cancer, reports the New York Times.

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