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Alice in Jeopardy

by Ed McBain

Alice in Jeopardy by Ed McBain
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    Jan 2005, 304 pages
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    May 2006, 384 pages

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Ed McBain was a pseudonym of Evan Hunter. Born Salvatore Lombino, he clocked up an impressive number of pseudonyms in his 50+ year writing career - during the 50s he wrote eight books under the name Richard Marsten, two books as Hunt Collins and two as Curt Cannon, in addition to starting on his now famous 87th Precinct series under the name Ed McBain. Then in the 1970s he made a brief appearance as Ezra Hannon, and in 1992 as John Abbott. He published more than 100 books which sold more than one hundred million copies, but is best known for the 87th Precinct series - with more than 50 million copies of the more than 50 books in print.

He died of cancer in July 2005. A number of books are expected to be published posthumously including Fiddlers, an 87th Precinct story. in September 2005 (paperback in Sept 2006), and a short-story collection, Learning To Kill (July 2006). He is survived by his wife, Dragica.

For a list of his books in series order, try fantasticfiction.com, which is an extremely comprehensive, and very accurate, source of bibliographic information.

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