The novelist Evan Hunter died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he was known by the pen names of Ed McBain and Evan Hunter. Known for his mystery and crime fiction works, he received great critical acclaim for his 1956 novel, Cop Hater.
His first two marriages ended in divorce, but his third marriage lasted until his death in 2005. He had three sons and a step-daughter.
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. He was 78. The cause was cancer of the larynx, said his agent, Jane Gelfman.
Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me.
I’ve never been a cop nor hope to be a cop, thanks.
It’s hard to write an Evan Hunter novel because I really am starting from scratch. I’m assuming a new voice each time. The McBain voice is set.
I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute.
It’s a matter of style. The Evan Hunter style and the Ed McBain style are very, very different.