Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2023 | Views: 275
Other Profession(s): NoveList, Screen Writer
Famous For: 87th Precinct Novels
Higher Education: High School
Ed McBain (born Salvatore Albert Lombino, October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American crime writer. He is best known for his 87th Precinct detective novels, which were set in a fictional city and followed the work of detectives in a police precinct. McBain's 87th Precinct novels were groundbreaking in the crime fiction genre and were credited with helping to create the police procedural subgenre. He was a prolific writer and published more than 50 novels during his lifetime.
Evan Hunter Career:
Evan Hunter Early Writing Career: Hunter started writing in the 1940s and had his first novel, The Blackboard Jungle, published in 1954. The novel was later adapted into a film.
Evan Hunter 87th Precinct Novels: Hunter is best known for his 87th Precinct detective novels, which were set in a fictional city and followed the work of detectives in a police precinct. He wrote more than 50 87th Precinct novels and the series is considered one of the most successful detective series of all time.
Evan Hunter Screenwriting: Hunter was also a successful screenwriter and wrote for film and television under his real name. He wrote screenplays for films such as The Birds, Blackboard Jungle, and Stranger on the Run.
Evan Hunter Awards:
Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for his 87th Precinct novels
In 1986, Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America
In 2001, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America
Evan Hunter Unknown Facts:
Early Life: Hunter was born Salvatore Albert Lombino in New York City. He changed his name to Evan Hunter in the 1950s when he began publishing his work.
Military Service: Hunter served in the US Navy during World War II.
Evan Hunter Notable Works:
1954: The Blackboard Jungle: Hunter's first novel
1956: Cop Hater, The first novel in the 87th Precinct series
1963: Killer's Choice: A novel in the 87th Precinct series
1958: Ice, A novel in the 87th Precinct series