Ed McBain





Ed McBain

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born
in New York, The United States
October 15, 1926

died
July 06, 2005

gender
male

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About this author

Ed McBain is a pseudonym of Evan Hunter, who was born and raised as Salvatore Lombino in New York City, living in East Harlem until the age of 12, at which point his family moved to the Bronx. He attended Olinville Junior High School, then Evander Childs High School, before winning an Art Students League scholarship. Later, he was admitted as an art student at Cooper Union.

Hunter served in the Navy in World War II, writing several short stories while serving aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. However, none of these stories were published until after he had established himself as an author in the 1950s.

After the war, Hunter returned to New York and studied at Hunter College, majoring in English, with minors in dramatics and education. He pub...more


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“The body lay outside an abandoned, boarded-up theater. The theater had started as a first-run movie house, many years back when the neighborhood had still been fashionable. As the neighborhood began rotting, the theater began showing second-run films, and then old movies, and finally foreign-language films.”
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“Any new corpses today?"
"None yet."
"Pity. I’m getting so I miss my morning coffee and corpse.”
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