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Edward D. Hoch Obituary


One of the last great mystery pulp writers passed on recently. The obituary of Edward D. Hoch was featured in The Guardian this morning.

In every monthly issue since May 1973, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine has featured a short story by Edward D Hoch. Hoch, who has died after a heart attack aged 77, was perhaps the last heir of the penny-a-word scribes who pounded out a living in pulp magazines. He published nearly 1,000 short stories, primarily mysteries, in the few fiction magazines that survived the demise of the pulps…

Hoch was best known for his short stories but also wrote a few novels including The Shattered Raven, The Blue Movie Murders, and The Frankenstein Factory.

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