Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mystery Author Hillary Waugh Dies

The New York Times is reporting that prolific mystery author Hillary Waugh died on December 8th in Torrington CT. He was 88.

Waugh was widely recognized as a pioneer in the mystery subgenre of police procedurals with his 1952 novel Last Seen Wearing. In addition to his many stand-alone novels, he wrote several recurring series books, one of which, the 1959 novel Sleep Long, My Love featuring Chief of Police Fred C. Fellows, was made into the 1962 film Jigsaw. He also published many mysteries under pen names including H. Baldwin Taylor and Elissa Grandower.

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