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Robert L. Fish (1912–1981)


American author of police novels. Robert L. Pike is the pseudonym of Robert L. Fish; a pike is a kind of fish. He also writes as A.C. Lamprey and Lawrence Roberts. See more trivia »

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Bullitt Writer
Twist of Fate
Twist of Fate Writer
Diary of the Dead


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 1989 Twist of Fate (TV Mini-Series) (book "Pursuit" - 2 episodes)
- Part II (1989) ... (book "Pursuit")
- Part I (1989) ... (book "Pursuit")
 1981-1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- In the Bag (1982) ... (story)
- Hijack (1981) ... (story)
 1972 Missão: Matar (novel "Always Kill a Stranger")
 1969 The Assassination Bureau (novel - as Robert Fish)
 1968 Bullitt (novel "Mute Witness" - as Robert L. Pike)

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Short story collection: "The Incredible Schlock Homes" See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Fish | A.C. Lamprey | Robert L. Pike | Lawrence Roberts

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An engineer who worked in major companies including Firestone Tire and Rubber, Fish submitted his first story to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine at the age of 48. He won a total of three Edgar Allan Poe awards from the Mystery Writers of America and served as the organization's president in 1976. He had open-heart surgery in 1971 but continued writing at his home in Connecticut. On February 23, ... See more »

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