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Edward D. Hoch (1930–2008)


Believed to have been the world's most prolific writer of short mystery stories. He published over 900 stories in periodicals over 5 decades. See more trivia »

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 1987 Die Krimistunde (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
 1980-1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Vorpal Blade (1983) ... (story)
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... (story)
 1976 Nick Verlaine ou Comment voler la Tour Eiffel (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1972-1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (short story - 3 episodes)
- The Man Without a Face (1974) ... (short story)
- Freefall to Terror (1973) ... (short story)
- Cop of the Year (1972) ... (short story)
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series) (story "The Ring with the Velvet Ropes" - 1 episode)
- The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes (1972) ... (story "The Ring with the Velvet Ropes")
 1969 It Takes All Kinds (story "A Girl Like Cathy")
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Off Season (1965) ... (short story)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He wrote hundreds of mystery stories for periodicals including Argosy, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and The Saint Mystery Magazine. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine published a story of his every month from 1973 until his death. See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Though I can write a short story in a week or two, a novel takes me two or three months. With the few I've attempted, I find myself losing interest about halfway through, anxious to get on to the next idea.


Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 97, pages 170-171. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2001. See more »

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