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Date of Birth 12 December 1952New York City, New York, USA

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Noel Hynd was born in New York City and grew up in New York and Connecticut. He began writing professionally before graduation from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Relations. His novel "The Enemy Within" was published in hardcover in March 2006 by Tor Books. Previous supernatural thrillers--"Ghosts", "Rage of Spirits", "Cemetery of Angels", "A Room For The Dead"--remain very popular and have been selections of the major American book clubs. "Ghosts" was a Literary Guild selection in 2004 and is in the pre-production stage as a mini-series for cable TV. Earlier works include several novels in the espionage field, among them "Zigzag" (1992), a political thriller set around the 1996 U.S. Presidential election, and "Truman's Spy" (1991), an espionage thriller set at the outset of the McCarthy era in 1950. His first novel, "Revenge", was published in 1976. Movie rights were sold to Frank Yablans at Twentieth Century Fox. Other suspense and/or espionage novels which followed were "The Sandler Inquiry" (1977), "False Flags" (1979), "Flowers From Berlin" (1985) and "The Khrushchev Objective" (1987). In the latter book Hynd worked with former British intelligence office 'Christopher Creighton' to tell the inside story of Britain's Crabb Affair, one of the most notorious British diplomatic and intelligence scandals of the 1950s.

His novels have been published around the world, with foreign editions appearing in the U.K., as well as in translation in French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Finnish and Japanese. Some of his novels have been on regional best-seller lists in the US and abroad. Worldwide sales have totaled in excess of five million copies. He has also written three non-fiction books. The first was "The Cop and The Kid" (1982), during which he followed the New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Unit for more than a year. The second was "The Giants of the Polo Grounds" (1988), an anecdotal informal history of baseball's New York Giants from 1873 through 1957. The latter book was a nominee for best baseball book of the year by Spitball Magazine, the literary baseball publication based in Cincinnati. It was also cited in "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times' Sunday Review of Books as one of the year's best books. "The Giants of the Polo Grounds" was also published as a quality trade paperback in the spring of 1996 by Taylor Publishing of Dallas, TX. He published a biography titled "Marquard and Seeley" in 1996. It is the true story of Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Rube Marquard, who attempted to quit baseball and join his wife, actress/singer Blossom Seeley, as a musical hall star in the years before World War I. In 1995 the Actors Guild of Lexington, Kentucky, commissioned Hynd to adapt one of his novels, "A Room For The Dead", as a stage play. The new piece was given a staged reading at the Guild's Theater in Lexington in February of l996.

Hynd has also been a frequent contributor to various magazines, including Harper's, Sports Illustrated, World Traveler, The Reader's Digest and The Pennsylvania Gazette, the alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania, for whom he is the monthly sports columnist. His specialties in magazine work are true crime and professional sports. He lives in Culver City, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: pae (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

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Patricia White (I) (19 July 2003 - present)

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