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Warren Murphy (I) (1933–2015)

Warren Murphy was born in Jersey City, where he worked as a reporter and editor. After the Korean war, he drifted into politics, "but when everybody I worked for went to jail, I thought God was sending me a message to find a new line of work." The first Destroyer novel followed soon after. He has been an adjunct professor at Moravian College, ... See full bio »

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 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (story)
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (based upon characters created by - 1 episode)
- Where Are My Socks and Other Mysteries of Love (1988) ... (based upon characters created by)
 1988 Remo Williams: The Prophecy (TV Movie) (novel series: "The Destroyer")
 1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (novel "The Destroyer")
 1975 The Eiger Sanction (screenplay - as Warren B. Murphy)

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Novel: Trace: Pigs Get Fat (winner of the 1986 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original) See more »

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Warren B. Murphy

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[on Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)] The movie was a near miss and the shame was that it was so easily correctable. You can't have a great hero without a great villain. James Bond has guys who want to blow up London or enslave the world or steal all the gold in Fort Knox, yet we wound up with a guy who was selling cheap rifles to the government. That's not going to drag people into the... See more »


Was sometimes mistakenly identified in the media as the husband of actor Nancy Cartwright, who is the voice of Bart Simpson. Cartwright was in fact married to a different Warren Murphy (a financier, not a writer). See more »


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