1930 - 2008

Writing as: Edward Hoch

According to Wikipedia: "Edward Hoch was an American writer of detective fiction. Although he wrote several novels, he was primarily known for his vast output of over 950 short stories.

Hoch (pronounced hoke) was born in Rochester, New York and began writing in the 1950s; his first story appeared in 1955 in Famous Detective Stories and was followed by stories in The Saint Mystery Magazine. In January 1962 he began appearing in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. In December 1962 he kicked off his most successful collaboration, with the appearance of his first story in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine; in the years since EQMM has published over 450 of Hoch's stories, roughly half of his total output. In May 1973 EQMM began publishing a new Hoch story in every monthly issue; as of May 2007 the author had gone an astonishing 34 years without missing a single issue."

Series Books
Jeffery Rand The Spy Who Came To The Brink (ss) (1965)
  The Spy Who Did Nothing (ss) (1965)
  The Spy Who Had Faith In Double-C (ss) (1965)
  The Spy Who Took The Long Route (ss) (1966)
  The Spy Who Came To The End Of The Road (ss) (1966)
  The Spy Who Walked Through Walls (ss) (1966)
  The Spy Who Came Out Of The Night (ss) (1967)
  The Spy Who Worked For Peace (ss) (1967)
  The Spy Who Didn't Exist (ss) (1967)
  The Spy Who Read Latin (ss) (1968)
  The Spy Who Clutched A Playing Card (ss) (1968)
  The Spy And The Calendar Network (ss) (1969)
  The Spy And The Shopping List Code (ss) (1969)
  The Spy Who Purchased A Lavender (ss) (1969)
  The Spy Who Traveled With A Coffin (ss) (1970)
  The Spy And The Bermuda Cipher (ss) (1970)
  The Spy And The Thief (1971)
  The Spy And The Nile Mermaid (ss) (1971)
  The Spy Who Knew Too Much (ss) (1971)
  The Spy And The Diplomat'S Daughter (ss) (1971)
  The Spy Without A Country (ss) (1972)
  The Spy Who Didn't Remember (ss) (1972)
  The Spy And The Reluctant Courier (ss) (1972)
  The Spy In The Pyramid (ss) (1972)
  The Spy Who Was Expected (ss) (1972)
  The Spy With The Knockout Punch (ss) (1973)
  The Spy And The Intercepted Letters (ss) (1974)
  The Spy At The End Of The Rainbow (ss) (1974)
  The Spy And The Talking House (ss) (1974)
  The Spy Who Took A Vacation (ss) (1975)
  The Spy And The Mysterious Card (ss) (1975)
  The Spy Who Collected Lapel Pins (ss) (1976)
  The Spy At The Crime Writers' Congress (ss) (1976)
  The Spy Who Died Twice (ss) (1977)
  The Spy In The Toy Business (ss) (1978)
  The Spy And The Cats Of Rome (ss) (1978)
  The Spy In The Labyrinth (ss) (1978)
  The Spy Who Wasn't Needed (ss) (1979)
  The Spy Who Had A List (ss) (1979)
  The Spy Who Was Alone (ss) (1979)
  The Spy And The Snowman (ss) (1980)
  The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead (ss) (1980)
  The Spy Who Stayed Up All Night (ss) (1981)
  The Spy And The Walrus Cipher (ss) (1981)
  The Spy Who Didn't Defect (ss) (1981)
  The Spy At The Film Festival (ss) (1982)
  The Spy And The Village Murder (ss) (1982)
  The Spy Who Sat In Judgment (ss) (1983)
  The Spy Who Stepped Back In Time (ss) (1983)
  The Spy At The Top Of The List (ss) (1984)
  The Spy Who Went To The Opera (ss) (1984)
  The Spy On The Seaway (ss) (1985)
  The Spy At The Spa (ss) (1985)
  The Spy And The Suicide Club (ss) (1985)
  The Spy Who Looked Back (ss) (1985)
  The Spy Who Knew The Future (ss) (1986)
  The Spy's Story (ss) (1986)
  Spy For Sale (ss) (1987)
  The Spy And The Short-Order Cipher (ss) (1987)
  The Spy And The Embassy Murders (ss) (1988)
  A Game For Spies (ss) (1988)
  The Spy And The Guy Fawkes Bombing (ss) (1988)
  Tales of Espionage (1989)
  The Underground Spy (ss) (1989)
  The Spy And The Geomancers (ss) (1989)
  The Spy Who Went To Camelot (ss) (1990)
  The Spy And The Healing Waters (ss) (1990)
  The Spy And The Christmas Cipher (ss) (1990)
  The Spy Who Read Latin (1990)
  The Spy And The Gypsy (ss) (1991)
  The Spy And The Psychics (ss) (1991)
  The Spy And The Greek Enigma (ss) (1992)
  The Spy With The Icicle Eye (ss) (1993)
  Spy At Sea (ss) (1993)
  Egyptian Days (ss) (1994)
  Waiting For Mrs. Ryder (ss) (1994)
  The Nine-O'Clock Gun (ss) (1995)
  Train To Luxor (ss) (1996)
  One Bag Of Coconuts (ss) (1997)
  The Old Spies Club (ss) (1997)
  The Liverpool Kiss (ss) (1998)
  The Man From Nile K (ss) (1999)
  The War That Never Was (ss) (1999)
  Season Of The Camel (ss) (2000)
  The Old Spies Club (2001)
  Tower To Nowhere (ss) (2002)
  The Spy And The Minotaur (ss) (2002)
  The Face Of Ali Baba (ss) (2003)
  Paris Masque (ss) (2005)
  The Alexandrian Solution (ss) (2008)