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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Edward D. Hoch, 1930-2008

Ed Hoch, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, author of over 900 mystery stories and the only author to have a story in every issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine for the past 35 years, died of a heart attack last week. I met Mr. Hoch once at Bouchercon in Last Vegas. I was privileged to be a part of a session on short mysteries and he was the featured speaker. He was a delightful and gracious man. His stories are wonderfully entertaining. Ed Hoch will be sorely missed.