William L. DeAndrea

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William Louis DeAndrea
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Born Port Chester, New York
(1952-07-01)July 1, 1952
Died November 9, 1996(1996-11-09) (aged 44)
Education Syracuse University

William Louis DeAndrea (July 1, 1952 - October 9, 1996) was an American mystery writer and columnist. He won three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, the first for his first novel, Killed in the Ratings. The majority of his novels made up several series. The Matt Cobb mysteries drew on DeAndrea's experience working for a major American television network. The Niccolo Benedetti mysteries paid homage to great detectives such as Nero Wolfe. (DeAndrea was an active member of the Wolfe Pack when he lived in New York.) The Clifford Driscoll series ventured into the realm of the spy thriller, while the Lobo Blacke/Quinn Booker series of historical mysteries were set in the old West. DeAndrea was also the author of the J’Accuse! column in the Armchair Detective, a fanzine published by Mysterious Press. He won his third Edgar in 1994 for his reference work, Encyclopedia Mysteriosa. He was married to mystery writer Jane Haddam.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Port Chester, New York. He was educated at Syracuse University. During the 1980s his job took him to Europe, first to Paris and then London. On his return to the United States he lived in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He was married to mystery writer Jane Haddam. He died on October 9, 1996.

Bibliography[edit]

The Matt Cobb Mysteries:

  • Killed in the Ratings 1978(Edgar winner: Best First Novel)
  • Killed in Fringe Time 1994
  • Killed in the Fog1996
  • Killed in Paradise1988
  • Killed in the Act1981
  • Killed on the Ice1984
  • Killed on the Rocks1990
  • Killed With a Passion1983

The Professor Niccolo Benedetti Mysteries:

  • The HOG Murders 1979(Edgar winner: Best Paperback Original)
  • The Manx Murders1992
  • The Werewolf Murders1994

The Clifford Driscoll series:

  • Atropos
  • Azrael
  • Cronus
  • Snark

The Lobo Blacke/Quinn Booker Mysteries:

  • The Fatal Elixir
  • Written in Fire

As Philip DeGrave:

  • Unholy Moses
  • Keep the Baby, Faith (Bogie's Mystery)

Collection:

  • Murder — All Kinds

Non-Fiction

  • Encyclopedia Mysteriosa

References[edit]

  • Haddam, Jane (1999) New Introduction to The Hog Murders by William L. DeAndrea, International Polgonics, New York City

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