Evan Hunter

Age: 78

writer who created the police procedural genre. Using the pseudonym Ed McBain, he wrote the gritty 87th Precinct series of novels, beginning with 1956's Cop Hater, which paved the way for such TV series as NYPD Blue.

Died: Weston, Conn., July 6, 2005

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