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Evan Hunter

Evan Hunter (1926-2005) was one of the best-loved mystery novelists of the twentieth century. Born Salvatore Lambino in New York City, he served in the US Navy during World War II and briefly worked as a teacher after graduating from Hunter College. The experience provided the inspiration for his debut novel, The Blackboard Jungle (1954), which was published under his new legal name and adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier. Cop Hater (1956), the...See more