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Ed Lacy

Ed Lacy: pseudonym of Len (Leonard S.) Zinberg [1911-7 Jan 1968]; a Caucasian who wrote mysteries with black characters before that was politically correct; born New York City; married; 1 child; magazine writer; during World War II was a correspondent for "Yank"; winner Twentieth Century-Fox Literary Fellowship; winner 1958 Edgar Allan Poe Award Ed Lacy @ MGrost * 28 mystery/detective novels with series characters Lee Hayes (black police detective), Toussant Moore, Dave Wintino * The Woman Aroused [Avon, 1951; London: Hale, 1969] * Sin in Their Blood [Eton, 1952; as "Death in Passing", London: Boardman, 1959] * Strip for Violence [Eton: 1953] * Enter Without Desire [Avon, 1954] * Go for the Body [Avon, 1954; London: Boardman, 1954] * The Best That Ever Did It [Harper, 1955; London: Hutchinson, 1957; as "Visa to Death", Permabooks, 1956] * The Men from the Boys [Harper, 1956; London: Boardman, 1960] * Lead with Your Left [Harper, 1957; London: Boardman, 1957] Wintino * Room to Swing [Harper, 1957; London: Boardman, 1958] Moore * Breathe No More, My Lady [Avon, 1958] * Devil for the Witch [London: Boardman, 1958] * Be Careful How You Live [Harper, 1958; London: Hutchinson, 1958; as "Dead End", Pyramid, 1960] * Shakedown for Murder [Avon, 1958] * Blonde Bait [Rockville Center, New York: Zenith, 1959] * The Big Fix [Pyramid, 1960; London: Boardman, 1961] * A Deadly Affair [New York: Hillman, 1960] * Bugged for Murder [Avon, 1961] * The Freeloaders [Berkley, 1961; London: Boardman, 1962] * South Pacific Affair [Belmont, 1961] * The Sex Castle [Paperback Library, 1963; London: Digit, 1965; as "Shoot It Again", Paperback Library, 1969] * Too Hot to Handle [Paperback Library, 1963; London: Digit, 1966] * Moment of Untruth [Lancer, 1964; London: Boardman, 1965] Moore * Pity the Honest [London: Boardman, 1964; New York: Macfadden, 1965] * Harlem Underground [Pyramid, 1965] Hayes * Double Trouble [London: Boardman, 1965; New York: Lancer, 1967] Wintino * In Black and White [Lancer, 1967] Hayes * The Naplam Bugle [Pyramid, 1968] * The Big Bust [Pyramid, 1969; London: New English Library, 1970] * various mystery/detective stories under pseudonym Steve April * 6 novels as Len Zinberg In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "La" stands for Lanthanum. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "La" stands for Ed Lacy! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]