In November 2001, the radio program Focus 580
from Illinois Public Media featured Ed McBain
(aka Evan Hunter, 1926–2005) discussing his early career and his pseudonyms; his writing routine; his series with his "conglomerate hero," the 87th Precinct (including Money Money Money
); his aborted book tour in the wake of 9/11; and his differences in approach between McBain and Hunter works. During the program the granddaughter of mystery author Craig Rice
calls in; McBain finished Rice's The April Robin Murders
after her death, and he explains how he came to be involved with the book.
Listen to the program here
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