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Francis M. Nevins

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Cover of 'The Night My Friend'

The Night My Friend
Stories of Crime and Suspense
By Edward D. Hoch
· Edited by Francis M. Nevins

Mystery writer Edward Hoch’s career has spanned three and a half decades and produced nearly seven hundred stories. His series characters—there are two dozen of them, including Simon Ark, an occult detective who claims to be two millennia old; Ben Snow, a Western drifter and possible reincarnation of Billy the Kid; Nick Velvet, professional thief, who specializes in stealing items of no value; Libby Knowles, ex-cop turned private bodyguard; and Dr.

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