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Michael Avallone

1924 - 1999

Pseudonyms: Michael Avallone, Troy Conway, Sidney Stuart, Edwina Noone, Dorothea Nile, Steve Michaels, Dora Highland, Jean-Anne de Pre, Mark Dane, Priscilla Dalton

A very prolific writer, Mr. Avallone published his first work in the early 50's and continued strongly until his death. In addition to the Ed Noon detective/spy series, he co-wrote the first few Nick Carter/Killmaster books and penned a large number of books based on popular television shows. He was born in New York City, one of 17 children. His foray into his career began as the writer of pulp fiction with the sports genre but he got his major education as an editor of men's magazines. He billed himself as the "fastest typewriter in the East" and the large volume of work in a huge variety of genres would attest to that. It would not be possible to produce so much so quickly without someone giving him the label of hack and that label plagued him for some time and caused a fair amount of ill-feelings.

Michael Avallone
BucherThe Judas Judge (1979)
 September Slaughter (1989)
 Kill Them Silently (1980)
 Coffin Corner, USA (1981)
 Death In Yellow (1981)
 The Hoodoo Horror (1981)
 Go Die In Afghanistan (1982)
 The Man From White Hat (1982)
 Gotham Gore (1982)
Nick CarterRun, Spy, Run (1964)
 The China Doll (1964)
 Saigon (1964)
April DancerThe Birds Of A Feather Affair (1966)
 The Blazing Affair (1966)
Ed NoonThe Tall Dolores (1953)
 The Spitting Image (1954)
 Dead Game (1954)
 Violence In Velvet (1956)
 The Case of the Bouncing Betty (1956)
 The Alarming Clock (1957)
 The Case Of The Violent Virgin (1957)
 The Crazy Mixed-Up Corpse (1957)
 The Voodoo Murders (1957)
 Meanwhile, Back At The Morgue (1960)
 The Bedroom Bolero (1963)
 The Living Bomb (1963)
 There Is Something About A Dame (1963)
 Lust Is No Lady (1964)
 The Fat Death (1966)
 The February Doll Murders (1967)
 The Horrible Man (1968)
 Assassins Don't Die In Bed (1968)
 The Flower-Covered Corpse (1969)
 The Doomsday Bag (1969)
 Death Dives Deep (1970)
 Little Miss Murder (1970)
 Shoot It Again, Sam (1972)
 London, Bloody London (1972)
 Killer On The Keys (1972)
 The Girl In The Cockpit (1972)
 Kill Her, You'll Like It (1972)
 The Hot Body (1973)
 The X-Rated Corpse (1973)
 The Big Stiffs (1977)
 Dark On Monday (1978)
 Ed Noon's 5-Minute Mysteries (1978)
 High Noon At Midnight (1988)
Napoleon SoloThe Thousand Coffins Affair (1965)
Troy Conway
Rod DamonDon't Bite Off More Than You Can Chew (1967)
 The Big Freak-Out (1968)
 Billion Dollar Snatch (1968)
 The Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma'am Affair (1968)
 It's Getting Harder All The Time (1968)
 Come One, Come All (1968)
 Last Licks (1968)
 Keep It Up, Rod! (1968)
 The Man-Eater (1968)
 The Best Laid Plans (1969)
 It's What's Up Front That Counts (1969)
 Had Any Lately? (1969)
 Whatever Goes Up (1969)
 A Good Peace (1969)
 I'd Rather Fight Than Swish (1969)
 Just A Silly Millimeter Longer (1969)
 The Big Broad Jump (1969)
 The Sex Machine (1970)
 The Blow-Your-Mind Job (1970)
 The Cunning Linguist (1970)
 Will The Real Rod Please Stand Up? (1970)
 All Screwed Up (1970)
 The Master Baiter (1970)
 Turn The Other Sheik (1970)
 It's Not How Long You Make It (1970)
 Son Of A Witch (1971)
 The Penetrator (1971)
 A Stiff Proposition (1971)
 The Harder You Try, The Harder It Gets (1971)
 Up And Coming (1972)
 The Cockeyed Cuties (1972)
 I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing (1973)
 Eager Beaver (1973)
 A Hard Man Is Good To Find (1973)
Sidney Stuart
Non-Spy SeriesThe Night Walker (1964)
 Young Dillinger (1965)
 The Beast with the Red Hands (1973)
Edwina Noone
Non-Spy SeriesHeirloom of Tragedy (1965)
 Dark Cypress (1965)
 Corridor of Whispers (1965)
 The Victorian Crown (1966)
 The Second Secret (1966)
 Daughter of Darkness (1966)
 Seacliffe (1968)
 The Craghold Legacy (1971)
 The Craghold Curse (1972)
 The Craghold Creatures (1972)
 The Cloisonne Vase (1972)
 The Craghold Crypt (1973)
Dorothea Nile
Non-Spy SeriesTerror At Deepcliff (1966)
 Mistress of Farrondale (1966)
 The Evil Men Do (1966)
 The Vampire Cameo (1968)
 The Third Shadow (1973)
Steve Michaels
Non-Spy SeriesThe Main Attraction (1963)
Dora Highland
Non-Spy SeriesOne Five Three Oakland Street (1973)
 Death Is A Dark Man (1974)
Jean-Anne de Pre
Non-Spy SeriesThe Third Woman (1971)
 A Sound of Dying Roses (1971)
 Die, Jessica, Die (1972)
 Aquarius, My Evil (1972)
 Warlock's Woman (1973)
Mark Dane
Non-Spy SeriesFelicia (1964)
Priscilla Dalton
Non-Spy SeriesThe Silent Silken Shadows (1965)
 90 Gramercy Park (1965)
 The Darkening Willows (1965)
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