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Edward S Aarons


(Edward Sidney Aarons)
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aka Paul Ayres, Edward Ronns

Edward Sidney Aarons (1916 - June 16, 1975) was an American writer, author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1962. One of these was under the pseudonym "Paul Ayres" (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name "Edward Ronns". He also wrote numerous articles for detective magazines such as Detective Story Magazine and Scarab.

Aarons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a degree in Literature and History from Columbia University. He worked at various jobs to put himself through college, including jobs as a newspaper reporter and fisherman. In 1933, he won a short story contest as a student. In World War II he was in the United States Coast Guard, joining after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He finished his duty in 1945, having obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Genres: Mystery
 
Novels
   No Place to Live (1947)
     aka Lady, The Guy Is Dead
   Terror in the Town (1947)
   Gift of Death (1948)
   Nightmare (1948)
   The Art Studio Murders (1950)
   Dead Heat (1950) (as by Paul Ayres)
   Escape to Love (1952)
   Come Back, My Love (1953)
   The Sinners (1953)
   Girl on the Run (1954)
   They All Ran Away (1955)
   Point of Peril (1956)
   Hell to Eternity (1960)
   The Defenders (1961)
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Series contributed to
Sam Durell
   1. Assignment to Disaster (1955)
   2. Assignment Treason (1956)
   3. Assignment Suicide (1956)
   4. Assignment Stella Marni (1957)
   5. Assignment Budapest (1957)
   6. Assignment Angelina (1958)
   7. Assignment Madeleine (1958)
   8. Assignment Carlotta Cortez (1959)
   9. Assignment Helene (1959)
   10. Assignment Lili Lamaris (1959)
   11. Assignment Zoraya (1960)
   12. Assignment Mara Tirana (1960)
   13. Assignment Lowlands (1961)
   14. Assignment Burma Girl (1961)
   15. Assignment Ankara (1961)
   16. Assignment Karachi (1962)
   17. Assignment Sorrento Siren (1962)
   18. Assignment Manchurian Doll (1963)
   19. Assignment the Girl in the Gondola (1964)
   20. Assignment Sulu Sea (1964)
   21. Assignment the Cairo Dancers (1965)
   22. Assignment School for Spies (1966)
   23. Assignment Cong Hai Kill (1966)
   24. Assignment Palermo (1966)
   25. Assignment Black Viking (1967)
   26. Assignment Moon Girl (1967)
   27. Assignment Nuclear Nude (1968)
   28. Assignment Peking (1969)
   29. Assignment White Rajah (1970)
   30. Assignment Star Stealers (1970)
   31. Assignment Tokyo (1971)
   32. Assignment Golden Girl (1972)
   33. Assignment Bangkok (1972)
   34. Assignment Maltese Maiden (1972)
   35. Assignment Silver Scorpion (1973)
   36. Assignment Ceylon (1974)
   37. Assignment Amazon Queen (1974)
   38. Assignment Sumatra (1974)
   39. Assignment Quayle Question (1975)
   40. Assignment Black Gold (1975)
   41. Assignment Unicorn (1976)
   42. Assignment Afghan Dragon (1976)
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