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Walter Satterthwait


USA flag (b.1946)

Walter Satterthwait is an author of mysteries and historical fiction. A fan of mystery novels from a young age, he spent high school immersed in the works of Dashiell Hammett and Mickey Spillane. While working as a bartender in New York in the late 1970s, he wrote his first book: an adventure novel, Cocaine Blues (1979), about a drug dealer on the run from a pair of killers.
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
Sleight of Hand (1993) (with Ernie Bulow)
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Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1995) : Escapade