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Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75
Mystery writer Edward Wright, former Timesman, dies at 75

Edward Wright, a journalist turned novelist who wrote an award-winning series of mysteries set in post-World War II Los Angeles, has died. He was 75. A former editor at the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, Wright died Friday at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of lymphoma, said his wife of 22 years, Cathy Wright. Wright spent three decades in daily journalism, including nearly 20 years at The Times, before switching careers in the early 1990s to try his hand at fiction. Of his five novels, three revolved around the character of John Ray Horn, a former B-movie western actor and ex-felon whose entanglements turn him into a sleuth. The first...

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