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Hillary Waugh, prolific mystery writer, dies at 88
Hillary Waugh, prolific mystery writer, dies at 88

Hillary Waugh, a novelist whose prolific career introduced generations of mystery readers to small-town intrigue and police techniques rooted in real investigations, has died. He was 88. Waugh's son, Lawrence, confirmed his death Saturday, saying it occurred Dec. 8 in a nursing facility in Torrington, Conn., after a brief illness. He had moved there recently to be near one of his daughters after living for decades in Guilford, Conn., where he was a former first selectman. Waugh's dozens of novels -- numbering almost 50, including some he wrote under pen names -- earned him a Grand Master Award in 1989 from the Mystery Writers of America. The honor puts him in the company of...

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