- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Edward Wright, the journalist turned novelist who wrote an award-winning series of mysteries set in post-World War II Los Angeles, has died. He was 75.

His wife Cathy tells the Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1JS1Onc) that Wright died May 1 at a Southern California hospital from complications of lymphoma.

Wright spent three decades in daily journalism, including nearly 20 years at the Times, before switching careers in the early 1990s to write fiction.

Three of his novels feature the character John Ray Horn, a former B-movie actor and ex-con who becomes a private eye. The first in the series, “Clea’s Moon,” won England’s Debut Dagger Award for unpublished writers.

Wright, an Arkansas native, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

Besides his wife, Wright is survived by a sister, Carol Wright, of Massachusetts.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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