Ed Dee

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Template:Use mdy datesTemplate:Use American EnglishOriginal short description: "American novelist"


Edward J. Dee, Jr. (born February 3, 1940), publishing as Ed Dee, is an American author of crime fiction.

Dee was born in Yonkers, New York on February 3, 1940.[1] He graduated from Sacred Heart High School, then served two years in the United States Army. In 1962 in joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He earned a BA from Fordham University.[2]

Dee retired from the NYPD as a lieutenant in 1982 and then he began to write.[1] He earned an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University in 1992.[1] His first novel, 14 Peck Slip, was named a notable book of the year in 1994 by The New York Times.[3][4] Bronx Angel (1995), Little Boy Blue (1997), Nightbird (1999), and The Con Man's Daughter (2003) followed.

Panek identifies nostalgia for police traditions as a major theme of Dee's oeuvre.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dee, Ed 1940–". Gale. 2020. https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/dee-ed-1940. 
  2. Murphy, Bruce F. (1999-12-09) (in en). The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 134. ISBN 978-0-230-10735-9. https://books.google.ca/books?id=B5SGDAAAQBAJ. 
  3. "Notable Books of the Year: 1994" (in en-US). The New York Times. 1994-12-04. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/04/books/notable-books-of-the-year-1994.html. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Panek, Leroy Lad (2015-09-17) (in en). The American Police Novel: A History. McFarland & Company. pp. 237. ISBN 978-0-7864-8137-8. https://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=9pk7n2-p8nEC. 
  5. Reviews of 14 Peck Slip:
  6. Reviews of Bronx Angel:
  7. "Review of Nightbird". https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-446-52039-3. 
  8. Reviews of The Con Man's Daughter:

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