Author: Michael Angelo Avallone
Michael Angelo Avallone (October 27, 1924 – February 26, 1999) was a prolific American author of mystery, secret agent fiction, and novelizations of TV and films. His lifetime output was over 223 works (although he boasted over 1,000), published under his own name and 17 pseudonyms.
His first novel, The Tall Dolores, published in 1953, introduced Ed Noon PI. The most recent installment was published in 1989. The final volume, Since Noon Yesterday is, as of 2005, unpublished.