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Hillary Waugh

21 June 1920 to 2 December 2008

A thriller writer credited with changing the course of detective fiction, Waugh came to prominence with Last Seen Wearing in 1952. The film Jigsaw (1962) was based on his book Sleep Long My Love, while his writing provided the basis for television mystery series The Unforeseen (1960) and Detective (1968-69).

* Read Hillary Waugh's Telegraph Obituary