Ed McBain, who died in July this year is honoured by a terrific series of interviews, recollections, and articles over at January Magazine. McBain, who also wrote as Evan Hunter, is of course one of the best known crime writers of the last 50 years. Actually it’s been a bad year for crime writing talent. McBain’s death was the big news, but it somewhat overshadowed the other great loss, that of Dennis Lynds, who died in August. Thrilling Detective has a tribute.