Lawrence Sanders

Lawrence Sanders (March 15, 1920 – February 7, 1998) was an American novelist and short story writer.[1][2][3][4]

Lawrence Sanders
Born(1920-03-15)March 15, 1920
Brooklyn, New York, United States
DiedFebruary 7, 1998(1998-02-07) (aged 77)
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
GenreFiction, mystery, crime
Notable worksThe Anderson Tapes


Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn in New York City. After public school he attended Wabash College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then returned to New York and worked at Macy's Department Store. In 1943 he joined the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1946. Sanders was a former magazine editorial writer and later turned to full-time fiction writing. He wrote his first novel, The Anderson Tapes, in 1970, at the age of 50. It deals with a plot by a group of criminals to rob a luxury apartment building. In 1971, Sanders received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first novel. His Archy McNally series was continued by author Vincent Lardo.

Lawrence Sanders bibliographyEdit


  1. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (February 12, 1998). "Lawrence Sanders, 78, Author Of Crime and Suspense Novels". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Authors and Creators: Lawrence Sanders", The Thrilling Detective Web Site
  3. ^ "Lawrence Sanders," Contemporary Authors, 5 September 2003. Literature Resource Center, Gale (13 February 2004).
  4. ^ Author Bibliography -

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