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Edward S. Aarons
Edward Sidney Aarons (1916 1975) was the author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1962. One of these was under the pseudonum "Paul Ayres" (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name "Edward Ronns". He also wrote numerous articles for detective magazines such as "Detective Story Magazine" and "Scarab".
Among other things, Aarons is known for his spy thrillers, particularly his "Assignment" series, which are set all over the world, and have been translated into 17 languages. The 42 novels in this series starred CIA agent Sam Durell. The first "Assignment" novel was written in 1955, and Aarons continued writing the series until 1976.
Aarons was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a degree in Literature and History from Columbia University. He worked at various jobs to put himself through college, including jobs as a newspaper reporter and fisherman. In 1933, he won a short story contest as a student. In World War II he was in the United States Coast Guard, joining after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He finished his duty in 1945, having obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
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1. Assignment to Disaster (1955)
2. Assignment-Suicide (1956)
3. Assignment-Treason (1956)
4. Assignment-Budapest (1957)
5. Assignment-Stella Marni (1957)
6. Assignment-Angelina (1958)
7. Assignment-Madeleine (1958)
8. Assignment-Carlotta Cortez (1959)
9. Assignment-Helene (1959)
10. Assignment-Lili Lamaris (1959)
11. Assignment-Zoraya (1960)
12. Assignment-Ankara (1961)
13. Assignment-Burma Girl (1961)
14. Assignment-Lowlands (1961)
15. Assignment-Karachi (1962)
16. Assignment-Manchurian Doll (1963)
17. Assignment-Sorrento Siren (1963)
18. Assignment-Mara Tirana (1964)
19. Assignment-Sulu Sea (1964)
20. Assignment-The Girl in the Gondola (1964)
21. Assignment-The Cairo Dancers (1965)
22. Assignment-Cong Hai Kill (1966)
23. Assignment-Palermo (1966)
24. Assignment-School for Spies (1966)
25. Assignment-Black Viking (1967)
26. Assignment-Moon Girl (1968)
27. Assignment-Nuclear Nude (1968)
28. Assignment-Peking (1969)
29. Assignment-Star Stealers (1970)
30. Assignment-White Rajah (1970)
31. Assignment-Tokyo (1971)
32. Assignment-Bangkok (1972)
33. Assignment-Golden Girl (1972)
34. Assignment-Maltese Maiden (1972)
35. Assignment-Ceylon (1973)
36. Assignment-Silver Scorpion (1973)
37. Assignment-Amazon Queen (1974)
38. Assignment-Sumatra (1974)
39. Assignment-Black Gold (1975)
40. Assignment-Quayle Question (1975)
41. Assignment-Afghan Dragon (1976)
42. Assignment-Unicorn (1976)

by "Will B. Aarons" (Lawrence Hall)
43. Assignment-Sheba (1976)
44. Assignment-Tiger Devil (1977)
45. Assignment-13th Princess (1977)
46. Assignment-Mermaid (1979)
47. Assignment-Tyrant's Bride (1980)
48. Assignment-Death Ship (1983)