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Sample Autograph Signature:
'American novelist the s and s crime thriller paperback genre and short story writer. Colby (? - 20) wrote novels for a number of the paperback houses s and s, including Gold Medal, which published his most praised novel, The Captain Must Die. He was also a prolific contributor of short stories to Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Shayne�s mystery magazines. Many of these have gathered into two published collections of his stories. Colby also wrote a non-fiction true crime book, The California Crime Book, and co-authored a 'Nick Carter' book, The Death�s Head Conspiracy, with Gary Brandner. Author Ed Gorman believed 'Robert Colby was one of the best of the paperback original writers'. Surprisingly, he also wrote several children�s books in the late s and early s.'
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