Wednesday, February 13, 2019

William E. Butterworth III aka W.E.B. Griffin: R.I.P.

William E. Butterworth III, aka as the military thriller writer “W.E.B. Griffin,”has died at the age of 89.

From an obituary on his Facebook page:  

While his body of work includes more than 250 books published under more than a dozen pseudonyms, he is best known as W.E.B. Griffin, the #1 best-selling author of nearly 60 epic novels in seven series, all of which have made The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and other best-seller lists. More than fifty million of the books are in print in more than ten languages, including Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Hungarian. 

Mr. Butterworth’s first novel, Comfort Me with Love, was published in 1959. The delivery-and-acceptance check from the publisher paid the hospital bill for the birth of his first son, William E. Butterworth IV, who two decades ago began editing the Griffin best-sellers and then became co-author of them.

Griffin wrote a multitude of novels in the crime and thriller genre under thirteen different pen names. Read more HERE.

HT: TheRapSheet

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