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Edward Sidney Aarons (1916 — June 16, 1975) was an American writer, author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1975. One of these was under the pseudonym "Paul Ayres" (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name "Edward Ronns". He also wrote numerous stories for detective magazines such as Detective Story Magazine and Scarab.

Among other works of fiction, 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 up to his death.

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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Total Books: 107
Dark Destiny
1995 - Dark Destiny [Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708977965
ISBN-10: 0708977960
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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I Can't Stop Running
1995 - I Can't Stop Running [Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708977088
ISBN-10: 0708977081
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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No Place to Live
1994 - No Place to Live [Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708976289
ISBN-10: 070897628X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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1990 - Death Is My Shadow [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Million Dollar Murder
1989 - Million Dollar Murder [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745195339
ISBN-10: 0745195334
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Say It with Murder
1988 - Say It with Murder [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745193939
ISBN-10: 0745193935
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Assignment Bangkok
1988 - Assignment Bangkok [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781555046231
ISBN-10: 1555046231
Genre: Business & Money
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1987 - Gift of Death [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
Art Studio Murders
1987 - Art Studio Murders [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745192567
ISBN-10: 0745192564
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Assignment Golden Girl
1981 - Assignment Golden Girl [Sam Durell, Bk 32] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449141403
ISBN-10: 0449141403
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Assignment Zoraya
1981 - Assignment Zoraya (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449141847
ISBN-10: 0449141845
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Assignment Ceylon
1981 - Assignment Ceylon [A Sam Durell Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449135839
ISBN-10: 0449135837
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Assignment Sulu Sea
1981 - Assignment Sulu Sea (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449138755
ISBN-10: 0449138755
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Assignment Black Gold
1980 - Assignment Black Gold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449133545
ISBN-10: 0449133540
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Assignment Manchurian Doll
1979 - Assignment Manchurian Doll (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449134498
ISBN-10: 0449134490
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Assignment Silver Scorpion
1979 - Assignment Silver Scorpion [Sam Durell] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449142943
ISBN-10: 0449142949
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Assignment-Afghan Dragon
1979 - Assignment-afghan Dragon [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340223062
ISBN-10: 0340223065
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Assm Black Viking
1978 - Assm Black VIking (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449140178
ISBN-10: 0449140172
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Assm Unicorn
1978 - Assm Unicorn (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780449139981
ISBN-10: 0449139980
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Assignment Lili Lamaris
1978 - Assignment Lili Lamaris [A Sam Durell Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449139349
ISBN-10: 0449139344
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Assignment Helene
1978 - Assignment Helene (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449139554
ISBN-10: 0449139557
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AssignmentStar Stealers
1977 - Assignmentstar Stealers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449139448
ISBN-10: 0449139441
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Assignment the Girl in the Gondola
1977 - Assignment the Girl in the Gondola (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449138977
ISBN-10: 0449138976
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1976 - Assignment Amazon Queen [Sam Durell] (Paperback)Paperback
1976 - Assignment-quayle Question [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1976 - Assignment Afghan Dragon [Sam Durell, Bk 42] (Paperback)Paperback
1975 - Assignment-amazon Queen [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1974 - Assignment-ceylon [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
1974 - Assignment Amazon Queen [Sam Durell, Bk 37] (Paperback)Paperback
1970 - Assignment-peking [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1968 - Assignment Nuclear Nude [Sam Durell, Bk 27] (Paperback)Paperback
1967 - Assignment-palermo [Coronet Books] (Paperback)Paperback
1967 - Assignment Black VIking [Sam Durell, Volume 25] (Paperback)
1956 - Assignment Suicide [Sam Durell Suspense Adventure] (Paperback)
1954 - Assignment to Disaster [Sam Durell, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
Assignment-ankara [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
Assingment Golden Girl [A Sam Durell espionage thriller] (Paperback)
The Net [Ulverscroft Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
Escape to Love [Ulverscroft Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
Assignment Palermo [Linford Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback
Girl on the Run [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
Assignment Treason [Curley Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Sam Durell Assignment Suicide [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)
Assignment Peking [Curley Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover