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- For the footballer, See Shane Stevens .
(born October 8, 1941, New York City) is an American author of crime novels. His parents are John and Caroline (Royale) Stevens.
His novels include Go Down Dead
(1966), Way Uptown in Another World
(1971), Dead City
(1973), Rat Pack
(1974), By Reason of Insanity
(1979), and The Anvil Chorus
(1985). Stephen King wrote an appreciation of Stevens in the Afterword of his novel The Dark Half
and paid tribute to him in that book, in which Thad Beaumont writes violent crime novels starring a character named "Alexis Machine," a reference to a character from Stevens' novel Dead City
In Stevens' novel By Reason of Insanity
the serial killer character, Thomas Bishop, believes he is the son of Caryl Chessman, who was executed in 1960 for various crimes including rape and kidnapping. The hero of his later novel The Anvil Chorus
, a Paris police inspector, is an Alsatian Jew apparently related to Alfred Dreyfus.