Hayford Peirce

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Hayford Peirce
Born(1942-01-07)January 7, 1942
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
DiedNovember 19, 2020(2020-11-19) (aged 78)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
GenreScience fiction
Spy thrillers

Hayford Peirce (January 7, 1942 – November 19, 2020) was an American writer of science fiction, mysteries, and spy thrillers. He wrote many short stories for the science-fiction magazines Analog, Galaxy, and Omni.

He also wrote mystery short stories for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

Peirce shot himself in the head on November 19, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona after shooting his wife.[1] Peirce was hospitalized and died a few hours later, aged 78.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pima County Sheriff's Office Investigates Possible Murder Suicide". arizonadailyindependent.com. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  2. "UPDATE: Husband and wife dead after incident in Foothills area". KOLD.com. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  3. "Woman found dead, author critically injured in Tucson Foothills home". Arizona Daily Star. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.