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Richard HoytRichard Hoyt was born in Hermiston, Oregon, in 1941 and grew up on a farm in Umatilla, Oregon. He was the first member of his extended family to go to college. Hoyt served as a counterintelligence agent for the army and later was a reporter for both of the daily newspapers in Honolulu. He earned a PhD in American studies for the University of Hawaii. He taught at the University of Maryland and later for Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Hoyt lived and worked for periods in Negril, Jamaica; Bray, Ireland; Torquay, southern England; Amsterdam; Seville; Lagos, Portugal; Sao Paulo; San Ignacio, Belize; Tangier; Hong Kong; and on the islands of Negros, Mindanao, and Cebu in the Philippines. He rode trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats from the headwaters of the Amazon to the Atlantic.

Hoyt is the author of 27 myteries and thrillers. He has also written books under the pseudonym Nicholas van Pelt. Hoyt is currently writing online articles about plants and gardening for Demand Studios.

He's been married to Tessie, a Filipina from Cebu City, for more than 20 years.

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Sonja's Run
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Sonja's Run by Richard Hoyt

Pony Girls
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Pony Girls by Richard Hoyt

STOMP!
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STOMP! by Nicholas van Pelt (Richard Hoyt)

The Mongoose Man
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The Mongoose Man by Nicholas van Pelt (Richard Hoyt)

Tyger, Tyger
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Darwin's Secret
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Blood of Patriots | Abercrombie, Neil & Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Abercrombie, Neil & Hoyt, Richard | Blood of Patriots | First Edition Copy

1985 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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30 for a Harry | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | 30 for a Harry | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2014 NY: Evans First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Author's scarce 2nd book. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Bigfoot | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Bigfoot | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1993 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Blood of Patriots | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Blood of Patriots | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Forge First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cool Runnings | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Cool Runnings | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.  1984 NY: Viking

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Cool Runnings | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Cool Runnings | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1984 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Darwin's Secret | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Darwin's Secret | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1989 NY: Doubleday

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Darwin's Secret | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Darwin's Secret | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1989 NY: Doubleday First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Decoys | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Decoys | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. August 1980 NY: M Evans & Co. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Decoys | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Decoys | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1980 NY: Evans First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Author's scarce debut novel.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dragon Portfolio, The | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Dragon Portfolio, The | First Edition Copy

1986 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Dragon Portfolio, The | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Dragon Portfolio, The | Signed First Edition Copy

1986 NY: Tor Books.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Dragon Portfolio, The | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Dragon Portfolio, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1986 NY: Tom Doherty First edition, first printing, stain to page tops, near fine in a near fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dragon Portfolio, The | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Dragon Portfolio, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1986 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Fish Story | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Fish Story | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1985 NY: Viking

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Fish Story | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Fish Story | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1985 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Head of State | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Head of State | Signed First Edition Copy

August 1985 NY: Tor  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Head of State | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Head of State | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1985 NY: TOR  First edition, first printing, fine in a near fine (price clipped) dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Japanese Game | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Japanese Game | First Edition Copy

1995 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Japanese Game | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Japanese Game | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Forge First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Manna Enzyme, The | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Manna Enzyme, The | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1982 NY: Morrow

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Manna Enzyme, The | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Manna Enzyme, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1982 NY: William Morrow  Author's Scarce 3rd Book!  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Manna Enzyme, The | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Manna Enzyme, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1982 NY: William Morrow  Author's Scarce 3rd Book!  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (price cilpped) dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Marimba | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Marimba | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  1992 NY: Tor

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Tor First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie | First Edition Copy

2002 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Old Soldiers Sometimes Lie | Signed First Edition Copy

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Pony Girls | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Pony Girls | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Forge  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Red Card: World Cup 1994 | Hoyt, Richard | First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Red Card: World Cup 1994 | First Edition Copy

First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.  1994 NY: Forge

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Red Card: World Cup 1994 | Hoyt, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Hoyt, Richard | Red Card: World Cup 1994 | Signed First Edition Copy

Forge: NY. 1994 First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Richard Hoyt Bibliography

  • Decoys - 1980
  • 30 for a Harry - 1981
  • The Manna Enzyme - 1982
  • Trotsky’s Run - 1982
  • The Siskiyou Two-Step - 1983
  • Cool Runnings - 1984
  • Fish Story - 1985
  • Head of State - 1985
  • The Dragon Portfolio - 1986
  • Siege - 1987
  • Darwin’s Secret - 1988
  • Whoo? - 1991
  • Marimba - 1992
  • Bigfoot - 1993
  • Red Card - 1994
  • Snake Eyes - 1995
  • Tyger! Tyger! - 1996
  • Japanese Game - 1995
  • Blood of Patriots (with Neil Abercrombie) - 1996
  • The Mongoose Man (writing as Nicholas van Pelt) - 1998
  • Stomp! (writing as Nicholas van Pelt) - 1999
  • Vivienne - 2000
  • Old Soldiers Never Die - 2002
  • The Weatherman’s Daughters - 2003
  • Pony Girls - 2004
  • Sonja’s Run - 2005
  • Crow’s Mind - 2013

Richard Hoyt Awards

  • American Mystery Award as the best novel of espionage of 1987 - Siege

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