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Author William DiehlWilliam Diehl (December 4, 1924 - November 24, 2006) was an American novelist and photojournalist. He served as a ball turret gunner on a B-24 Libverator where he flew 24 missions over Germany during World War II. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.

After the war, he enrolled at the University of Missouri and graduated with a degree in creative writing and history. He moved to Atlanta in 1949 and joined the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he served as a writer, photojournalist and editor.

He remained at the paper as a reporter and columnist until 1955, then freelanced for several years. In 1960 he became the first managing editor of Atlanta Magazine. He taught himself how to take photographs for his stories and later worked as a freelance photographer.

He started on the plot of his first novel, "Sharky's Machine", while serving as a juror. Diehl, then 50, was bored by the trial and started writing the story on a notepad. The book was published in 1978.

He had been working on another novel "Seven Ways to Die," when he died in 2006 at Emory University Hospital. That book was completed by a colleague, Kenneth Atchity, based on over 400 pages of manuscript Diehl had left behind, a working outline, notes and chapter drafts. The book was published in early 2012.

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Eureka
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Eureka by William Diehl

Rain in Hell
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Rain in Hell by William Diehl

Thai Horse
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Thai Horse by William Diehl
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27 | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | 27 | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1990 NY: Villard Books First edition, first printing, good (black color smear on front cover) 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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Chameleon | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Bookonnelly Diehl, William | Chameleon | Signed First Edition Copyonnelly

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1981 NY: Random House 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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Eureka | Diehl, William | First Edition Book Diehl, William | Eureka | First Edition Copy

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

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Eureka | Diehl, William | First Edition Book Diehl, William | Eureka | First Edition Copy

2002 NY: Ballantine Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, remainder marked.

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Eureka | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Eureka | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Ballantine Books  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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Eureka | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Eureka | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Ballantine Books  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Hooligans | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Hooligans | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  May 1984 NY: Villard Books  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 c

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Hooligans | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Hooligans | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  May 1984 NY: Villard Books  First edition, first printing, near-fine (minor soiling to page edges) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate c

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Hooligans | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Hooligans | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  May 1984 NY: Villard Books  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (small mark to flap top) dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate c

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Primal Fear | Diehl, William | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Diehl, William | Primal Fear | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Autographed ARC.  1993 NY: Villard Books  Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Reign in Hell | Diehl, William | First Edition Book Diehl, William | Reign in Hell | First Edition Copy

1997 NY: Ballantine  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Reign in Hell | Diehl, William | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Diehl, William | Reign in Hell | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 1997 NY: Ballantine Books Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Reign in Hell | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Reign in Hell | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1997 NY: Ballantine  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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Sharky's Machine | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Bookonnelly Diehl, William | Sharky's Machine | Signed First Edition Copyonnelly

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1978 NY: Delacorte Press 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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Show of Evil | Diehl, William | Signed First Edition Book Diehl, William | Show of Evil | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1995 NY: Random House  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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Thai Horse | Diehl, William | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Diehl, William | Thai Horse | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Signed Advance Reading Copy. 1987 NY:  Villard  Advance reading copy, near-fine in near-fine wrappers, signed by the author.

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Diehl, William | Eureka | Book on Tape Eureka | Diehl, William | Book on Tape

2002 NY: Harper Audio  Abridged, 4 tape cassettes, 6 hours, read by Cotter Smith.

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William Diehl Bibliography

  • Sharky's Machine (1978)
  • Chameleon (1981)
  • Hooligans (1984)
  • Thai Horse (1987)
  • The Hunt (1990)
  • Primal Fear (1993)
  • Show of Evil (1995)
  • Reign in Hell (1997)
  • Eureka (2002)
  • Seven Ways to Die (2012) with Kenneth John Atchity

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