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Ralph Hammond Innes dies at 84

Brit novelist wrote best-selling thrillers

Ralph Hammond Innes, a best-selling thriller novelist from Britain, died June 10 of unreported causes at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 84.

Innes was the author of 35 travel and adventure novels, including “Medusa,” “The Mary Deare,” which was later brought to the screen as “The Wreck of the Mary Deare,” starring Gary Cooper and Charlton Heston, and “The Doomed Oasis.”

He was born in 1913 and began his working life as a journalist with the Financial News, later known as the Financial Times.

His novels were translated into several languages and were bestsellers around the world.

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