Does the name of Bill Link ring a bell with you? No? Can't quite place him?
Then how about some of his creations for television: Columbo. Murder She Wrote. Ellery Queen. Mannix. McCloud. Not to count TV movies, feature films, novels and short stories?
Just sat through a delightful hour-long panel at Malice Domestic featuring a conversation between Bill Link and moderator Doug Greene. Lots of great stories about TV, some of the many people he'd worked with, like Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Falk and Angela Lansbury, his partnership with the late Richard Levinson, and the like.
Crippen & Landru has released a new volume of Link's Columbo stories here at Malice Domestic. I can't wait to read them.