Hillary Waugh

Hillary Waugh (1920–2008) was a pioneering American writer of police procedurals. He wrote numerous mystery novels, most notably 'Last Seen Wearing...' which was published in 1952 and is considered a classic in the genre. His work was known for its careful and realistic portrayal of police work, which he researched extensively. Waugh was also a recipient of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1989.


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  1. 1. Last Seen Wearing ...

    In this gripping police procedural, a young college girl vanishes without a trace, leaving behind a campus riddled with secrets and a police force grasping at straws. As the investigation unfolds, the meticulous and relentless detective in charge must sift through a myriad of misleading clues, false leads, and dead ends. With the pressure mounting and the public's anxiety at a fever pitch, the detective's dogged pursuit of the truth leads to a chilling and unexpected conclusion, showcasing the tenacity required in the search for justice when all that remains of a victim is the memory of what they were last seen wearing.

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