John D. MacDonald

writer from the United States

1916   -   1986

genre: detective literature, detective fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard Business School, Syracuse University, Harvard University, The Wharton School
occupation: short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, writer, science fiction writer, essayist, translator
award received: National Book Award, Edgar Award, Florida Artists Hall of Fame

John Dann MacDonald (July 24, 1916 – December 28, 1986) was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers. MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. One of the most successful American novelists of his time, MacDonald sold an estimated 70 million books in his career. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel The Executioners, which was filmed as Cape Fear (1962) and remade in 1991. In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery.Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels."
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works

31

One Fearful Yellow Eye

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author: John D. MacDonald

1966

The Green Ripper

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author: John D. MacDonald

1979

The Dreadful Lemon Sky

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author: John D. MacDonald

1975

A Tan and Sandy Silence

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author: John D. MacDonald

1971

Ballroom of the Skies

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author: John D. MacDonald

1952

Bright Orange for the Shroud

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author: John D. MacDonald

1965

Cinnamon Skin

book by John D. MacDonald

author: John D. MacDonald

1982

Darker than Amber

book by John D. MacDonald

author: John D. MacDonald

1966

Dress Her in Indigo

book by John D. MacDonald

author: John D. MacDonald

1969

Free Fall in Crimson

book by John D. MacDonald

author: John D. MacDonald

1981

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