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John D MacDonald

USA (1916 - 1986)

John D MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.
 
Novels
The Brass CupcakeBallroom of the SkiesJudge Me NotMurder for the Bride
Planet of the DreamersWeep for MeThe DamnedCancel All Our Vows
Dead Low TideThe Neon JungleThe Soft TouchAll These Condemned
Area of SuspicionContrary PleasureA Bullet for CinderellaCry Hard, Cry Fast
April EvilBorder Town GirlMurder in the WindYou Live Once
Cape FearDeath TrapThe Empty TrapA Man of Affairs
The Price of MurderClemmieThe DeceiversThe Beach Girls
The CrossroadsDeadly WelcomePlease Write for DetailsThe End of the Night
The Only Girl in the GameSlam the Big DoorOne Monday We Killed Them AllWhere Is Janice Gantry?
A Flash of GreenThe Girl, the Gold Watch and EverythingA Key to the SuiteThe Drowner
I Could Go On SingingOn the RunThe Last One LeftNo Deadly Drug
CondominiumOne More SundayBarrier Island
 
Omnibus
Dreadful Lemon Sky / House on the Left Bank / Herald of DoomTime and Tomorrow
 
Collections
The Good Old StuffEnd of the Tiger: And Other StoriesSevenOther Times Other Worlds
More Good Old StuffDeath Quotient : And Other StoriesMasters of Noir: Volume Three
 
Novellas
SusceptibilityWhat Makes Sammy Laugh?Final MissionHole In None
 
Non fiction
A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald 1967-1974The House Guests
 
Anthologies containing stories by John D MacDonald
Fifty Short Science Fiction TalesBest SF: 1969Science Fiction of the FiftiesGreat Tales of Mystery and Suspense
The Great SF Stories 10: 1948A Treasury of American Horror StoriesTime WarsDangerous Vegetables
 
Short stories
They Let Me Live (1947)
A Child Is Crying (1948)
Ring Around the Redhead (1948)
She Cannot Die (1948)
A Time for Dying (1948)
Amphiskios (1949)
Murder in Mind (1949)
Breathe No More (1950)
Check Out at Dawn (1950)
Dead on the Pin (1950)
Death Writes the Answer (1950)
From Some Hidden Grave (1950)
Miranda (1950)
Spectator Sport (1950)
A Trap for the Careless (1950)
The White Fruit of Banaldar (1951)
Murder for Money (1952)
Noose for a Tigress (1952)
Hangover (1956)
The Legend of Joe Lee (1964)
The Annex (1968)
Homicidal Hiccup (1979)


Books about John D MacDonald
The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. MacDonald
 
John D MacDonald recommends
The Killing Game
The Killing Game (1978)
Ron Faust
"A strong, tough novel with that flavour of inevitability that seasons the good ones."
End of the Line
End of the Line (1981)
(A.T.T. Baldwin Mystery)
Shannon O'Cork
"I like best pages 8, 85 and 183."
Three With a Bullet
Three With a Bullet (1985)
(Jacob Asch, book 8)
Arthur Lyons
"Lyons writes with grace and energy."



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