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The Green Ripper - a book by MacDonald, John D.

The Green Ripper

The Green Ripper( )
Author: MacDonald, John D.
Introduction by: Child, Lee
Series title:Travis Mcgee Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Green Ripper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   Travis McGee has known his share of beautiful girls, but true love always passed him by--until Gretel. Life aboard the Busted Flush has never been so sweet. But suddenly, Gretel dies of an unidentified illness--or so he's told. Convinced that the woman who stole his heart has been...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.54 Pounds
Author Biography
MacDonald, John D. (Author)
John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1916. He received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1938 and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army.

His first novel, Brass Cupcake, was published in 1950. He wrote about 70 books during his lifetime including the Travis McGee series, Condominium, No Deadly Drug, Nothing Can Go Wrong, and A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John Dann MacDonald. A Flash of Green was adapted into a movie by the same name and The Excuse was adapted into a movie entitled Cape Fear. He received numerous awards including the Ben Franklin Award for the best American short story in 1955, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for A Key to the Suite in 1964, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 1972, the American Book Award for The Green Ripper in 1980.

He died from complications of an earlier heart bypass surgery on December 28, 1986 at the age of 70.


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