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The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

by MacDonald,John D

Condition: VG+


Fawcett Gold Medal, 1969. reading crease along the spine T2023 75 cent price a PBO. First Editiion First Printing. Paperback. VG+. Illus. by Ron Lesser. Paperback.

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear . In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.




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