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.
Cry Hard, Cry Fast: A Novelby John D. MacDonald
A gunman on the lam. A sullen sixteen-year-old on a family vacation. A jaded working girl. A guilt-stricken widower. A lonely mistress looking for a fresh/b>/i>/i>
Cry Hard, Cry Fast, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.
A gunman on the lam. A sullen sixteen-year-old on a family vacation. A jaded working girl. A guilt-stricken widower. A lonely mistress looking for a fresh start. These are but a few of the unfortunate souls speeding down a brand-new stretch of highway when a Cadillac flips over the barrier into oncoming traffic and a violent sequence of events explodes at sixty miles an hour. For one horrifying instant, their lives are frozen in time. Some are cut short. But none will ever be the same. For what unfolds is an even more harrowing collision—of passion, greed, and deceit.
Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz
Praise for John D. MacDonald
“The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
“My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
“A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
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Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- July 24, 1916
- Date of Death:
- December 28, 1986
- Place of Birth:
- Sharon, PA
- Place of Death:
- Milwaukee, WI
- Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939
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