More Good Old Stuff: Short Stories

More Good Old Stuff: Short Stories

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by John D. MacDonald
     
 

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More Good Old Stuff, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.
 
The companion to The Good Old Stuff, this anthology features fourteen more early stories by one of America’s premier authors of

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More Good Old Stuff, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.
 
The companion to The Good Old Stuff, this anthology features fourteen more early stories by one of America’s premier authors of hard-boiled noir. Culled from the hundreds that John D. MacDonald published in the wildly popular pulp magazines of the 1940s and ’50s, these are electrifying tales of murder, corruption, intrigue, and revenge: a serial widow making a fortune by murdering her husbands . . . an amnesiac being watched by the mob . . . an ex-cop trying to crack the case that nearly wrecked his life. All are told through MacDonald’s vivid language and taut storytelling—the hallmarks of a writer who holds a distinguished place in the popular canon.
 
This collection includes “Deadly Damsel,” “State Police Report That . . . ,” “Death for Sale,” “A Corpse in His Dreams,” “I Accuse Myself,” “A Place to Live,” “Neighborly Interest,” “The Night Is Over,” “Secret Stain,” “Even Up the Odds,” “Verdict,” “The High Gray Walls of Hate,” “Unmarried Widow,” and “You Remember Jeannie.”
 
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812984729
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 24, 1916
Date of Death:
December 28, 1986
Place of Birth:
Sharon, PA
Place of Death:
Milwaukee, WI
Education:
Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939

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