Where Is Janice Gantry?: A Novel

Where Is Janice Gantry?: A Novel

by John D. MacDonald
     
 

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Where Is Janice Gantry?, 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.
 
Sam Brice is the perfect rugged hero, even with a face battered by eleven seasons in football, almost three in pro. He’s involved with a young

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Where Is Janice Gantry?, 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.
 
Sam Brice is the perfect rugged hero, even with a face battered by eleven seasons in football, almost three in pro. He’s involved with a young widow named Janice Gantry. But when she vanishes, Janice leaves behind a trail of blackmail, murder—and a man at war with his own sense of duty. Sam is too curious to steer clear of the mystifying disappearances off the Florida Keys . . . too stubborn to avoid making enemies with a cunning criminal and killer . . . and perhaps too enraged to do what he knows he must to save the one woman who matters: become as cold, impersonal, and deadly as an assassin.
 
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:
9780307827135
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
515,132
File size:
2 MB

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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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