John D. MacDonald

Born - Jul 24, 1916   |   Died - Dec 28, 1986   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Prolific author John D. MacDonald wrote 77 mystery novels and many short stories during his four-decade career. His most popular character was Travis McGee, "a knight in slightly tarnished armor" who appeared in a series of 21 books. Several of MacDonald's books have been adapted into film, most notably his novel The Executioner, which has twice been filmed as Cape Fear.