By: John D. MacDonald

Price: $697.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

160 pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"author-signed Second Crest printing of a work originally published as "The Executioners." Inscription, addressed to "Dear Ol' Guth," is interspersed with blurb on first page, with words from text crossed out and replaced with author's. Printed text reads as follows "What do you do when an insane criminal threatens to destroy your family and the police are powerless to protect you?" "Criminal" has been replaced with "artist" and the words "police are" with "Dean is." The word "Duck!" appears under text and over signature "Ol' John." Volume is bound in wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Text on front cover advertises the 1962 American psychological thriller film starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. This book is from a group inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks. John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald's work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him. MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940's. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MacDonalds there over the course of each summer. The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald's personal library at the Piseco Lake camp. ; Signed by Author


Author Name: John D. MacDonald

Categories: Mystery,

Edition: Second Printing

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut, Fawcett Publications, Inc.: 1962

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 34772