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Gregory Mcdonald (1937–2008)

Autor(a) de Fletch

47+ Works 6,720 Membros 112 Críticas 17 Favorited

About the Author

Gregory Mcdonald was educated at Harvard University and, at the same time, started up an international yacht trouble-shooting business to help pay his way through college. In 1964, Mcdonald was hired at the Boston Globe. In his seven years with them, he worked as a writer for the Sunday Magazine, a mostrar mais critic, the Arts and Humanities Editor, a critic-at-large columnist and a member of the Editorial Board. He was hired by publisher Davis Taylor to make the Globe more competitive. With Mcdonald, the readership soared but advertisers pulled out, in part because he wrote openly against the Vietnam War, one of the first journalists ever to do so, and for arguing for Civil, Women's and Gay Rights. It was said that a group of fellow employees beat him up in the Globe parking lot for the stance he took in a controversial time period. Mcdonald has written many mysteries including the Fletch, Flynn, Son of Fletch and Skylar series. Some of the titles included in those series are Exits and Entrances, A World Too Wide, and Safekeeping. His novel The Brave was elected Trophees 813 Best Foreign Novel 1997 in France. Mcdonald has twice been the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, a recipient of humanitarian and peoples rights awards and is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America. He was suffering from cancer when he died on September 7, 2008 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch (1974) 1,090 exemplares
Confess, Fletch (1976) 598 exemplares
Fletch's Fortune (1978) 513 exemplares
Fletch Won (1985) 475 exemplares
Fletch and the Man Who (1983) 414 exemplares
Fletch and the Widow Bradley (1981) 406 exemplares
Fletch, Too (1986) 394 exemplares
Carioca Fletch (1984) 392 exemplares
Fletch's Moxie (1982) 387 exemplares
Flynn (1977) 297 exemplares
Son of Fletch (1993) 288 exemplares
Flynn's In (1984) 240 exemplares
Fletch Reflected (1993) 231 exemplares
The Buck Passes Flynn (1981) 228 exemplares
Flynn's World (2003) 113 exemplares
Skylar (1995) 96 exemplares
Skylar in Yankeeland (1989) 78 exemplares
Snatch (1980) 69 exemplares
Who Took Toby Rinaldi (1980) 66 exemplares
The Brave (1991) 66 exemplares
Fletch Forever (1978) 47 exemplares
Safekeeping (1985) 38 exemplares
Running Scared (1824) 33 exemplares
Caribbean Blues (1988) 17 exemplares
Love Among the Mashed Potatoes (1978) 17 exemplares
Merely Players (1988) 17 exemplares
A World Too Wide (1987) 15 exemplares
Exits and Entrances (1988) 11 exemplares
Last Laughs: The 1986 Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1986) — Editor; Editor, Introduction, Contributor — 10 exemplares
Fletch's Moxie [Paperback] (1982) 3 exemplares
Fletch Chronicle Fletch Carioc (1989) 2 exemplares
Fletch y la actriz (1984) 1 exemplar
Priznaj, Fletch 1 exemplar
fletch too 1 exemplar
Fletch, à table ! (2021) 1 exemplar
Aquí Flynn (1985) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America (1992) — Introdução — 431 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Mcdonald, Gregory
Nome legal
Mcdonald, Gregory Burke Christopher
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
Local de falecimento
Pulaski, Tennessee, USA
Causa da morte
prostate cancer
Locais de residência
Pulaski, Tennessee, USA
Harvard University (BA|1958)
Mcdonald, Cheryle (wife)
The Boston Globe
Prémios e menções honrosas
Edgar Award (1975 and 1977)



Just what a thriller should be: brisk, compelling, economical and satisfying.
Mark_Feltskog | 18 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |
What a romp! Fletch is in fine form! Dan John Miller is an excellent narrator. He really picked us up and carried us away on this fun fantasy. Good mystery, clever telling with the tape recorder doing the interviews. And as always Fletch has everyone bamboozled!
njcur | 7 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
So I saw this book in the library and decided to reread it. I haven’t read it in over 30 years but it was one of the books that hooked me on mysteries as a young man.

Let me start by saying that the writing is still top notch. I found myself laughing frequently. I can see why the young me liked this book. It feels a little dated and Fletch is a bigger asshole than I remember but it was a fun trip down memory lane.

I originally rated this book a 5 based on memory when I added it to Goodreads. It was an important book from my childhood. If I was rating it now it would be about 3.5 to 4.… (mais)
cdaley | 18 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |
What a hoot! This was so much fun! A real breath of fresh air! I read this years ago (1980 something). Of course I didn't remember it, just the ending. I was delighted to share it with my husband. We had watched the movie Confess, Fletch and I realized he didn't know the character Fletch as I did. He also really enjoyed this audiobook. We look forward to reading the rest of the series. So much fun to find something new among my memories. I never did read the whole series, so the next one will be a surprise for both of us. Good narrator!… (mais)
njcur | 18 outras críticas | May 23, 2023 |



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