320 Central Park West

Suite 1-D

New York, NY 10025

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William P. McGivern
1918-1982
 
 


William P. McGivern (1918-1982) was a novelist and screenwriter.   He worked as a police reporter in Philadelphia, then moved to Los Angeles in 1960.

His works include over twenty thrillers and mysteries as well as SOLDIERS OF 44, a novel based on his experiences in World War II.  His novels turned into movies include THE BIG HEAT, ROGUE COP, SHIELD FOR MURDER, ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW and the bestselling NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER.  He was the master of the hard-boiled detective novel. 

With his wife Maureen Daly McGivern (author of the classic SEVENTEENTH SUMMER), he wrote a travel book MENTION MY NAME IN MOMBASA.



 

 

TITLES

BUT DEATH RUNS FASTER
HEAVEN RAN LAST
VERY COLD FOR MAY
SHIELD FOR MURDER
BLONDES DIE YOUNG
THE CROOKED FRAME
THE BIG HEAT
MARGIN OF TERROR
ROGUE COP
THE DARKEST HOUR
THE SEVEN FILE
NIGHT EXTRA
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW
SAVAGE STREETS
SEVEN LIES SOUTH
THE ROAD TO THE SNAIL
KILLER ON THE TURNPIKE
A PRIDE OF PLACE
A CHOICE OF ASSASSINS
THE CAPER OF THE GOLDEN BULLS
LIE DOWN, I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
CAPRIFOIL
REPRISAL
NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER
SOLDIERS OF '44
SUMMIT
A MATTER OF HONOR
MENTION MY NAME IN MOMBASA
(with Maureen Daly McGivern)