The original book became a movie of the same name starring Chevy Chase.
Mcdonald was born in Shrewsbury , Massachusetts. He was educated at Harvard, paying his own way by operating yachts.
He worked as a teacher before becoming a journalist for the Boston Globe in the late s. He finally left his newspaper position to become a novelist full-time with the publication of Fletch.
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In , the first novel in the Fletch series was adapted into a movie with Chevy Chase playing the irreverent investigative reporter. Chase would reprise his role in the sequel Fletch Lives.
Though Mcdonald had never really seen Chevy Chase perform in anything substantial, he readily agreed to the casting of the actor in the role, and had nothing but praise for his performance. In Confess, Fletch , Mcdonald also introduced his second signature protagonist, Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, a brilliant but eccentric Boston Police homicide detective who served as a foil for Fletch.
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Flynn would go on to appear in four of his own spin-off novels. In addition, Mcdonald wrote two novels in the Skylar series and a number of non-series and non-mystery novels.
- The Secret of Fame: The Literary Encounter in an Age of Distraction;
- A Hill to Climb?
- Le premier appelé (TOUC.FICTIONS) (French Edition).
Product Unavailable. Annotation Fletch author presents the sixties with his trademark ability to set a scene concisely and vividly.
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Publisher Description 60s in McDonald's trademark vividness and accuracy. Author Biography Edgar-winner author of the "acidly funny novels starring the subversive sleuth" known as Fletch and former Boston Globe reporter Gregory Mcdonald, 71, died of prostate cancer in Product Details Author. Publication Date. Country of Publication. The Nile.
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