Search - List of Books by William P. McGivern

William Peter McGivern (December 6, 1918 - November 18, 1982) was an American novelist and television scriptwriter. He published more than 20 novels, mostly mysteries and crime thrillers, some under the pseudonym Bill Peters. His novels were adapted for a number of films, among them Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), a noir tale of three losers, The Big Heat (1953), starring Glenn Ford as a cop that will do anything to get his man, and Rogue Cop (1954), a film noir directed by Roy Rowland. The Big Heat received an Edgar Award in 1954 as Best Motion Picture, which McGivern shared as author of the original novel.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, McGivern grew up in Mobile, Alabama. After serving in the Army in World War II and studying at the University of Birmingham, McGivern returned to the US and worked for two years as a police reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin and later as a writer for the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia. His first hardboiled novel appeared in 1948.

In 1947 he married Maureen Daly one of four sisters Time Magazine referred to as "the celebrated Daly sisters," who were known for their writing and work in, journalism, fashion and advertising. McGivern and his wife co-wrote Mention My Name in Mombasa: the Unscheduled Adventures of an American Family Abroad, which covered their times and adventures living oversees, including Africa, Torremolinos, Spain and Ireland.

While a successful novelist, McGivern moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s to write for television and film. His credits include the TV series Ben Casey, Adam-12, and Kojak and the William Castle film I Saw What You Did (1965). McGivern died in Palm Desert, California in 1982.
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Total Books: 59
Horror Gems Volume Twelve
2016 - Horror Gems Volume Twelve [Volume 12] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612873411
ISBN-10: 1612873413
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fantastic Adventures January 1942
2016 - Fantastic Adventures January 1942 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781536830156
ISBN-10: 1536830151
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures December 1941
2016 - Fantastic Adventures December 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535329651
ISBN-10: 1535329653
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures October 1941
2016 - Fantastic Adventures October 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535325455
ISBN-10: 1535325453
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures August 1941
2015 - Fantastic Adventures August 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781514835869
ISBN-10: 151483586X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures May 1941
2015 - Fantastic Adventures May 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508607625
ISBN-10: 1508607621
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures June 1941
2015 - Fantastic Adventures June 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508610601
ISBN-10: 1508610606
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventure February 1942
2014 - Fantastic Adventure February 1942 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692219218
ISBN-10: 0692219218
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Horror Gems Volume Six H P Lovecraft and Others
2013 - Horror Gems Volume Six H P Lovecraft and Others (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612871592
ISBN-10: 1612871593
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Amazing Stories February 1942
2013 - Amazing Stories February 1942 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615857473
ISBN-10: 0615857477
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Fantastic Adventures November 1941
2013 - Fantastic Adventures November 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615853390
ISBN-10: 0615853390
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Fantastic Adventures March 1941
2013 - Fantastic Adventures March 1941 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615852454
ISBN-10: 0615852459
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Big Heat
2010 - The Big Heat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781416504979
ISBN-10: 1416504974
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The Galaxy Raiders/Space Station 1 Double Novel 1
La citt che scotta
2008 - La Citt Che Scotta (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788807720512
ISBN-10: 8807720515
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Odds Against Tomorrow
1996 - Odds Against Tomorrow (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780786703395
ISBN-10: 0786703393
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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La Colre noire
1996 - La Colre Noire (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070496358
ISBN-10: 207049635X
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The Big Heat
1988 - The Big Heat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780671652708
ISBN-10: 0671652702
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The Big Heat
1987 - The Big Heat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425101124
ISBN-10: 0425101126
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Very Cold for May
1987 - Very Cold for May [Penguin Classic Crime] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140093681
ISBN-10: 0140093680
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Rogue Cop
1987 - Rogue Cop [Red Badge Detective] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780396082361
ISBN-10: 039608236X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1980 - Seeing (Paperback)Paperback