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Patricia McGerr Net Worth

Patricia McGerr Net Worth is
$15 Million

Patricia McGerr Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Patricia ("Pat") McGerr (1917–1985) was an American crime writer, primarily known for her puzzle mystery novels. She won an Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine/MWA prize for her 1968 story Match Point in Berlin and was awarded the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere in 1952 for her 1951 novel Follow, As the Night (adapted as the 1954 film Bonnes à tuer, aka One Step to Eternity). Her first novel, Pick Your Victim (1946), was selected as one of the Fifty Classics of Crime Fiction, 1900-1950.She was born in Falls City, Nebraska and grew up in Lincoln. She earned a bachelor's degree at University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a master's degree in journalism at Columbia University.She is principally known for having created a hitherto-unknown twist on the traditional whodunnit. Her best-known novel, Pick Your Victim (1946), tells the story of a small group of American soldiers in an isolated Arctic base who are desperate for reading material and diversion. They find a torn scrap of newspaper which has arrived as the cushioning for a parcel. The torn scrap tells part of the story of a man who has been convicted of a murder, and who is known personally by one of the GIs—the murderer is identified, but the name of the victim has been torn away. The GIs form a betting pool and pump their informant for every bit of information about any potential victim to enable them to better place their bets, and the story told by the informant is the body of the novel. At the end, the name of the victim is revealed.McGerr's other novels were sometimes ingenious but rarely commercially successful. The Seven Deadly Sisters (1947) attempts a similar inversion of the whodunnit formula, with less success. The reader learns that one of seven sisters has murdered her husband, but which sister is not known until the end. Near the end of her writing career, McGerr created a continuing character, Selena Mead, who became involved in espionage-based plots in and around Washington D.C.The 1954 French film One Step to Eternity was based on one of her novels. McGerr also wrote Johnny Lingo and the Eight Cow Wife, which was the basis for the 1969 movie Johnny Lingo made by the BYU film studio. More recently, the 2003 film, The Legend of Johnny Lingo, was also based upon her story.
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Date Of BirthDecember 26, 1917
Died1985-01-01
Place Of BirthFalls City, Nebraska, USA
ProfessionWriter
Star SignCapricorn

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tales of the Unexpected1983TV Series story - 1 episode
Johnny Lingo1969Short story
One Step to Eternity1954novel "Follow as the Night" - as Miss Pat Mac Gerr

Known for movies


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