John McEvoy

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General Information

Name: John McEvoy

Pen Name: None

Born: 1936 in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Genres: Non-Fiction, Mystery



Illinois Connection

McEvoy has lived in Evanston since 1966. His novels all have Chicago settings.

Biographical and Professional Information

John McEvoy is a former journalist.

Published Works

  • Through the Pages of Daily Racing Form, Daily Racing Form Press, 1995
  • Great Horse Racing Mysteries, Eclipse Press, 2000
  • Women in Racing, Eclipse Press, 2001
  • Round Table, Eclipse Press, 2002
  • Seabiscuit, Eclipse Press, 2003
  • Blind Switch, Poisoned Pen Press, 2004
  • Riders Down, Poisoned Pen Press, 2006
  • Close Call, Poisoned Pen Press, 2008
  • The Significant Seven, Poisoned Pen Press, 2010
  • Photo Finish, Poisoned Pen Press, 2012
  • High Stakes, Poisoned Pen Press, 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Women in Racing: In Their Own Words

ISBN: 158150067X
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Round Table: Thoroughbred Legends

ISBN: 1581500726
Release Date: 2002-06-01

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The Seabiscuit Story: From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

ISBN: 158150098X
Release Date: 2003-09-25

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Blind Switch: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series)

ISBN: 1590582764
Release Date: 2006-03-01

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Riders Down (Jack Doyle)

ISBN: 1590582586
Release Date: 2006-03-31

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Close Call: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series)

ISBN: 1590587723
Release Date: 2010-04-01

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The Significant Seven (Jack Doyle Series)

ISBN: 1590587154
Release Date: 2010-04-01

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Photo Finish: A Jack Doyle Mystery (Jack Doyle Series)

ISBN: 1464200157
Release Date: 2012-06-05

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High Stakes (Jack Doyle Series)

ISBN: 1464202761
Release Date: 2014-12-02

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Literary Awards

Benjamin Franklin for Riders Down and Great Horse Racing Mysteries

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

In the Chicago area and southern/central Wisconsin, email

Upcoming book signings of High Stakes are scheduled for:

  • 1 p.m. January 11 at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm Street in Winnetka
  • 1 p.m. February 15 at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 W. Madison Street in Forest Park

External Links

John McEvoy on WorldCat

John McEvoy on Amazon


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