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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John McEvoy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Kenosha, Wisconsin


-- Website -- http://johnmcevoyauthor.com
-- John McEvoy on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=john+mcevoy


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.


Awards

Benjamin Franklin for ''Riders Down'' and ''Great Horse Racing Mysteries''

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) In the Chicago area and southern/central Wisconsin, email [mailto:macdrf@aol.com macdrf@aol.com]. 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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Blind switch
ISBN: 9781615951338. OCLC Number: 777851144

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

In an attempt to put his life back together, Jack Doyle accepts an offer from a mob-connected acquaintance to fix a horse race, only to find himself working for the feds to stop a scheme to kill thoroughbred horses for their insurance value.

Blind switch /
ISBN: 1590582764. OCLC Number: 65516748

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

In an attempt to put his life back together, Jack Doyle accepts an offer from a mob-connected acquaintance to fix a horse race, only to find himself working for the feds to stop a scheme to kill thoroughbred horses for their insurance value.

Close call
ISBN: 9781433274732. OCLC Number: 319940262

Playaway Digital Audio :. .

Jack Doyle is hired as the publicity director at Monee Park, a struggling race track owned by Celia McCann, but Doyle soon discovers that Celia is being threatened by thugs who are pressuring her to sell the valuable property to real estate developers.

Close call /
ISBN: 1590587723. OCLC Number: 646519279

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

Jack Doyle is hired as the publicity director at Monee Park, a struggling race track owned by Celia McCann, but Doyle soon discovers that Celia is being threatened by thugs who are pressuring her to sell the valuable property to real estate developers.

Great Horse Racing Mysteries :
ISBN: 9781581502534. OCLC Number: 609843387

Eclipse Press,. .

Did jockey Ron Hansen leap off the San Mateo Bridge, or did someone force him? Did arsonists set fire to Hawthorne Race Course after a betting scam went awry? Was the great stallion Shergar killed by the IRA, or is he living in anonymity somewhere in Ireland? Great Horse Racing Mysteries examines these baffling cases and many others. Author John McEvoy, a longtime racing writer, relies on published accounts, interviews with survivors, and old-fashioned digging to recreate some of the sport's strangest stories. For instance, the saga of the great Australian runner Phar Lap has intrigued racing.

Great horse racing mysteries :
ISBN: 158150103X. OCLC Number: 54766795

Eclipse Press,. .

High stakes :
ISBN: 1464202761. OCLC Number: 897477422

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Irreverent Jack Doyle has worn many hats, one or two blown off by his irrepressible temper. A former boxer, advertising rep, and publicity man, Jack's midlife career has been shaped by the world of thoroughbred horse racing and dark deeds therein. So it's no surprise when two FBI agents he's sleuthed with before pressure him to identify an animal activist who is carrying out "mercy killings" of retired race horses donated to Midwestern university veterinary schools. Plus two Chicago senior citizens are being threatened by an imperious Internet millionaire intent on owning their beloved horse. Then a call comes from Ireland where the life of Jack's friend Niall Hanratty, the noted bookmaker, is under attack from an unknown enemy. Meanwhile Doyle's nemesis Harvey Rexroth, the rapacious media mogul Jack helped put into federal prison, enlists a fellow inmate, a mob-connected attorney, to have Jack killed. Carrying out this contract will be W.D. Wiems, a brilliant, frighteningly warped University of Kansas student who has eagerly launched a career of murder for hire. Fast tracking, Jack visits vet schools while juggling pieces of investigations near home and traveling twice to Ireland where his quest to find Hanratty's enemy takes him to Kinsale, Connemara, and a Dublin slum. Meanwhile the vicious contract killer is, all unknown, tracking Jack ...

Photo finish
ISBN: 9781615954032. OCLC Number: 795523780

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

Chicago racetrack publicist Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts the challenge of a new job in the world of thoroughbred horse racingthat of jockeys agent. His client is a seventeen-year-old riding phenom from Ireland named Mickey Sheehan, who has decided to try her luck in the States. They prove to be an effective team until someone begins secretly administering dangerously illegal medications to horses, affecting race results -- Publisher.

Photo finish /
ISBN: 1464200157. OCLC Number: 773021330

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

Chicago racetrack publicist Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts the challenge of a new job in the world of thoroughbred horse racingthat of jockeys agent. His client is a seventeen-year-old riding phenom from Ireland named Mickey Sheehan, who has decided to try her luck in the States. They prove to be an effective team until someone begins secretly administering dangerously illegal medications to horses, affecting race results -- Publisher.

Riders down
ISBN: 9781470809034. OCLC Number: 809867906

Blackstone Audio,. .

No one really notices that a certain horse race might have been fixed until Matt O'Connor, a Chicago-based columnist for a national racing newspaper, gets a call from Moe Kellman, a horse-owning acquaintance. Kellman's question for Matt: Was the death of ninety-two-year-old Bernard Glockner, Chicago's oldest active bookie, suicide or murder?

Riders down /
ISBN: 1590582586. OCLC Number: 64587796

Poisoned Pen,. .

"No one really notices that a fix may be in until Matt O'Connor, a Chicago-based columnist for a national racing newspaper, gets a call from Moe Kellman, a horse-owning acquaintance."--Jacket.

Round Table /
ISBN: 1581500726. OCLC Number: 49807372

Eclipse Press ;. .

The Seabiscuit story :
ISBN: 158150098X. OCLC Number: 52634543

Eclipse Press :. .

The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine.

The significant seven
ISBN: 9781615951369. OCLC Number: 778537855

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

In 2002, seven college friends hit the lottery, buy a race horse, and win a fortune. The leader of the friends, Arnie Rison, instigates an agreement: if one of the seven friends dies, the others assume his share down to the last survivor. In 2009, someone's offing the significant seven one by one, and ad man-turned-investigator Jack Doyle finds himself protecting Arnie's daughter Renee.

The significant seven /
ISBN: 1590587154. OCLC Number: 424556539

Poisoned Pen Press,. .

In 2002, seven college friends hit the lottery, buy a race horse, and win a fortune. The leader of the friends, Arnie Rison, instigates an agreement: if one of the seven friends dies, the others assume his share down to the last survivor. In 2009, someone's offing the "significant seven" one by one, and ad man-turned-investigator Jack Doyle finds himself protecting Arnie's daughter Renee.

Women in racing :
ISBN: 158150067X. OCLC Number: 47942810

Eclipse Press,. .