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John Dann MacDonald

John Dann MacDonald, American author. Recipient Pioneer medal Syracuse University, 1971, Edgar Grand Master award Mystery Writers American, 1972. Served with Office of Strategic Services, World World War II and to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Member Mystery Writers American (president 1962), Authors Guild, P.E.N. Club.; member Explorers Club.

Background

  • MacDonald, John Dann was born on July 24, 1916 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Eugene Andrew and Marguerite Grace (Dann) Macdonald.

  • Education

    • Student, University Pennsylvania, 1936. Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1938. Master of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School Business Administration, 1939.

      Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1978. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), University São Paolo. Florida, 1980.

    Works

    • Condominium: A Novel
    • A “first-rate entertainment” (New York Daily News), Condominium is a panoramic novel from a master of suspense that follows the disappearance of an American paradise, the corrupt souls willing to sell out to make a buck, the innocent masses caught in their wake—and the perfect storm that washes everything away.
    • In the Guest House of the Dead
    • In the Guest House of the Dead is a vampire tale written as gothic horror, which concerns the seduction of a young girl named Sarah who is marked as a small child by a female vampire who calls herself Lilith, who in reality is a centuries-old countess named Miranda Karnstein.
    • In the Guest House of the Dead
    • In the Guest House of the Dead is a vampire tale written as gothic horror, which concerns the seduction of a young girl named Sarah who is marked as a small child by a female vampire who calls herself Lilith, who in reality is a centuries-old countess named Miranda Karnstein.

    Membership

    Served with Office of Strategic Services, World World War II and to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Member Mystery Writers American (president 1962), Authors Guild, P.E.N. Club. Member Explorers Club.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Mary Prentiss, July 3, 1937. 1 son, Maynard John Prentiss.
    • father: Eugene Andrew Macdonald
    • mother: Marguerite Grace (Dann) Macdonald
    • spouse: Dorothy Mary Prentiss
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    Died December 28, 1986
    (aged 70)
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    • 1936
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1938
      Syracuse University
    • 1939
      Harvard Graduate School Business Administration
    • 1978
      Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • 1980
      University S. Florida