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 Literature 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.

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  • Patricia McGerr, née à Falls City dans le Nebraska le 26 décembre 1917 et morte à Bethesda dans le Maryland le 11 mai 1985, est un écrivain américain de roman policier. (fr)
  • パット・マガー(Patricia McGerr、1917年12月26日 - 1985年5月11日)はアメリカ合衆国の小説家。被害者を推理させる等、伝統的な推理小説における犯人探し(フーダニット/Whodunit)の枠にとどまらないユニークな形式(変格推理)の作品で有名。その他には、セレナ(シリーナ)・ミードをシリーズキャラクターとしたスパイものも発表している。 (ja)
  • 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 Literature 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. (en)
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  • Patricia McGerr, née à Falls City dans le Nebraska le 26 décembre 1917 et morte à Bethesda dans le Maryland le 11 mai 1985, est un écrivain américain de roman policier. (fr)
  • パット・マガー(Patricia McGerr、1917年12月26日 - 1985年5月11日)はアメリカ合衆国の小説家。被害者を推理させる等、伝統的な推理小説における犯人探し(フーダニット/Whodunit)の枠にとどまらないユニークな形式(変格推理)の作品で有名。その他には、セレナ(シリーナ)・ミードをシリーズキャラクターとしたスパイものも発表している。 (ja)
  • 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 Literature 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. (en)
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