Craig McDonald




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Craig McDonald

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Edgar/Anthony-nominee Craig McDonald is an award-winning novelist, editor and journalist. His internationally acclaimed Hector Lassiter series includes "One True Sentence," "Forever's Just Pretend," "Toros & Torsos," "The Great Pretender," "Roll the Credits," "The Running Kind," "Print the Legend," "Three Chords & the Truth," "Write From Wrong," and "Head Games," which was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, Gumshoe and Crimespree Magazine awards for best first novel. It is being adapted as a graphic novel by First Second for release in 2015.

A standalone thriller about illegal immigration, "El Gavilan," was published in autumn 2011 to starred reviews and was also selected for several year's best lists.

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As announced earlier, the entire Hector Lassiter series is returning this summer/fall with a mix of old and new novels, repackaged and reimagined with new covers and additional content.

You can see the cover for FOREVER'S JUST PRETEND here, designed by JT Lindroos and marking the first new Hector Lassiter novel to appear in something over three years. (The book will be available in ebook and tra... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.79 · 743 ratings · 137 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
Head Games

3.68 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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Toros & Torsos

3.95 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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One True Sentence

3.77 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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El Gavilan

3.71 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Print the Legend

4.18 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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4.32 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Forever's Just Pretend: A H...

3.95 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Parts Unknown

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Anastasia Hi Craig. Thanks for being a friend. Your book sounds great.


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Craig.


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