William P. McGivern
1922-1982
 

William Peter McGivern was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Birmingham. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a reporter and reviewer for the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia. He moved to Hollywood and became a screenplay writer. He also wrote under the pseudonym 'Bill Peters'.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) But Death Runs Faster (Also published as: The Whispering Corpse)  1948
 2) Heaven Ran Last  1949
 3) Very Cold for May  1950
 4) Shield for Murder  1951
 5) The Crooked Frame  1952
 6) Margin of Terror  1953
 7) The Big Heat  1953
 8) Rogue Cop  1954
 9) The Darkest Hour (Also published as: Waterfront Cop)  1954
10) The Seven File (Also published as: Chicago-7)  1956
11) Night Extra  1957
12) Odds Against Tomorrow  1957
13) Savage Streets  1959
14) Seven Lies South  1960
15) Killer on the Turnpike (short stories)  1961
16) The Road to the Snail  1961
17) A Pride of Place  1962
18) A Choice of Assassins  1963
19) The Caper of the Golden Bulls  1966
20) Lie Down, I Want to Talk to You  1967
21) Caprifoil  1972
22) Reprisal  1973
23) Night of the Juggler  1975
24) Soldiers of '44  1979
25) The Seeing (with Maureen McGivern)  1980
26) Summitt  1982
27) A Matter of Honor (completed by Maureen McGivern)  1984
28) War Games  1984
As 'Bill Peters'
 1) Blondes Die Young  1952

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