This article is about the novelist. For the management consultant, see Jon Katzenbach
John Katzenbach (born 23 June 1950) is a U.S. author of popular fiction. Son of Nicholas Katzenbach, former United States Attorney General, Katzenbach worked as a criminal court reporter for the Miami Herald and Miami News , and a featured writer for the Herald’s Tropic magazine. He is married to Madeleine Blais and they live in western Massachusetts.
He left the newspaper industry to write psychological thrillers. His first, 1982's bestselling In the Heat of the Summer, became the movie The Mean Season, filmed partially in The Herald's newsroom and starring Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway.
Two more of his books were made into films in the United States, 1995's Just Cause and 2002's Hart's War. A fourth book, The Wrong Man was recently made (2011) into the French TV film Faux Coupable.