Brian Francis Wynne Garfield
January 26, 1939 [1 ]
New York City, New York [1 ] [2 ]
1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Brian Francis Wynne Garfield (born January 26, 1939) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote his first published book at the age of eighteen [1 ] and wrote several novels under such [3 ] pen names as "Frank Wynne" and "'Brian Wynne" before gaining prominence when his book (1975) won the 1976 Hopscotch Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is best known for his 1972 novel , which was adapted for the 1974 Death Wish film of the same title, followed by four sequels, and an upcoming remake. His follow-up 1975 sequel to Death Wish, , was very loosely adapted into a Death Sentence film of the same name which was released to theaters in late 2007, though an entirely different storyline, but with the novel's same look on vigilantism. Garfield is also the author of The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History. Garfield's latest book, published in 2007, is Meinertzhagen, the biography of controversial British intelligence officer Richard Meinertzhagen. Garfield is the nephew of chorus dancer and stage manager Chester O'Brien.
Pen names [ edit ]
Jonas Ward Brian Wynne
Credited to 'Brian Garfield' or 'Brian Wynne Garfield' unless otherwise indicated.
Certain characters reappear in the Jeremy Six series (written as ‘Brian Wynne’). Abridged and reissued as
Justice at Spanish Flat (1961).
The Rimfire Murders Frank O’Brian
Arizona Rider Frank Wynne
7 Brave Men Bennett Garland
Lancer and Magnum Books editions (also 1962) credited to Brian Garfield.
Massacre Basin Frank Wynne
High Storm Bennett Garland
Lancer Books edition (also 1963) credited to Brian Garfield.
The Big Snow Frank Wynne
Vultures in the Sun
Dragoon Pass Frank Wynne
Rio Concho Frank Wynne
Rails West Frank Wynne
The Last Outlaw Bennett Garland
Magnum Books edition (also 1964) credited to Brian Garfield.
Mr. Sixgun Brian Wynne
First appearance of Marshall Jeremy Six. Second novel to be set in Spanish Flat, with some characters from
Range Justice returning.
Lynch Law Canyon Frank Wynne
The Night It Rained Bullets Brian Wynne
Call Me Hazard Frank Wynne
The Wolf Pack Frank Wynne
The Bravos Brian Wynne
Bugle & Spur
Ballantine Books edition (1970) credited to Frank O'Brian.
The Last Bridge
The Lusty Breed Frank Wynne
The Proud Riders Brian Wynne
A Badge for a Badman Brian Wynne
Rio Chama Bennett Garland
Brand of the Gun Brian Wynne
Jonas Ward Tom Buchanan
Seventh novel in the Tom Buchanan series. Other Buchanan novels were written by William Ard, William R. Cox, and Robert Silverberg, all as ‘Jonas Ward.’
Savage Guns Alex Hawk
Ballantine Books edition (1969) credited to Frank O'Brian.
Gundown Brian Wynne
Not to be confused with later
Gundown written by Garfield.
Big Country, Big Men Brian Wynne
Final Jeremy Six novel written by Garfield. The last book in the series,
Gunslick Territory (1973), was written by Dean Owen a.k.a. Dudley Dean [McGaughey] (as ‘Brian Wynne’). [5 ]
Valley of the Shadow
The Villiers Touch
in 1976. First publication in the U.K. (Coronet, 1974) credited to Frank Wynne. The Last Hard Men
First publication in the U.K. (Coronet, 1974) credited to Frank Wynne.
What of Terry Conniston?
Basis for 1974
Charles Bronson film (and its four sequels).
Line of Succession
Donald E. Westlake.
The Romanov Succession
The Threepersons Hunt
Basis for 2007 film
(starring Death Sentence Kevin Bacon and directed by James Wan) credits Garfield but does not follow the events of the novel.
Winner of the
Edgar Award (Best Novel of the Year). Certain characters reappear in the collection Checkpoint Charlie (1981).
Act of Piracy Frank O'Brian
Target Manhattan Drew Mallory
Fear in a Handful of Dust John Ives
The Marchand Woman John Ives
Collaboration with Christopher Creighton.
Cemetery Jones and the Tombstone War
After author William R. Cox died, Garfield finished this novel (uncredited).
The Hit and The Marksman
The Hit was originally published in 1970. The Marksman is a novella based on an unproduced screenplay.
Collections [ edit ]
Checkpoint Charlie (1981)
Suspended Sentences (1992)
Non-fiction [ edit ]
The Thousand-Mile War (1969)
Western Films: A Complete Guide (1982)
The Meinertzhaen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud (2008)
Screenplays [ edit ]
(1976) - Garfield did uncredited rewrites. Based on his novel The Last Hard Men Gundown (1971).
(1980) - Based on his novel. Hopscotch
(1987) - Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on a story by Garfield, Westlake, and Carolyn Lefcourt. The Stepfather
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