Brian Francis Wynne Garfield|
January 26, 1939
New York City, New York, United States
|Notable works||Death Wish|
|Notable awards||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 and wrote several novels under such pen names as "Frank Wynne" and "'Brian Wynne" before gaining prominence when his book Hopscotch (1975) won the 1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is best known for his 1972 novel Death Wish, which was adapted for the 1974 film of the same title, followed by four sequels, and the 2018 remake. His follow-up 1975 sequel to Death Wish, Death Sentence, was very loosely adapted into the 2007 film of the same name; it had 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.
- Bennett Garland
- Alex Hawk
- John Ives
- Drew Mallory
- Frank O'Brian
- Jonas Ward
- Brian Wynne
- Frank Wynne
|1960||Range Justice||Certain characters reappear in the Jeremy Six series (written as ‘Brian Wynne’). Abridged and reissued as Justice at Spanish Flat (1961).|
|1962||The Rimfire Murders||Frank O’Brian|
|1962||Arizona Rider||Frank Wynne|
|1962||7 Brave Men||Bennett Garland||Lancer and Magnum Books editions (also 1962) credited to Brian Garfield.|
|1962||Massacre Basin||Frank Wynne|
|1963||High Storm||Bennett Garland||Lancer Books edition (also 1963) credited to Brian Garfield.|
|1963||The Big Snow||Frank Wynne|
|1963||Vultures in the Sun|
|1963||Apache Canyon||Justin Harris|
|1963||Dragoon Pass||Frank Wynne|
|1964||Rio Concho||Frank Wynne|
|1964||Rails West||Frank Wynne|
|1964||The Last Outlaw||Bennett Garland||Magnum Books edition (also 1964) credited to Brian Garfield.|
|1964||Mr. Sixgun||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six||First appearance of Marshall Jeremy Six. Second novel to be set in Spanish Flat, with some characters from Range Justice returning.|
|1965||Lynch Law Canyon||Frank Wynne|
|1965||The Night It Rained Bullets||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six|
|1966||Call Me Hazard||Frank Wynne|
|1966||The Wolf Pack||Frank Wynne|
|1966||The Bravos||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six|
|1966||Bugle & Spur||Justin Harris||Ballantine Books edition (1970) credited to Frank O'Brian.|
|1966||The Last Bridge|
|1967||The Lusty Breed||Frank Wynne|
|1967||The Proud Riders||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six|
|1967||A Badge for a Badman||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six|
|1967||Rio Chama||Bennett Garland|
|1968||Brand of the Gun||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six|
|1968||Buchanan’s Gun||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.’|
|1968||Savage Guns||Alex Hawk|
|1968||Arizona||Ballantine Books edition (1969) credited to Frank O'Brian.|
|1969||Gundown||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six||Not to be confused with later Gundown written by Garfield.|
|1969||Big Country, Big Men||Brian Wynne||Jeremy Six||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’).|
|1970||Valley of the Shadow|
|1970||The Villiers Touch|
|1971||Gundown||Reissued as The Last Hard Men in 1976. First publication in the UK (Coronet, 1974) credited to Frank Wynne.|
|1971||Sweeny’s Honor||First publication in the U.K. (Coronet, 1974) credited to Frank Wynne.|
|1971||What of Terry Conniston?|
|1972||Death Wish||Paul Benjamin||Basis for 1974 Charles Bronson film (and its four sequels).|
|1972||Line of Succession|
|1973||Gangway!||Collaboration with Donald E. Westlake.|
|1974||The Romanov Succession|
|1974||The Threepersons Hunt||Sam Watchman|
|1975||Death Sentence||Paul Benjamin||Basis for 2007 film Death Sentence (starring Kevin Bacon and directed by James Wan) credits Garfield but does not follow the events of the novel.|
|1975||Hopscotch||Winner of the Edgar Award (Best Novel of the Year). Certain characters reappear in the collection Checkpoint Charlie (1981).|
|1975||Act of Piracy||Frank O'Brian|
|1975||Target Manhattan||Drew Mallory|
|1978||Fear in a Handful of Dust||John Ives||Basis for 1984 film Fleshburn|
|1979||The Marchand Woman||John Ives|
|1979||The Paladin||Collaboration with Christopher Creighton.|
|1990||Cemetery Jones and the Tombstone War||After author William R. Cox died, Garfield finished this novel (uncredited).|
|2003||The Hit and The Marksman||The Hit was originally published in 1970. The Marksman is a novella based on an unproduced screenplay.|
- Checkpoint Charlie (1981)
- Suspended Sentences (1992)
- The Thousand-Mile War (1969)
- Western Films: A Complete Guide (1982)
- The Meinertzhagen Mystery: The Life and Legend of a Colossal Fraud (2008)
- The Last Hard Men (1976) - Garfield did uncredited rewrites. Based on his novel Gundown (1971).
- Hopscotch (1980) - Based on his novel.
- The Stepfather (1987) - Screenplay by Donald E. Westlake, based on a story by Garfield, Westlake, and Carolyn Lefcourt.
- Kaser, James A. (2011). The Chicago of Fiction: A Resource Guide. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9781461672586.
- Drew, Bernard A. (2009). Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters. McFarland. ISBN 9780786457212.
- Garfield, Brian. "Biography - Brian Garfield". www.briangarfield.net. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- "Frances O'Brien, 86; Did Portraits of Famous". Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- Drew, Bernard A. Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Drew., Bernard A. Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters.