John Katzenbach
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John Katzenbach

John Katzenbach
John Katzenbach in the Buenos Aires International Book Fair
Born (1950-06-23) June 23, 1950 (age 71)
Princeton, New Jersey
OccupationWriter, screenwriter
Alma materSidwell Friends School
SpouseMadeleine Blais

John Katzenbach (born June 23, 1950) is an American 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.[1]

He left the newspaper industry to write psychological thrillers. His first, 1982's In the Heat of the Summer, was nominated for an Edgar Award and then 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 with Sean Connery and 2002's Hart's War with Bruce Willis. A fourth book, The Wrong Man, was made in 2011 as the French TV film Faux Coupable.


  • In the Heat of the Summer (1982; Edgar Award nominee for best first novel)[2] Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1982), Al calor del verano, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Escoms, N, 1ª edición: Julio 2014
  • First Born (1984)
  • The Traveler (1987) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1987), Retrato en sangre, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Martín, C, 1ª ed. Julio 2014
  • Day of Reckoning (1989) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1989), Un asunto pendiente, Barcelona, España, Suma de letras, Vidal, L, 1ª ed. 2011
  • Just Cause (1992) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1992), Juicio final, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Alonso, M y Iglesias, B, 1ª ed. Julio 2014
  • The Shadow Man (1995; Edgar nominee) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1995), La sombra, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Martín, C, Paredes, L y Solà, R, 1ª ed. Septiembre 2010
  • State of Mind (1997) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1997), Juegos de ingenio, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Abreu, C, 1ª ed. Enero 2011
  • Hart's War (1999)Translation: Katzenbach, J, (1997), La guerra de Hart, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Batlles, C, 1ª ed. Julio 2007
  • The Analyst (2002) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2002), El psicoanalista, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Paredes, L, 1ª ed. Julio 2010
  • The Madman's Tale (2004) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2004), La historia del loco, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Paredes, L, 1ª ed. Julio 2014
  • The Wrong Man (2007) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2007), El hombre equivocado, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Marín, R, 1ª ed. Julio 2014
  • What Comes Next (2010) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2010), El profesor, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Sierra, J, 1ª ed. Marzo 2015
  • Red 1-2-3 (2012) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2012), Un final perfecto, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Diago, M y Debritto, A 1ª ed. Noviembre 2012
  • The Dead Student (2014) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2014), El estudiante, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Paredes, L, 1ª ed. Noviembre 2014
  • By Persons Unknown (2016) Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2016), Personas desconocidas, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Moral, G, 1ª ed. Diciembre 2016
  • The Analyst II (2018)Translation: Katzenbach, J, (2018), Jaque al psicoanalista, Barcelona, España, Ediciones B, Paredes, L, 1ª ed. Octubre 2019



  1. ^ Kelly Scott (February 22, 1985). "'Mean Season' reporter-author is basking and broiling in spotlight". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Curt Schleier (March 1992). "Bull's Eyes (Book reviews)". Orange Coast Magazine. Retrieved 2010.

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