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Travis McGee Series

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Travis McGee, an adventurer, philosopher, and “salvage consultant” who does unofficial favors for friends, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however there are references to prior stories in the series.
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Book 1
#1
The Deep Blue Good-by
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Jan 08, 2013 (first published in 1964)
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortg...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 2
#2
Nightmare in Pink
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Feb 12, 2013 (first published in 1964)
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"A knight in slightly tarnished armor, " "the thinking man's Robin Hood, " McGee lives alone on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the modern world, adhering to a timeless sense of honor and obligation, he is more and less than a private eye. From the author of The Deep Blue Good-by. Original....
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Andy Greenwald
Book 3
#3
A Purple Place for Dying
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Feb 12, 2013 (first published in 1964)
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Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments while he’s still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and he has to work. This time McGee’s lured out West to a strangely secretive meeting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets. Mona is in love with a poor, young college ...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 4
#4
The Quick Red Fox
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Mar 12, 2013 (first published in 1964)
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It was the standard blackmail scheme. For years, sultry Lysa Dean's name on a movie had meant a bonanza at the box office. Now a set of pictures could mean the end of her career. When first approached for help by lovely Dana Holtzer, Lysa's personal secretary, Travis McGee is thoroughly turned off by the tacky details. But being low on cash, and te...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 5
#5
A Deadly Shade of Gold
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Mar 12, 2013 (first published in 1965)
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When Travis McGee discovers a face from his past lying in a pool of blood on a cheap motel room floor, he wants answers. But so far, all he has are questions--plus the dubious inheritance of his friend's vengeance-driven girlfriend, and a valuable ancient Aztec golden idol. Part rebel, part philosopher, and every inch his own man, Travis McGee plun...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 6
#6
Bright Orange for the Shroud
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Apr 09, 2013 (first published in 1965)
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"McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCERUsually women came to take refuge aboard The Busted Flush. But this time a man stumbled on board, a walking zombie who fell into bed. Turned out poor Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a fragile-looking blonde sexpot who used the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecti...
Book 7
#7
Darker Than Amber
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Apr 09, 2013 (first published in 1966)
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A great bestseller starring Travis McGee, a real American hero--and maybe the star of a new movie franchise! Reissue....
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Andy Greenwald
Book 8
#8
One Fearful Yellow Eye
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - May 21, 2013 (first published in 1966)
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"To diggers a thousand yeasrs from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discov...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 9
#9
Pale Gray for Guilt
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - May 21, 2013 (first published in 1968)
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"To diggers a thousand years from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids--trying to run a small marina on the Florida coast. They also knew he was in the way of a big land developmen...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 10
#10
The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Jun 18, 2013 (first published in 1968)
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   He had done a big favor for her husband, then for the lady herself. Now she’s dead, and Travis McGee finds that Helena Pearson Trescott had one last request of him: t...
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Andy Greenwald
Book 11
#11
Dress Her in Indigo
A Travis McGee Novel
John D. MacDonald - Jun 18, 2013 (first published in 1969)
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Dress Her in Indigo is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.  Travis McGee could never deny his old friend anything. So before Meyer even says please, McGee agrees to accompany him to Mexico to reconstruct the last mysterious months of a young w...
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Andy Greenwald
The Long Lavender Look by John D. MacDonald
A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald
The Scarlet Ruse by John D. MacDonald
The Turquoise Lament by John D. MacDonald
The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald
The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald
Free Fall in Crimson by John D. MacDonald
Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald
The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald