Books by John D. MacDonald

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An author who really makes you feel as if you were the protagonist. Mostly his books are set in Florida in the 1960s. His most famous character is Travis McGee, who lives on his houseboat, The Busted Flush (won in a poker game). He doesn't have a job he just does favors for friends. They've usually been swindled out of their money and Travis often swindles it back (for 50%). He's an antihero who is flawed but great at what he does. Often there are dead bodies, always there are beautiful women, danger, plot twists and a mystery you and he can't figure out until the end.

These books were huge sellers as pulp fiction. Millions of readers can't be wrong.

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The Lonely Silver Rain: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"Travis McGee is back in action and he is in fine, fine form....What a treat. It is John D. MacDonald's 21st Travies McGee book and, without reservaton, his best." THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE Searching for a wealthy friend's yacht, Travis McGee puts himself square in the center of the international cocaine trade, and finds himself the target...
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The Deep Blue Good-by: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
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...
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Nightmare in Pink: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"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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One Fearful Yellow Eye: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"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...
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Dress Her in Indigo: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"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. A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daughter's life before she was killed in a car crash in Mexico. It was puzzling. She'd...
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The Long Lavender Look: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in ten feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to...
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Pale Gray for Guilt: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"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...
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The Quick Red Fox: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   She’s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very beautiful, very much in control of her life. She’s just made one little mistake and now...
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Darker Than Amber: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A great bestseller starring Travis McGee, a real American hero--and maybe the star of a new movie franchise! Reissue.
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Bright Orange for the Shroud: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Usually 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...
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The Empty Copper Sea: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and cear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what...
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The Dreadful Lemon Sky: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Travis McGee has been offered easy money by a longtime lady friend. But when she gets killed, McGee's got a boatload of mystery. Navigating his boat into troubled waters, he heads for the seamier side of Florida--where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption...
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A Deadly Shade of Gold: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
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...
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The Green Ripper: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was...
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The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
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...
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A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dying is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   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....
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Free Fall in Crimson: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER This time out, McGee came close to losing his status as a living legend when he agreed to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renewed an unfinished adventure with a famous--and oversexed--Hollywood actress, who...
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The Scarlet Ruse: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Travis McGee is too busy with his houseboat to pay attention to the little old man with the missing postage stamps. Except these are no ordinary stamps. They are rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars worth of rare. And if McGee doesn't recognize their value, perhaps Mary Alice McDermit does, a six-foot knockout who knows all the...
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A Tan and Sandy Silence: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Tan and Sandy Silence is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   Travis McGee is unnerved when he receives an unexpected guest—real estate developer Harry Broll, who is convinced that McGee is hiding his missing wife. Angry...
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Deadly Welcome
by John D. MacDonald
Alex Doyle is a tough man on a tough assignment in Ramona Beach, Florida - the kind of place that doesn't trust strangers and is policed by a sheriff who echoes the locals' sentiments with a billy club. But Alex isn't an outsider, exactly. He grew up in Ramona Beach - until they railroaded him out of town. 'Can't trust trash,' they...
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Cinnamon Skin: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma, and her new husband Even, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed.... "Proves again that MacDonald keeps...
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The Last One Left
by John D. MacDonald
When a yacht explodes in the Bahamas, apparently killing six people, Sam Boyleston, an attorney from Texas and the brother of one of the victims, is compelled to investigate the circumstances, as does Raoul Kelly, a newspaper reporter. After the disaster the yacht's burned captain was temporarily marooned on a small island, and soon it...
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Cape Fear: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
How far would you go to save your family? In John D. MacDonald’s iconic masterwork of suspense, the inspiration for not one but two Hollywood hits, a mild-mannered family is tormented by an obsessed criminal—and with the authorities powerless to protect them, they must take the law into their own hands.   Introduction by Dean...
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The Turquoise Lament: A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
"One of the most enduring and unusual heroes in detective fiction." THE BALTIMORE SUN Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But...
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A Bullet for Cinderella
by John D. MacDonald
John D. MacDonald (1916 – 1986) was a prolific American writer of crime and suspense novels as well as short stories, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1972...
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The End of the Night
by John D. MacDonald
Three men and a beautiful girl on a cross-country terror spree - a coast to coast rampage of stealing, kidnapping, rape and killing. Who were they? Where did they come from? Why did they do it? With chilling detail, John D. MacDonald unwraps the grotesque inner world of these four young psychopaths, and brings into terrifying focus...
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The Damned: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Damned,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   At a ferry stop along the Rio Conchos, the line of cars waiting to cross stretches to the horizon. Because of a bureaucratic blunder, the boat has been stalled...
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Area of Suspicion: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Area of Suspicion,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Four years ago, Gevan Dean fled his hometown for a peaceful life under the Florida sun after catching his fiancée, Niki, in the arms of his brother. But...
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Dead Low Tide: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D. MacDonald, the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGee novels. On the coast of Florida, a working stiff is wrongfully accused of murdering his boss—and must outwit one of MacDonald’s signature villains to save his life. Introduction by Dean Koontz A college...
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Condominium: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets. Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community -- the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run cut...the crackups and marital...
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Judge Me Not: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Judge Me Not, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   One way or another, change is coming to Deron, New York. The city has long been terrorized by Lonnie Raval, a ruthless bully whose political machine carried...
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Murder in the Wind: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Murder in the Wind,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   With the waters rising and the winds whipping through the sky, a hurricane of terrifying intensity is looming over Florida. Along a state highway, a...
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The Brass Cupcake
by John D. MacDonald
In Flower City, a sleepy resort town on Florida's Gulf Coast, wealthy Elizabeth Stegman is murdered in a jewel heist gone bad - her missing jewels insured for £750,000. It falls to hardboiled ex-cop Cliff Bartells to find the killer, retrieve the jewels and console the decedent's niece and only heir, beautiful and headstrong Melody...
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The Drowner
by John D. MacDonald
Lucille Hanson had rid herself of the wrong man - her rich husband who lived casually and loved carelessly. Then she found another man she hoped would be right. She was putting together the pieces of her life - until all of her hopes came to rest at the bottom of a lake, where her body was found. It must have been an accident was what...
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The Empty Trap: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Empty Trap, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Lloyd Wescott is a big boy, and he understands that big money doesn’t smell like roses. When he’s hired to build and run the Green Oasis resort, he...
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A Bullet For Cinderella
by John D. MacDonald
John D. MacDonald—Author of Travis McGee Her veneer was big city … but one look and you knew that Toni Rassell’s instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy...
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On the Run
by John D. MacDonald
Sid Shanley couldn't stay in one place very long. He had to keep on the run, changing towns, changing jobs, changing women. He worked out the perfect setup - no attachments, no trails, no explanations. But now a girl has caught up with him. Her name was Paula - and a million dollars lay behind her strange invitation ...
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A Bullet for Cinderella (1955) (PlanetMonk Pulps Book 12)
by John D. MacDonald
Her veneer was big city … but one look and you knew that Toni Rassell’s instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my...
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The Only Girl in the Game: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Only Girl in the Game, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Her employers are the high priests of the great gambling mecca in the desert—and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the...
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Death Trap
by John D. MacDonald
In life, Jane Ann never had much use for a halo, but in her violent death she finally earned one. When they found a suspect, everyone relaxed except Hugh MacReedy. Maybe he should have stayed out of it, but MacReedy owed a big debt to the patsy they were sending to the electric chair in a week. And he would have stayed out of it, if...
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Seven
by John D. MacDonald
A choice collection of seven short stories by one of America's foremost storytellers and the author of the best-selling Travis McGee series. Featuring 'Dear Old Friend', 'The Annex', Quarrel', 'Double Hannenframis', 'The Random Noise of Love', The Willow Pool and 'Woodchuck', this collection displays MacDonald at his classic best....
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End of the Tiger and Other Stories
by John D. MacDonald
End of the Tiger and Other Stories,  a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All...
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On The Make
by John D. MacDonald
The classic John D. MacDonald thriller about a Korean War vet searching for a stolen fortune in a small town. Our edition comes with two excellent bonus essays, a biography of John D., and an exploration of the paperback revolution of the mid-20th century.
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Border Town Girl: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Border Town Girl,  a two-novella anthology from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   BORDER TOWN GIRL   In a different life, Lane Sanson was a famous war correspondent and a bestselling author. He had been somebody . Now he’s a...
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Cry Hard, Cry Fast: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Cry Hard, Cry Fast, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   A gunman on the lam. A sullen sixteen-year-old on a family vacation. A jaded working girl. A guilt-stricken widower. A lonely mistress looking for a...
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April Evil: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
April Evil,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Springtime in Florida. The vacation season is over. It’s a hot day . . . too hot for April. The sun beats relentlessly down on the sidewalks. Most of the...
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The Deceivers
by John D. MacDonald
Her name was Cindy, and she was his neighbour's wife - the woman next door in the kind of suburbia that didn't make headlines. These were real people, nice people like Cindy and Carl who fought with the desperation of the damned to keep from wanting each other. Suddenly, though, it was the right time, right place. And there was no room...
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Death Quotient and Other Stories
by John D. MacDonald
Martin Rhode, a distinguished soldier of one of Earth’s warring states, has been unwittingly captured by aliens after innocently exploring a hole caused by what was perceived to be enemy warfare. As it turns out, the aliens are being pursued by natives of an enemy planet and they have sought refuge on Earth. They do not plan on staying...
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The Crossroads: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Crossroads,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Along a major commercial strip, one family has built its fortune on blood, sweat, and tears . . . and that makes them a target. More than half a century...
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The House Guests (Gm)
by John D. MacDonald
The House Guests,  a classic memoir of animal companionship from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   A master of the noir novel turns his sharp insights and considerable narrative talents to the human-animal bond in this charming work of nonfiction. In...
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Death Trap: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Death Trap, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   As a teenage wild child, Jane Ann Paulson had earned her wicked reputation, but no one deserves the shocking death she receives. When the police find a suspect...
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A Key to the Suite
by John D. MacDonald
Corporate hatchetman Hubbard is on his way to an industry convention to carry out a termination - a fancy way of saying he's about to toss a man and his family out in the street. But the convention is a modern Sodom of cheating husbands and ambitious wives, ready to put out as much as necessary to ensure their husbands' jobs - and a plan...
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You Live Once
by John D. MacDonald
Clint Sewell knew there wasn't a wife within fifty miles who didn't have reason to murder Mary Olan - because there wasn't a husband around who didn't think the grass was greener in Mary Olan's bedroom. The latest occupant was Sewell's boss, Dodd Raymond - a man not above using Sewell to cover up his sins. And maybe not above letting...
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The Beach Girls
by John D. MacDonald
Leo Rice seems like a nice enough guy, but why does he have to choose their beach? He could head ten miles up the Florida strip and everyone could just live happily ever after - no questions asked. But Leo Rice does ask questions ... and suddenly Stebbins' Marina, an oasis of easy living, hard drinking and free love for its...
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Barrier Island
by John D. MacDonald
Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money. Wade Rowley is a common man who aspires to honour but gets caught up in the footwork of a skilled swindler. In a pitiless game, with a few harsh rules and just one way of keeping score, the wrong man will...
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One More Sunday
by John D. MacDonald
Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer, where devout workers operate state-of-the-art computer equipment to process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily and where hundreds of prayers are offered by armies of believers. Roy Owens arrives there after his journalist wife disappears while doing an exposé on the Eternal...
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Contrary Pleasure
by John D. MacDonald
For years the Delevan family image reflected only the best of everything - wealth, position, influence, and the kind of expensive good looks that take generations to cultivate. No one dared suspect that their glittering façade, their cherished privacy masked hidden lusts, furtive pleasures and twisted dreams that would soon erupt into a...
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A Flash of Green
by John D. MacDonald
James Wing was only trying to help his friend's widow. At least that's what he told himself after he warned Kat Hubble that the beautiful bay that she and her neighbours had struggled to save was now going to be sold to developers. He knew he shouldn't have told her anything. He was a reporter, trained to reveal nothing. But he was...
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Where is Janice Gantry?
by John D. MacDonald
Sam Brice, the perfect rugged hero, is involved with a young widow named Janice Gantry. But when she vanishes, Janice leaves behind a trail of blackmail, murder and a man at war with his own sense of duty. Sam is too curious to steer clear of the mystifying disappearances off the Florida Keys, too stubborn to avoid making enemies with...
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The Good Old Stuff
by John D. MacDonald
From the author of the world-famous Travis McGee thrillers, thirteen of John D. MacDonald's earliest and best crime and mystery stories brought together in one volume. Written at the beginning of his career and originally published in American magazines only, these stories give us a taste of MacDonald's early achievements and show the...
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April Evil
by John D. MacDonald
The stage was set. Harry Mullin had hit town first. But he had just made the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, and he was a little nervous about being seen. With him at the rented house where they planned to case the job was a girl named Sal. Then the Ace turned up. He'd been good in his day but had lost something in the guts department....
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Soft Touch
by John D. MacDonald
Jerry Jamison wants out: out of a sloppy marriage, a dull job and the empty suburban rat race. Once Jerry had a beautiful bride and a good salary at her old man's successful business - that was before his wife turned into a lush. Before the business started to go to pieces. And before the lazy afternoon when Vince Biskay, an old army...
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No Deadly Drug
by John D. MacDonald
Indicted by the state of New Jersey for the murder of retired Colonel William Farber. Dr Carl Coppolino had been having an affair with Farber's wife, Marjorie. Did he kill Marjorie's husband and his own wife so he could marry Marjorie? If he did, he may have regretted it, for Marjorie Farber became the prosecution's star witness...
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Please Write for Details
by John D. MacDonald
American bachelor Miles Drummond, living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and running out of money, half-heartedly places an ad in a few US newspapers announcing a summer art workshop. Much to his surprise, thirteen students write for details, and arrive in Cuernavaca a few weeks later. The hotel Miles has rented is crumbling. The VW bus he...
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Murder for the Bride
by John D. MacDonald
Dillon Bryant, a successful engineer, is off on assignment after finishing his honeymoon. But news from home comes that his new bride, Laura, a beautiful woman whom he had met only weeks before proposing marriage, is in deep trouble. By the time he gets to her, Laura has been murdered. Filled with grief and rage, he cannot leave it up...
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More Good Old Stuff
by John D. MacDonald
Offering indisputable evidence of the early talent that was to lead him to the top of the bestseller lists everywhere, these fourteen tales of crime and corruption, of sleuthing and suspense, of treachery, intrigue, and revenge, by the incomparable John D. MacDonald, were selected from the hundreds that originally appeared in the...
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One Monday We Killed Them All
by John D. MacDonald
Step by step, Dwight McAran built a wall of vicious hate around himself. It was easy. He was a man who could slap one woman to death because she loved him, and hum a love song to another while he raped her. Sure, he did some time in jail. He sat in a cell and simmered for five long years until his hate hardened to a core of white-hot...
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The Neon Jungle
by John D. MacDonald
The Varaki family run the local grocery store, but tragedy hits the family hard. The sudden death of the matriarch of the clan is followed by the favourite son's death in Korea. The teenage daughter falls in with a bad crowd and there's also the other son, Walter, who has been dipping into the till to fund his escape from Doris, his...
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Cancel All Our Vows
by John D. MacDonald
Fletcher Wyant and his wife Jane had been married for fifteen years. They had built the perfect marriage - two wonderful kids, a warm beautiful home, and their own private never-ending love affair. Fletcher thought he knew Jane completely. No dark secrets. No hidden past. Then one hot summer week everything changed. And suddenly...
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Cry Hard, Cry Fast
by John D. MacDonald
A gunman on the run, a seventeen-year-old girl on a family vacation, a jaded working girl, a guilt-stricken widower, an abandoned mistress. All heading fast down a route to sudden death. Then for one horrifying instant their lives are frozen in time, when a Cadillac drives at speed into oncoming traffic. Lives are lost, and those that...
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The Price of Murder
by John D. MacDonald
On the surface, they seem like three very different people: Danny Bronson, a cunning ex-con struggling to go straight; his brother, Lee, a former Gridiron star turned college professor; and Johnny Keefler, a crooked parole officer who lives for revenge. But they all grew up in the same corner of town, a grim little slum known as 'The...
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A Man of Affairs
by John D. MacDonald
Sam Glidden owed all his success to the opportunities he'd received from Thomas McGann, president of the Harrison Corporation. But now McGann was dead, and Mike Dean, a wildly flamboyant business speculator, was looking to add the Harrison Corporation to his long list of conquests. McGann's spoiled offspring, Tommy and Louise, saw the...
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Slam the Big Door
by John D. MacDonald
When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can see a life slowly coming apart. The only question is: why? Putting together the pieces...
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A Flash of Green: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A Flash of Green tells the gripping story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back, featuring many of the themes John D. MacDonald explored better than anyone in his legendary career as a leading crime novelist. Introduction by Dean Koontz The opportunists have taken over Palm City. Silent and deadly, like...
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Murder for the Bride: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Murder for the Bride,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Down in Mexico on a business trip, Dillon Bryant is obsessed with thoughts of his wife, Laura, a striking blonde he’s known for a matter of just...
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A Key to the Suite: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A master of the thriller turns his talent for riveting suspense to the world of business. In this bold novel, John D. MacDonald exposes the backstabbing and betrayals, sordid deeds and savage maneuverings that take place behind closed doors. Introduction by Dean Koontz Floyd Hubbard arrives at a convention at a busy beach-town hotel...
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A Bullet for Cinderella: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A Bullet for Cinderella,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   After Tal Howard returns home from a Korean prisoner-of-war camp, he can’t help feeling that something’s missing. Desperate for a thrill as...
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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
From John D. MacDonald, one of the enduring American novelists of the twentieth century, comes a science fiction classic with a timeless premise. An aimless young man discovers a way to stop the world in its tracks—and that’s when his life truly begins. Introduction by Dean Koontz Once an ordinary math teacher, Omar Krepps...
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On the Run: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
On the Run,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Sid Shanley doesn’t stay in one place very long. He has to keep moving, changing towns, jobs, and women at a moment’s notice. He thinks he’s worked out...
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The Deceivers: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Deceivers,  one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Carl can’t get her out of his mind. Her name is Cindy, and she’s the wife of his next-door neighbor. They live in the kind of suburbia that doesn’t make headlines....
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Slam the Big Door: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can see a life slowly coming apart. The only question is: why? Putting together the pieces...
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The Beach Girls: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Beach Girls,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Sure, Leo Rice seems like a nice enough guy . . . but why does he have to choose their beach? He could head ten miles up the Florida strip and everyone...
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The Last One Left: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Murder at sea. No survivors, no evidence, no loose ends. Only a boatload of cash left for the taking. In this explosive novel from the author of the Travis McGee series, nothing is certain—not with enough money at stake to change a dozen lives . . . or end them.   Introduction by Dean Koontz   Crissy Harkinson knows all...
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The End of the Night: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The End of the Night,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   They’re known as the notorious “Wolf Pack”: three men and a beautiful girl on a cross-country terror spree, a coast-to-coast rampage of theft...
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Wine of the Dreamers: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Wine of the Dreamers,  a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   They are the Watchers: pale laboratory creatures living in a remote, sealed-off world. Their game, their religion, their release is to dream, and their dreams...
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Soft Touch: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Soft Touch,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Jerry Jamison wants out. Out of a sloppy marriage, a dull job, the empty suburban rat race. Out of the whole infuriating merry-go-round of boredom and...
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Clemmie: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Clemmie,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Married, straitlaced, and struggling to rise out of middle management, Craig Fitz is stuck in a life of boredom and routine—until he meets the irresistible...
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All These Condemned: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A television star wilting under the limelight. An adman with a stiff upper lip. A rising New York artist. A desperate housewife. All are victims of a cruel puppet master—and one of them is a killer. Introduction by Dean Koontz The head of a global cosmetics empire, Wilma Ferris became a self-made success by taking everything people...
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Where Is Janice Gantry?: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Where Is Janice Gantry?,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Sam Brice is the perfect rugged hero, even with a face battered by eleven seasons in football, almost three in pro. He’s involved with a young...
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Weep for Me: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Weep for Me,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   When Kyle Cameron meets temptation in the memorable shape of Emily, the strange, lovely new girl at the bank, his life changes forever. Emily has a fortune...
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Ballroom of the Skies: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Ballroom of the Skies,  a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally torn by war? Why men of goodwill, seeking only peace, are driven relentlessly to further disaster?...
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The Drowner: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
The Drowner,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Lucille Hanson left her rich husband, a man who lived casually and loved carelessly. She found a new man, one who appeared to treat her right. Lucille was...
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You Live Once: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
You Live Once,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Clint Sewell knows there probably isn’t a woman within fifty miles who would shed a tear if Mary Olan turned up dead—because there isn’t a husband...
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Contrary Pleasure: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Contrary Pleasure,  one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Sin casts a long shadow . . . and touches the innocent along with the guilty in this powerful, probing novel. For generations the Delevan family has reflected only...
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Cancel All Our Vows: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Cancel All Our Vows,  one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Fletcher and Jane Wyatt have been married for fifteen years. Together they have built an enviable life, complete with two wonderful children and a warm, beautiful...
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A Man of Affairs: A Novel
by John D. MacDonald
A Man of Affairs,  one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Beneath the Bahamas sun rages a titanic power struggle. A mastermind of the dog-eat-dog world of corporate corruption, Mike Dean uses every asset at his...
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A Bullet for Cinderella
by John D. MacDonald
HER VENEER WAS BIG CITY... But one look and you knew that Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my life...
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