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John D. MacDonald

John Dann MacDonald (July 24, 1916 - December 28, 1986) was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers.

MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, 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 filmed twice as Cape Fear. In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels."
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    • The Deep Blue Good-By

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,609
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,218

    He's a beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series

    • By Michael Cavacini on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Quick Red Fox

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 4
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good yarn but showing its age

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Deadly Shade of Gold

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 5
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    When McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from the past, he can't help it. He has to meddle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • J Dickey's prose + I Fleming's narrative flourish

    • By Darwin8u on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Darker Than Amber

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Travis McGee never shies away from damsels in distress. But this Eurasian beauty was different....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man from the first half of the 20th century

    • By Bonnie on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Purple Place for Dying

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 3
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551

    A Purple Place for Dying finds Travis McGee witness to a murder he can't prove and a kidnapping nobody wants to believe....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A man from the first half of the 20th century

    • By Bonnie on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dress Her in Indigo

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 11
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mexico, Hippies and Murder

    • By Me & My Girls on 07-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nightmare in Pink

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 2
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 739

    Nina - a career girl living alone in Manhattan - offers Travis McGee companionship and the first loose thread in the elaborate fabric of a gigantic swindle.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trav McGee just gets better

    • By Bonnie on 03-28-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cape Fear (aka The Executioners)

    • By: John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Dean Koontz (introduction)
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated But Great

    • By Daniel on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Bullet for Cinderella

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Winston Tharp
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Her veneer was big city...but one look and you knew Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack from where she came. This was the girl I had risked my life to find. This was the girl who was going to lead me to a buried fortune in stolen loot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The missing money

    • By happyjo on 11-13-18

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The Turquoise Lament

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 15
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre McGee

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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