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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 3,652
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,255

    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

    • 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 859
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 753

    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

    • Darker Than Amber

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 7
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    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

    • 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 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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

    • 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 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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

    • 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 545
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 481

    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 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 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    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

    • Pale Gray for Guilt

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 9
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Book In My Favorite Series

    • By Doug on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Free Fall in Crimson

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 19
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    This time out, McGee comes close to losing his status as a living legend when he agrees to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Writer; outdated attitudes.

    • By Me & My Girls on 03-22-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • One Fearful Yellow Eye

    • A Travis McGee Novel, Book 8
    • By: John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • McGee Does the Second City

    • By Darwin8u on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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