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Recent Read: The Deep Blue Good-by

The master of Florida noir, John D. MacDonald was admired by writers like Stephen King, Lee Child and Dean Koontz among many others. MacDonald’s most famous character was Florida’s dark-knight Travis McGee.  120 more words


Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber

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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Sue Grafton (1940-2017)

Sue Grafton created Kinsey Milhone, probably the most famous female private eye in crime fiction. Grafton’s gimmick was that the titles of the books in her series were working their way through the alphabet, beginning with  108 more words


The Deep Blue Goodbye

The Deep Blue Goodbye: A Travis McGee Novel, by John D. MacDonald

Regrettably few people read John D. MacDonald or his Travis McGee books. Given: they describe a different American era and can fall on the sexist side … though not as much as  433 more words

American Embassy Cairo | Aftermath of the Khamsin

Early November 1977

After I got off the windswept Chancery roof I wrapped my face in linen à la T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) 1,255 more words


John MacDonald and Travis McGee

I was first introduced to the writing of John MacDonald by Tim Ferris. In his interview with Mike Rowe, Rowe states that MacDonald “wrote the best pulp fiction” he’s ever read. 163 more words

The Deep Blue Good-By

The Deep Blue Good-By, by John Dann MacDonald

Travis McGee, #1

Published: 1964

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