Authors > John D. MacDonald

Cape Fear

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.

Year: 1958
Genre: Suspense

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

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

Year: 1962
Genre: Science FictionSuspense

A Purple Place for Dying

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.

Year: 1964
Genre: Hardboiled

Nightmare in Pink

Travis McGee's permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn't a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn't for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there's a damsel in distress.

Year: 1964
Genre: Hardboiled

The Deep Blue Good-By

McGee isn't particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who's been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn't anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior's latest victim, Lois Atkinson.

Year: 1964
Genre: Hardboiled

A Deadly Shade of Gold

Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers.

Year: 1965
Genre: Hardboiled



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1958Cape FearSuspense
1962A Flash of GreenSuspense
1962The Girl, the Gold Watch & EverythingScience FictionSuspense


SERIES: Travis McGee

Year# TitleGenres & Tags

19641The Deep Blue Good-ByHardboiled
19642Nightmare in PinkHardboiled
19643A Purple Place for DyingHardboiled
19644The Quick Red FoxExtortionHardboiled, Hollywood
19655A Deadly Shade of GoldHardboiled
19656Bright Orange for the ShroudHardboiled
19667Darker Than AmberHardboiled
19668One Fearful Yellow EyeExtortionHardboiled
19689Pale Gray for GuiltHardboiled
196810The Girl in the Plain Brown WrapperHardboiled
196911Dress Her in IndigoMissing Person
197012The Long Lavender LookHardboiled
197113A Tan and Sandy SilenceHardboiledMissing Person
197314The Scarlet RuseHardboiled
197314The Turquoise LamentHardboiled, Hawaii
197515The Dreadful Lemon Sky