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Characters > Travis McGee

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, political parties, mortgages, and television. 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.

Featured Titles

    A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald

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: Private Eye

    Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald

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

    The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald

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: Private Eye

    The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald

Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa's engagement to her rich, strait laced fiancé doesn't stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who's agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa's assistant, Dana Holtzer.

Year: 1964
Genre: Extortion

    A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald

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: Private EyeStolen Goods

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1964A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Travis McGee
1964Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1964The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Travis McGee
1964The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Travis McGee, Hollywood
1965A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Stolen Goods, Travis McGee, Cuba, Los Angeles , Mexico
1965Bright Orange for the Shroud by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1966Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1966One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Travis McGee
1968Pale Gray for Guilt by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1968The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1969Dress Her in Indigo by John D. MacDonald Missing Person, Travis McGee
1970The Long Lavender Look by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1971A Tan and Sandy Silence by John D. MacDonald Missing Person, Private Eye, Travis McGee
1973The Scarlet Ruse by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1973The Turquoise Lament by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1975The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1978The Empty Copper Sea by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1979The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald Revenge, Travis McGee
1981Free Fall in Crimson by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1982Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1985The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee