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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.

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    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: Hardboiled Detective

    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
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    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: Detective

    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: ExtortionHardboiled Detective

    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


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