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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Selected Titles:

SeriesYearTitleTags

11964 The Deep Blue Good-By
21964 Nightmare in Pink
31964 A Purple Place for Dying
41964 The Quick Red Fox Hollywood
51965 A Deadly Shade of Gold
61965 Bright Orange for the Shroud
71966 Darker Than Amber
81966 One Fearful Yellow Eye
91968 Pale Gray for Guilt
101968 The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper
111969 Dress Her in Indigo
121970 The Long Lavender Look
131971 A Tan and Sandy Silence
141973 The Scarlet Ruse
141973 The Turquoise Lament Hawaii
151975 The Dreadful Lemon Sky