John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald
Birthplace: Sharon, PA
Setting: Florida
Genre: Mystery

John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) was born in Sharon, PA and always dreamed of being a writer. After earning his college degrees, including an MBA from Harvard, MacDonald started to seriously write. MacDonald's most well known works were hard boiled crime thrillers that were set vividly in the Florida lanscape. Today, many authors owe a debt of gratitude to MacDonald for being the first to do this.

The Long Lavender LookPale Gray for GuiltBright Orange for the ShroudA Deadly Shade of GoldThe Quick Red FoxThe Deep Blue Good-By


Travis McGee series
Lonely Silver Rain (1985)
Cinnamon Skin (1982)
Free Fall in Crimson (1981)
The Green Ripper (1979)
The Empty Copper Sea (1978)
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1975)
The Turquoise Lament (1973)
The Scarlet Ruse (1973)
A Tan and Sandy Silence (1972)
The Long Lavender Look (1971)
Dress Her in Indigo (1969)
Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (1968)
Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966)
Darker Than Amber (1966)
Bright Orange for the Shroud (1965)
A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965)
Quick Red Fox (1964)
A Purple Place for Dying (1964)
Nightmare in Pink (1964)
The Deep Blue Goodbye (1964)

See John D. MacDonald books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: Mystery.

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