John D Macdonald
‘MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee’ LEE CHILD
Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. 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.
Discover Travis McGee with this special collection of the first three titles of John D. MacDonald’s classic series.
The Deep Blue Goodbye
Travis McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet 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 . . .
Nightmare in Pink
Travis McGee’s old army buddy needs a favour. His sister’s fiance has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he’s closing in on the truth he finds himself taken captive. Some people will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don’t get out . . .
A Purple Place for Dying
Travis McGee isn’t sure he wants to help Mona, a woman trapped in a marriage with a wealthy businessman whom she is convinced is stealing from her trust fund. That is until he sees Mona shot dead on the cliffs near her cabin. But when he arrives at the scene, her body is gone. And there’s no trace of them ever having met. Will Travis prove that what he saw was real, and unravel a complex murder web, in time to save his own skin?
Features an introduction by Lee Child
JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER
‘The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ – Stephen King
‘. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ – Dean Koontz
‘What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again’ – Ed McBain
‘There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel’ – John Saul