Dress Her in Indigo: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. Travis McGee could never deny his old friend Meyer anything. So before he can even say please, Travis has agreed to accompany him to Mexico to look into the mysterious last months of the daughter of a rich friend. Expecting to find out that the young woman had fallen in with the usual misfits and rebels, what they actually discover is stranger, and far more deadly. The deeper Travis digs, the less accidental the death starts to seem . . . First published in 1969, Dress Her in Indigo features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Pale Grey for Guilt: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. News reaches Travis McGee that Tush, an old football buddy of his, has committed suicide. But Travis suspects foul play. Tush had just discovered that his small plot of land was sat right in the middle of a highly profitable parcel of riverfront acres. Certain big-time movers and shakers had badly wanted him out of the way. But proving it suddenly looks a lot more difficult when Travis discovers a note from Tush s wife saying she was leaving him. Travis must work fast to uncover the truth if he s going to save what s left of his friend s family . . .First published in 1968, Pale Grey for Guilt features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Green Ripper: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. Travis McGee has known his share of beautiful girls, but true love always passed him by until Gretel. But suddenly, the woman who stole his heart dies of an unidentified illness. Convinced that she has been murdered, McGee finds himself pursuing a less-than-noble cause: revenge. Obsessed with his crusade, he becomes more and more unhinged. He has spent his life saving other people, but now he ll need to find the strength to save himself before he loses his mind. First published in 1979, The Green Ripper was the winner of the National Book Award. This edition 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’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Barrier Island


Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money. Wade Rowley is a common man who aspires to honour but gets caught up in the footwork of a skilled swindler.In a pitiless game, with a few harsh rules and just one way of keeping score, the wrong man will die. And another will get away with more than murder.’Lively, gritty … complex and convincing’ New York Times Book Review

Scarlet Ruse: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. An expert stamp collector is left frantic when he misplaces the extremely valuable collection of an important and shady client. Hirsh doesn t know how he s going to get it back. But fortunately for him, he s got a friend in Travis McGee.It s not long till Travis is hot on the trail of the missing collection. But Travis is going to have to play this game carefully Hirsh s client is liable to break some fingers if he doesn t get what he s owed . . .First published in 1972, The Scarlet Ruse features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Good Old Stuff


The Good Old Stuff, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Before embarking upon a truly iconic career as a novelist, John D. MacDonald cut his teeth perfecting the art of the short story. This powerful collection assembles thirteen of those early mysteries, tightly wound gems of noir fiction that herald the arrival of an American original. Featuring early prototypes of his signature character Travis McGee, many of the characters are explorations into the types of people that would obsess MacDonald throughout his life’s work: professional criminals and city cops, adventurers and amateur sleuths. Throughout, the inimitable touch of a master at work is on shining display. This collection includes ‘;Murder for Money,’ ‘;Death Writes the Answer,’ ‘;Miranda,’ ‘;They Let Me Live,’ ‘;Breathe No More,’ ‘;From Some Hidden Grave,’ ‘;A Time for Dying,’ ‘;Noose for a Tigress,’ ‘;Murder in Mind,’ ‘;Check Out at Dawn,’ ‘;She Cannot Die,’ ‘;Dead on the Pin,’ and ‘;A Trap for the Careless.’ Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald ‘;The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.’Stephen King ‘;My favorite novelist of all time.’Dean Koontz ‘;To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.’Kurt Vonnegut ‘;A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.’Mary Higgins Clark

Lonely Silver Rain: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. McGee knows the dangerous link between Florida boatjackings and the drug trade, and he s vowed never to swim with the sharks. But when Billy Ingraham, a self-made tycoon, bets that McGee can locate his $700,000 custom cruiser, he decides to jump straight in.After a friend leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee immediately regrets not going with his gut. The yacht is no longer an ordinary boat. It s a slaughterhouse. Shortly followed by the return of a ghost from his past, Travis realises that this case may be his last . . . First published in 1984, The Lonely Silver Rain features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Deep Blue Goodbye: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. 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. As Travis hunts for the ruthless man who steals women s sensibilities and livelihoods, he can t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse . . .First published in 1964, The Deep Blue Goodbye features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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

Dreadful Lemon Sky: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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.Around four in the morning, Travis McGee is jarred awake by a ghost from his past: an old flame who needs a place to stash a package full of cash. He agrees to help. Two weeks later she s dead.Left with a hundred grand and a nagging conscience, Travis goes to a seedy little town to look into Carrie s previous life. But what Travis finds only pushes him further into the corrupt world she was trying to escape . . .First published in 1975, The Dreadful Lemon Sky 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 ‘Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman ‘. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz ‘A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark ‘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

Deadly Shade of Gold: Introduction by Lee Child


‘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. When Travis McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from his past, he can t help it: He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam, his reckless, restless old friend, with the woman who s been waiting for him.But the case takes a sinister turn when Sam shows up brutally cut and lying in a pool of his own blood. Travis is left to uncover the truth in a violent chase that takes him to dark but beautiful Mexico. But when the truth is as terrifying as this, does he really want answers at all?First published in 1965, A Deadly Shade of Gold features an introduction by Lee ChildJOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER’The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller’ — Stephen King’Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He s great because he has a philosophical side he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything’ — Tony Parsons’A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee’ — Sue Grafton’The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness’ — Jonathan Kellerman’. . . my favorite novelist of all time’ — Dean Koontz’A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field’ — Mary Higgins Clark’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