The Dreadful Lemon Sky

The Dreadful Lemon Sky

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Dreadful Lemon Sky is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Around four in the morning, Travis McGee is jarred awake by a breathless ghost from his past: an old flame who needs a place to stash a package full of cash. What’s in it for McGee? Ten grand and no questions asked. Two weeks later, she’s dead.

“The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman

Carolyn Milligan was only aboard McGee’s boat for one night. She came to drop off a hundred grand for safekeeping. What Carrie really needed was someone to keep her safe. She said she’d be back in a month. Instead Carrie is killed in a dubious roadside accident. Now McGee is left with a fortune—and a nagging conscience.

So McGee takes a trip to the seedy little town of Bayside, Florida, to look into Carrie’s life before she showed up on his boat. What McGee finds only pushes him further into the corrupt world of drugs and blood that Carrie was trying to escape. McGee is used to high stakes, but when the bodies start piling up, even he may be in over his head.

Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013, c2002
ISBN: 9780812984071
Branch Call Number: FIC MacDo
Characteristics: xii, 267 pages ; 21 cm

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Jul 07, 2016

I've been a John D. MacDonald / Travis McGee fan since the 1970's.
I'm truly happy to see some of the books back in circulation at HPL, and hoping to see the rest of the Travis McGee series as well as the many other books written by John D. MacDonald. His writing style is spare, educated, wise and worldly. Always insightful.
Travis McGee lives in Florida on a house boat he won in a card game, doing "recovery" for people as the work comes along. Always interesting characters and situations.
Every book in the series is well worth the read.
And Travis loves Chet Baker. How can you go wrong.

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Oct 31, 2015

Really enjoyed this writer. There were no hitches that made me as a reader stumble. So often in other books I can't tell who's speaking, or whom the writer is speaking about. MacDonald conveys this clearly without being obtrusive. Loved all the twists and turns with the characters. I'll be reading more of his work.

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Jun 10, 2015

why not get this title in a real book form?

dhankins22 Sep 08, 2013

after turg lament

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