A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee Series #5)

A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee Series #5)

by John D. MacDonald
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A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee Series #5) by John D. MacDonald

When Travis McGee discovers a face from his past lying in a pool of blood on a cheap motel room floor, he wants answers. But so far, all he has are questions—plus the dubious inheritance of his friend's vengeance-driven girlfriend, and a valuable ancient Aztec golden idol. Part rebel, part philosopher, and every inch his own man, Travis McGee plunges into a wild and perilous trek for a killer that takes him from the Lauderdale beaches to the seething corruption of American expatriates in a distant Mexican town, to the lush high life of the California jet set.
"A master storyteller, a wizard of dialogue, characterization, and plot."
Chicago Tribune Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449138151
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/12/1978
Series: Travis McGee Series , #5

About the Author

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.

Date of Birth:

July 24, 1916

Date of Death:

December 28, 1986

Place of Birth:

Sharon, PA

Place of Death:

Milwaukee, WI


Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939

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A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Just a great read. MacDonald wrote with an amazing gift. Truly one of the great writers of the 20th century!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleased to see that John MacDonald has been revived for Nook readers. They are fun and lighthearted mysteries and good reads for planes and beaches.
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*Puts down a 1 month rent pay and walks in.* Thank you!
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