JOHN D. MACDONALD SERIES:

More Good Old Stuff

More Good Old Stuff

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

More Good Old Stuff is a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, now available as an eBook. The companion to The Good Old Stuff, this anthology features fourteen more early stories by one of America's premier authors of hard-boiled noir. Culled from the hundreds that John D. MacDonald published in the wildly popular pulp magazines of the 1940s and '50s, these are electrifying tales of murder, corruption, intrigue, and revenge: a serial widow making a fortune by murdering her husbands . . . an amnesiac being watched by the mob . . . an ex-cop trying to crack the case that nearly wrecked his life. All are told through MacDonald's vivid language and taut storytelling--the hallmarks of a writer who holds a distinguished place in the popular canon. This collection includes "Deadly Damsel," "State Police Report That . . . ," "Death for Sale,"...
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April Evil

April Evil

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

April Evil is one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, now available as an eBook. Springtime in Florida. The vacation season is over. It's a hot day . . . too hot for April. The sun beats relentlessly down on the sidewalks. Most of the tourists have gone back north, and the residents of Flamingo have the town pretty much to themselves. They can play golf on empty courses, relax on pristine beaches. Kids can play hide-and-seek in the tall grass around the vacant winter houses. The real estate men, the car salesmen, and the police can all relax. But at 11:30 this morning, a man and a woman in a dusty gray Buick with Illinois plates drive into town. And they're about to hit like a hurricane. The evil days have begun.Features a new Introduction by Dean KoontzPraise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our...
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I Could Go on Singing

I Could Go on Singing

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

I Could Go on Singing, based on the Judy Garland film and one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. In a stirring adaptation of Judy Garland's final film, acclaimed novelist John D. MacDonald pulls back the curtain on the life of a great star after the crowds have left and the lights have gone out. This is the haunting story of Jenny Bowman, a famous singer whose world is one of spellbinding triumph and heartbreaking need. She may have risen to the top, but success cannot ultimately return to Jenny the one thing she truly wants: time with the child who was taken away from her years ago. Masterfully depicting the tension between public images and private struggles, I Could Go on Singing is a striking novel about the bonds of love and the ugly side of celebrity. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for...
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Death Quotient and Other Stories

Death Quotient and Other Stories

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

Martin Rhode, a distinguished soldier of one of Earth's warring states, has been unwittingly captured by aliens after innocently exploring a hole caused by what was perceived to be enemy warfare. As it turns out, the aliens are being pursued by natives of an enemy planet and they have sought refuge on Earth. They do not plan on staying long, however, but actually intend to lure their rivals in so that they may all be destroyed along with everyone else on the planet, by a special weapon they are at that moment creating. Martin Rhode appeals to the aliens, and they allow him to send a warning to all Earth people that it will soon be the end of the world. At first disbelieving, warring states and individuals afterwards realize their mistakes and immediately reconcile with each other, and make plans on solving the imminent problem that they face—that of expelling the alien presence in their midst!Also includes the stories: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, DELUSION DRIVE, MINION OF CHAOS,...
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Murder in the Wind

Murder in the Wind

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

Murder in the Wind, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.With the waters rising and the winds whipping through the sky, a hurricane of terrifying intensity is looming over Florida. Along a state highway, a handful of foolhardy souls trying to outrun the storm are forced to seek shelter in an abandoned house after discovering that a nearby bridge is out of commission. Thrown together by nothing more than chance, this disparate bunch of misfits and wanderers includes an undercover agent seeking revenge for a personal tragedy, a burgeoning criminal in over his head, a beautiful young widow trying to start over, and a businessman whose life's work is crumbling before his eyes. Their refuge from the awesome power of nature becomes a sort of grand and grisly hotel - especially once the invisible hand of flying death descends. Features a new Introduction by Dean KoontzPraise 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 thebest." - Mary Higgins Clark
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One Monday We Killed Them All

One Monday We Killed Them All

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

Step by step, Dwight McAran built a wall of vicious hate around himself. It was easy. He was a man who could slap one woman to death because she loved him, and hum a love song to another while he raped her. Sure, he did some time in jail. He sat in a cell and simmered for five long years until his hate hardened to a core of white-hot evil, a core of stark, steaming evil designed to explode in a fury of vengeance. Revenge was all he craved - and a plan was what he had - a plan just crazy enough to work....
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The Long Lavender Look

The Long Lavender Look

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

"McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERA lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in ten feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, is this what they call southern hospitality...?
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Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

Helping damsels in distress is nothing new for Travis McGee--it's basically how he spends his life. But this one was different right from the start. Tossed off a bridge with cement wired to her feet, dragged to safety by Travis and Meyer, she was a hot Eurasian beauty with a cold heart...ready to snare them in a murder racket to end all murders....
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The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   She’s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very beautiful, very much in control of her life. She’s just made one little mistake and now she needs Travis McGee to set it right. The money is good and Travis’s funds are in need of replenishing. But that’s not the only reason he takes the case. There is the movie star’s assistant—efficient and reserved, with a sadness underneath that makes McGee feel he’d brave any danger to help her.   “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark   Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa’s engagement to her rich, strait laced fiancé doesn’t stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who’s agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa’s assistant, Dana Holtzer.   They begin by tracking down everyone associated with the lurid evening, and soon enough they’re led on a chase across the nation as murder after murder piles up. Further complicating matters, Travis and Dana’s relationship soon turns steamy. And just when he thinks he knows exactly where things are headed, one big twist shakes McGee’s life to the very foundation.   Features a new Introduction by Lee Child
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Pale Gray for Guilt

Pale Gray for Guilt

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

With an introduction by CARL HIAASEN JOHN D. MacDONALD ..".the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." --STEPHEN KING ..".a master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer."--MARY HIGGINS CLARK ..".a dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character."--SUE GRAFTON ..".my favorite novelist of all time."--DEAN KOONTZ ..".the consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer."--JONATHAN KELLERMAN ..".remains one of my idols."--DONALD WESTLAKE THE TRAVIS McGEE SERIES ..".one of the great sagas in American fiction."--ROBERT B. PARKER ..".what a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again."--ED McBAIN
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All These Condemned

All These Condemned

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

We were in the bedroom together and she was very eager, with a readiness that completely contradicted her coolness toward me during the evening. There was nothing flattering about it. The alcohol had primed her, the music and dancing had quickened her. I was merely a convenience, a perfectly legal and available convenience. It was all very sudden and very meaningless. There were no words of love. Afterward I searched my heart and knew she had killed something. It took me a long time to realise it was my pride in my manhood.
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The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything

The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

To ever-loyal Kirby Winter, multimillionaire Uncle Omar left nothing - nothing but a gold watch and a sealed letter to be opened in one year. But Kirby is destined to inherit the magical power to freeze time in its tracks. Power like that promises unlimited wealth, wealth that can't buy love, but does make a down payment on a lot of deadly trouble. In a universe without time, can Kirby stay one step ahead?
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