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The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (Travis McGee Mysteries)

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

 

He had done a big favor for her husband, then for the lady herself. Now she’s dead, and Travis McGee finds that Helena Pearson Trescott had one last request of him: to find out why her beautiful daughter Maureen keeps trying to kill herself. But what can a devil-may-care beach bum do for a young troubled mind?

 

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

 

McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, where he realizes pretty quickly that something’s just not right. Not only has Maureen’s doctor killed herself, but a string of murders and suicides are piling up—and no one seems to have any answers.

 

Just when it seems that things can’t get any stranger, McGee becomes the lead suspect in the murder of a local nurse. As if Maureen didn’t have enough problems, the man on a mission to save her will have to save himself first—before time runs out.

 

Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Synopsis:

Stephen King called John MacDonald ""the" great entertainer of our age". Now, Fawcett is proud to introduce to a new generation a character endowed with the values of a hero. The values of a hero never change--and neither does Travis McGee.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449224618
Introduction:
Hiaasen, Carl
Author:
Hiaasen, Carl
Author:
MacDonald
Author:
John D.
Author:
MacDonald, John D.
Publisher:
Fawcett
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
McGee, Travis (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;travis mcgee;fiction;florida;john d. macdonald;detective;crime;crime fiction;suspense;novel;thriller;20th century;mcgee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Travis McGee Mysteries (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19960309
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.82x4.16x.95 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Stephen King called John MacDonald ""the" great entertainer of our age". Now, Fawcett is proud to introduce to a new generation a character endowed with the values of a hero. The values of a hero never change--and neither does Travis McGee.
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