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John D. MacDonald (1916–1986)

Autor(a) de The Deep Blue Good-by

257+ Works 28,690 Membros 583 Críticas 85 Favorited

About the Author

John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1916. He received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1938 and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army. His first novel, Brass Cupcake, was published in mostrar mais 1950. He wrote about 70 books during his lifetime including the Travis McGee series, Condominium, No Deadly Drug, Nothing Can Go Wrong, and A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John Dann MacDonald. A Flash of Green was adapted into a movie by the same name and The Excuse was adapted into a movie entitled Cape Fear. He received numerous awards including the Ben Franklin Award for the best American short story in 1955, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for A Key to the Suite in 1964, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 1972, the American Book Award for The Green Ripper in 1980. He died from complications of an earlier heart bypass surgery on December 28, 1986 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por John D. MacDonald

The Deep Blue Good-by (1964) 1,861 exemplares
Nightmare in Pink (1964) 1,147 exemplares
The Lonely Silver Rain (1985) 1,087 exemplares
A Purple Place for Dying (1964) 993 exemplares
The Quick Red Fox (1964) 956 exemplares
The Green Ripper (1979) 955 exemplares
A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965) 921 exemplares
Cinnamon Skin (1982) 915 exemplares
Free Fall in Crimson (1981) 889 exemplares
Pale Gray For Guilt (1968) 889 exemplares
Bright Orange for the Shroud (1965) 886 exemplares
The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974) 877 exemplares
The Empty Copper Sea (1978) 861 exemplares
Darker Than Amber (1966) 848 exemplares
One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966) 817 exemplares
The Long Lavender Look (1970) 810 exemplares
Dress Her in Indigo (1969) 801 exemplares
The Turquoise Lament (1973) 762 exemplares
The Scarlet Ruse (1973) 752 exemplares
A Tan and Sandy Silence (1971) 746 exemplares
Cape Fear (1957) 640 exemplares
Condominium (1602) 401 exemplares
One More Sunday (1900) 360 exemplares
Barrier Island (1986) 358 exemplares
Wine of the Dreamers (1951) — Autor — 277 exemplares
A Flash of Green (1962) 229 exemplares
Ballroom of the Skies (1952) — Autor — 229 exemplares
A Bullet for Cinderella (1955) 208 exemplares
The Brass Cupcake (1950) 201 exemplares
The Last One Left (1967) 198 exemplares
Slam the Big Door (1960) 197 exemplares
The Good Old Stuff (1982) 191 exemplares
Death Trap (1956) 158 exemplares
More Good Old Stuff (1984) 152 exemplares
Murder in the Wind (1602) 148 exemplares
End of the Night (1960) 148 exemplares
Dead Low Tide (1953) 143 exemplares
Please Write for Details (1959) 139 exemplares
The Neon Jungle (1953) 131 exemplares
A Key to the Suite (1962) 130 exemplares
The Drowner (1963) 127 exemplares
Area of Suspicion (1954) 126 exemplares
All These Condemned (1839) 122 exemplares
Time and Tomorrow (1979) 121 exemplares
The Beach Girls (1959) 120 exemplares
The Damned (1952) 120 exemplares
Deadly Welcome (1959) 117 exemplares
The Price of Murder (1957) 116 exemplares
The Empty Trap (1957) 114 exemplares
Reading for Survival (1781) 114 exemplares
You Live Once (1956) 114 exemplares
Soft Touch (1777) 112 exemplares
Contrary Pleasure (1954) 111 exemplares
The Crossroads (1649) 111 exemplares
April Evil (1956) 106 exemplares
One Monday We Killed Them All (1961) 106 exemplares
The Only Girl in the Game (1960) 104 exemplares
Judge Me Not (1951) 102 exemplares
A Man of Affairs (1957) 100 exemplares
Where is Janice Gantry? (1961) 99 exemplares
Murder for the Bride (1951) 98 exemplares
Other Times, Other Worlds (1978) 94 exemplares
Cry Hard, Cry Fast (1955) 90 exemplares
On the Run (1963) 88 exemplares
Clemmie (1958) 88 exemplares
Border Town Girl (1956) 87 exemplares
S*E*V*E*N (1971) 83 exemplares
Cancel All Our Vows (1953) 80 exemplares
The Deceivers (1958) 78 exemplares
Shades of Travis McGee (1969) 66 exemplares
No Deadly Drug (1968) 54 exemplares
The House Guests (1965) 45 exemplares
Murder Most Merry (2002) 30 exemplares
Weep for Me (1951) 25 exemplares
Nothing Can Go Wrong (1981) 19 exemplares
I Could Go On Singing (1963) 15 exemplares
The Robot and the Man 15 exemplares
Strange Tomorrows (1972) 13 exemplares
The Lethal Sex (1959) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Two (1983) 11 exemplares
Six of the Best Short Novels by Masters of Mystery (1989) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Escape to Chaos [novella] (1951) 5 exemplares
Spectator Sport 4 exemplares
Final Mission (1950) 3 exemplares
In a Small Motel (2017) 3 exemplares
Trojan Horse Laugh (1949) 3 exemplares
Flaw 3 exemplares
ASSASSINIO NEL VENTO (2022) 3 exemplares
Game for Blondes 2 exemplares
Murder Run-Around (2017) 2 exemplares
The big contest 2 exemplares
Linda 2 exemplares
Thriller: fünf ungekürzte Romane (1985) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Playboys Short Shorts 1 (1970) 2 exemplares
College-cut Kill 2 exemplares
Vanguard of the Lost (2013) 2 exemplares
The Empty trap 1 exemplar
Night Watch 1 exemplar
Damned 1 exemplar
The Empty Trap 1 exemplar
A Scarlet Ruse 1 exemplar
Turquiose Lament 1 exemplar
Los malditos 1 exemplar
El Fin de la noche (1990) 1 exemplar
Soft Touch 1 exemplar
Seven 1 exemplar
Slam the big door 1 exemplar
Le bouillon rédempteur (1964) 1 exemplar
Judge Me Not 1 exemplar
The Deceivers 1 exemplar
Hurricane [G643] 1 exemplar
Fatal Accident 1 exemplar
La foire d'empoigne (1951) 1 exemplar
The Annex and Other Stories (1987) 1 exemplar
Crime of Omission 1 exemplar
Strip-Tilt (1964) 1 exemplar
L'Héritage de la haine (1989) 1 exemplar
Triangle 1 exemplar
Heritage of Hate 1 exemplar
End of the Tiger 1 exemplar
Nor Iron Bars 1 exemplar
Hit and Run 1 exemplar
Cosmetics 1 exemplar
The Miniature 1 exemplar
Half-Past Eternity 1 exemplar
The Bear Trap 1 exemplar
Amphiskios 1 exemplar
Betrayed 1 exemplar
Looie Follows Me 1 exemplar
The Big Blue 1 exemplar
They Let Me Live 1 exemplar
Dead on the Pin 1 exemplar
Murder For Hire 1 exemplar
Kvinnojägaren 1 exemplar
Lik i lasten 1 exemplar
På djupt vatten 1 exemplar
Murder in Mind 1 exemplar
Miranda 1 exemplar
Long Shot 1 exemplar
The Straw Witch 1 exemplar
Blurred View 1 exemplar
Woodchuck 1 exemplar
Quarrel 1 exemplar
The Willow Pool 1 exemplar
Dear Old Friend 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Night Shift (1976) — Introdução, algumas edições9,007 exemplares
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contribuidor — 453 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
Galactic Empires, Volume Two (1976) — Contribuidor — 390 exemplares
Science Fiction Omnibus (1952) — Contribuidor — 339 exemplares
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked (1975) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
The Master's Choice (1979) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Worlds to Come (1942) 142 exemplares
Galactic Empires {complete} (1976) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (1968) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Science Fiction of the 50's (1971) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 10 (1948) (1983) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Time Wars (1986) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Stories to Stay Awake By (1971) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Best SF: 1968 (1969) — Autor — 91 exemplares
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) (1973) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949) (1984) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 2 (1973) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Action (2001) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Purr-Fect Crime (1989) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Women on the Edge (1992) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Mystery Novels (1987) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Shape of Things (1965) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Merry Murder (1994) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Espionage Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Dimension 4 (1964) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Tomorrow 1 (1971) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Human? (1954) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Delights of Detection (1961) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Famous Short Short Stories (1966) — Autor, algumas edições16 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1952 October, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2004) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Great Mystery Stories (1960) — Autor, algumas edições15 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1951 January, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1951) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Bakers Dozen: 13 Short Detective Novels (1987) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
52 Miles to Terror and Other Stories of the Road (1966) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Inward Journey (1987) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
High Gear: Great Stories About Fast Cars and Their Drivers (1955) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1948 09 (1948) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1948 05 (1948) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1948 02 (1948) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1978 (1978) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Startling Stories, September 1951 (1951) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Astounding Science Fiction 1948 10 (1948) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Dolls Are Murder : a Mystery Writers of America Anthology (1957) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Thrilling Wonder Stories, August 1949 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
American Crime Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories 8 (1971) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Empty Copper Sea | Street of the Five Moons | Vortex (1978) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
ULLSTEIN 2000 SF STORIES 11 (1972) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Super Science Stories, Vol 8, No 2, June 1951 (1951) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Super Science Stories, Vol 5, No 4, September 1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1954/11 — Contribuidor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Child's Ploy (1984) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Startling Stories, September 1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Super Science Stories, Vol 7, No 1, July 1950 (1950) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Super Science Stories, Vol 6, No 4, May 1950 (1950) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories 9 (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1962 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Super Science Stories, Vol 5, No 3, July 1949 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1953 (1953) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 20th Annual Collection (1965) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Weird Tales Volume 41 Number 4, May 1949 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (1964) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Purple Place for Dying | Home to Roost | The Terrorists (1977) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best American Detective Stories of the year-1956 (1957) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1967/10 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Super Science Stories (UK): No. 6 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Super Science Stories (UK): No. 4 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
MacDonald, John Dann
Outros nomes
Farrell, John Wade
Henry, Robert
Lane, John
O'Hara, Scott
Reed, Peter
Reiser, Henry
Data de nascimento
1916-07-24
Data de falecimento
1986-12-28
Localização do túmulo
Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
West Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Causa da morte
complications of coronary artery bypass surgery
Locais de residência
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA (birth)
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (death)
Piseco Lake, New York
Educação
Syracuse University
Harvard University Business School (MBA)
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Ocupações
author
army officer
Organizações
United States Army
Office of Strategic Services
Prémios e menções honrosas
MWA Grand Master (1972)
American Book Award (1980)
Ben Franklin Award (1955)
Guest of Honor: Bouchercon (1983)

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Married to Dorothy Prentiss, with one son, Maynard.
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Críticas

The toughest thing about revisiting John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee series is getting past its casual misogyny. Most of the female characters have either "Victim”" or “Bimbo” tattooed on their foreheads; many carry both messages. Even when McGee admits to admiration of a woman’s character, it doesn’t stand in the way of a bit of recreational or therapeutic sex. And all too often, she ends up dead in the next chapter.

That happens to a couple of the female characters in “The Dreadful Lemon Sky”, beginning with Carrie Milligan, an old friend (of whom McGee seems to have an inexhaustible supply) who approaches him asking him to hold a considerable wad of cash for 30 days. McGee accepts, despite knowing there’s no legitimate reason for a construction company secretary to be walking around with $94,000 in assorted greenbacks. When Milligan ends up dead on a Florida highway, McGee delays carrying out her directive to deliver the cash to her sister while he and the ever-present Meyer dig more deeply into what quickly begins to look like murder.

McGee remains a strong character to build a series around. He’s competent, smart, good-looking, persistent, and has his own very particular moral code which is essentially Good Guy Realist. Meyer is around to do the heavy lifting when a philosophical question needs to be brought into play, and MacDonald gets to use McGee as a mouthpiece for his own dismay at the untethered and (in his view) malignant growth of Florida’s wetlands and beach communities. A Travis McGee novel guarantees that the Bad Guys, on the whole, get their comeuppance and that Our Hero will survive, somewhat more battered and perhaps just a bit more cynical, to fight the good fight and live the good life another day.

“The Dreadful Lemon Sky” delivers on all those points. It’s just too bad that MacDonald’s characterization of female characters has aged so poorly.
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LyndaInOregon | 19 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |
Great mystery filled with great characters with interesting motivations, including a host of bad people ranging from petty villainy to monstrous. Liked Travis McGee's jaded philosophy, the amount of detail put into even incidental characters, and the bittersweetness of the ending.
 
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yaj70 | 24 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
One of the better Travis McGee novels, filled with mystery, shady financial dealings, and revenge, all set in a Florida that once was.
 
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yaj70 | 14 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
A chance encounter causes the hero infiltrates a complex and deadly con game in one of the better Travis McGee novels. I liked the details of the con game and how each of the supporting characters was their own person with their own motivations and personality, and the bittersweetness of the ending.
 
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yaj70 | 12 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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ISBN
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