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  • Title: The Dreadful Lemon Sky
  • Author: John D. MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9780449139653
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • The Dreadful Lemon Sky By John D. MacDonald The professional s professional of suspense writers THE NEW YORK TIMESTravis McGee has been offered easy money by a longtime lady friend But when she gets killed, McGee s got a boatload of mystery Navigating his boat into troubled waters, he heads for the seamier side of Florida where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption are easy to find but murderous riddles ar The professional s professional of suspense writers THE NEW YORK TIMESTravis McGee has been offered easy money by a longtime lady friend But when she gets killed, McGee s got a boatload of mystery Navigating his boat into troubled waters, he heads for the seamier side of Florida where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption are easy to find but murderous riddles are hard to solve.
    John D. MacDonald
    John D MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939 During WW2, he rose to the rank of Colonel, and while serving in the Army and in the Far East, sent a short story to his wife for sale, successfully After the war, he decided to try writing for a year, to see if he could make a living Over 500 short stories and 70 novels resulted, including 21 Travis McGees enpedia wiki John_D._

    The Dreadful Lemon Sky By John D. MacDonald

    Commentaires:

    Bobby Underwood
    He captured the mood and the spirit of the times accurately, hauntingly, than any literature writer yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale Dean Koontz A writer way ahead of his time, his Travis McGee books are as entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful today as the moment I first read them He is the all time master of the American mystery novel John SaulJohn D MacDonald, whose Travis McGee series became, as Robert B Parker pointed out, one of the great sag [...]

    Kemper
    Really I know it s the old Sea Cock Travis McGee we re talking about here, but this is a whole new low.Hang on We all know that I m going to do another rant about the sexism, but let s change things up and talk about the good parts first.Carrie Milligan is an old friend of McGee s who shows up very late one night at his houseboat and asks if he ll hold a large sum of money for her If she doesn t come back and get it by a certain date, Travis should hand the cash over to her sister, and he gets t [...]

    John Culuris
    The Travis McGee novels are most successful on a pure entertainment level when there is a mystery to solve or a chain of events to uncover Here there are both McGee is awoken in the middle of the night by Carrie Milligan, an acquaintance of six years back, arriving with a shoe box under her arm stuffed with a little over 100,000 Assured that the money is rightfully hers and not stolen, McGee is asked to keep it safe for a month Two weeks later Carrie dies as a victim of an unwitnessed hit and ru [...]

    Manybooks
    In Junior High, in grade eight English, we did a large and in my nostalgic memory exceedingly interesting and engaging segment on American and British mystery fiction, reading both classical and not so classical instalments from the late 19th century to what was at that time considered contemporary American detective fiction from such diverse authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, John D MacDonald and of course many many From the many authors we had to read and the required [...]

    Thomas Todd
    This was my first reading of John MacDonald s work and please don t ask me why because I don t know This book was published in 1974 and reads as a still current novel I love the Travis McGee character I now will need to start with this series from the beginning Would highly recommend this book, series and author to others that enjoy Florida P.I fiction.

    Jetdrvr
    McDonald was one of the best His Ft Lauderdale is essentially gone, now, but in his day, and a good bit of mine , it was a fascinating place and the livaboard community around Ft Lauderdale Beach and the Las Olas area lent a unique and irreplaceable aura to a fascinating era I speak from experience, having lived aboard a 38 foot sloop for about two years in a slip on Hendricks Isle It s a rotten shame those days are gone forever, and the livaboard community with them.

    Toni
    A friend of Travis McGee appears in the middle of the night, asking him to keep a package for her and if she doesn t return for it, to make certain her sister gets it The package contains a sum of money, a portion of which McGee is given for this favor A short time later, the friend dies in an auto accident McGee goes to the funeral intending to carry out his promise, asks the wrong questions and becomes convinced the friend was murdered Thus he and we, the readers, are catapulted into a tale of [...]

    Patrick
    When I first read The Dreadful Lemon Sky, I appreciated it as a well written but ultimately depressing crime novel On re reading the book years later, I now realize that John D MacDonald was up to than writing a time capsule story about Florida in the early Seventies While the book mentions such artifacts as an orange Datsun, a yellow Gremlin, plaid pants, and quadraphonic sound, it s ultimately and to its credit a story about human connections More specifically, The Dreadful Lemon Sky uses the [...]

    Mary L.
    One of many John D MacDonald s Travis McGee novels They are a collection of exciting adventures taking place in South Florida I have always thought that MacDonald was the Gary Grant of fast paced mystery books He makes it look so easy but every one knows that there is a special art to writing that moves so smoothly across the page If you want fun as well as some homespun philosphy, take a Travis McGee to the beach or any other vacation spot You will not regret it.

    Cynthia Thomason
    Picked this up in a used bookstore It was written in the 70s, book number 16 in John D MacDonald s Travis McGee series I ve read one other McGee book and enjoyed it This one was great also I miss Robert B Parker and might start stocking up on this older MacDonald books The slueths are somewhat similar It s nice to read a mystery where you don t have to keep up with modern technology all the time It didn t exist in the 70s Just fun.

    KATHLEEN
    I liked this one quite a bit There were multiple victims, and multiple criminals The woman McGee worked for and the woman he slept with were not wholly innocent folks They were complicated people, and McGee figures their whole mess out at great harm to himself as usual Also, an introduction to fire ants, something we native Floridians can appreciate Ouch

    Stephen Campbell
    This was the first of the Travis McGee books that I read I loved it, read the rest of the series and moved to Florida.

    Varrick Nunez
    This was the audio version of a title I read in my teens when I had a phase of interest in John D MacDonald and Donald Westlake mysteries This is a terrific recording Brilliance Audio with prompts for the end of the disc, musical notification of the end of the disc, and each disc after disc 1 has about 30 seconds of the end of the previous disc to restart the story Robert Petkoff is the voice performer, and he displays excellent vocal range portraying McGee and the rest of the characters, includ [...]

    LeAnne
    It s always fun when reading John MacDonald s novels to see when and where he is going to incorporate the book s title into the story This one came up unexpectedly I m not able to read the series chronologicallyis is book 16 Oddly enough, this one doesn t make any references to people or places from past stories or experiences It takes place in a different Florida location than his other stories that I have read There were some twists and turns that kept it interesting The writing, as usual, is [...]

    Leslie
    3.5

    Henri Moreaux
    Another excellent addition to the Travis McGee series In The Dreadful Lemon Sky McGee is given a large amount of money by a seemingly desperate old acquaintance with instructions to pass it on to her sister should she be killed Shortly thereafter she is and McGee takes on board the job of investigating her death.It s on of the best plots so far of the series, multiple layers of scheming and motives.Ending was good and wound up all the plot threads.

    MisterLiberry Head
    I don t think John D wrote any absolutely BAD novels, but this 16th Travis McGee title is at least sub standard for the series McGee s motivation for this job isn t convincing from the start a nagging conscience over a long ago one night stand, Carrie Milligan, who might have been on the run when she popped up at the Busted Flush to leave bricks of cash in his safekeeping Poor Carrie turns up suspiciously dead in a minor rural town, thus launching McGee Meyer into full investigative motion with [...]

    Harv Griffin
    Travis McGee novels get better for me on the re read years later Rarely my first choice for a quick easy first read of escape, the John D MacDonald McGee novels are the survivors, the keepers, the books that don t get thrown out when I move and go through my library getting rid of the books I know I have no use for any.The basics of the plot here are standard McGee one of Trav s old Friends with Benefits playmates leaves a big gob of cash with him to hold for her secretly She leaves She dies Ins [...]

    Tony
    THE DREADFUL LEMON SKY 1974 John D MacDonald .Here s another well plotted and cleverly characterized situation for Travis McGee to sink his teeth into An old girlfriend from his past, Carol Milligan, shows up at his houseboat in the wee hours of the morning She was not ever a serious flame for McGee, but represented some strong chemistry with him over a short time frame She needs his help in hiding some money lots of money She offers McGee a nice cut 20,000 if he would be willing to help Althoug [...]

    Andrea
    I d been taking a break from Travis McGee, but I was missing him, so I pulled the next installment out of the box next to my nightstand I don t know if I ve read too many TMcG books in too short a period of time, or if the author started relying too heavily on a formula when writing the books, but I m not enjoying them the way I did at first Still, the dialogue, particularly between Travis and Meyer, is brilliant and hilarious I laughed out loud several times This bit got to me You are running f [...]

    Checkman
    My first Travis McGee novel I m forty four years old and I m just now getting around to reading the McGee books Well anyway there isn t a whole lot to say McGee is a salvage expert He gets hired to find things that people have lost so to speak He lives on a houseboat called The Busted Flush and his best friend is Meyer who helps him on his salvage jobs The writing is strong on details, characters and Mr McGee s observations and philosophical musings In this story Mr McGee is looking into the dea [...]

    Ken
    The adventures of Travis McGee are always a delightful treat, and John D MacDonald is a master at creating and delivering a convoluted, yet compelling story line with very believable, three dimensional characters This novel was released in 1975, and is the sixteenth in the Travis McGee Series.An old friend of Travis s turns up on his houseboat, The Busted Flush, late one night with a suitcase full of money She won t tell him exactly how she acquired the cash, but, in the event of her death, she [...]

    Jenna
    This series was full of action, and to many puzzling crime was yet to be solve by McGee Susan Dobrovsky arrived in town, and asked Travis to hide a hundred grand for her McGee, agreed for the old time friendship Susie give an instruction that if something happen to her send the money to her only sister, and ten thousand dollars for him for doing the favor A few days later Susan died in an accident, and McGee thinks something rotten was going on With a hundred grand in his hands he must know.why, [...]

    Remington Rand
    The entire Travis McGee series is coming in e book format in Jan 2013 The series, written mostly across the 1970s, inspired countless writers, including Dean Koontz, Carl Hiaason, Lee Child, Sue Grafton, and even Stephen King.MacDonald s writing is damned impressive Your enjoyment of this particular adventure depends on your appetite for 70s nostalgia Hippies on Florida beaches get sucked into a big operation smuggling marijuana deaths ensue and McGee and associated cops lament the involvement o [...]

    Sincere W.
    As usual, McGee and Meyer did an excellent job of entertaining me as I chased sheep last night MacDonald s insights into Life as presented through the mouths of his characters are riveting I particularly enjoyed the the conversation between McGee and Meyer about abstract death , somewhere around the fifth chapter.I didn t like the McGee girl in this book, but that had to do with her personality than her development All of the other characters, major and minor, were well developed as well.All in [...]

    Steve
    I was curious to see how well MacDonald held up, and remember this book from when it first appeared in 75 It turns out it holds up very well, and from what I can tell his portrait of Florida is both accurate and had good predictions in it Though McGee and Meyer are very conservative, when reading one book they don t seem as creaky as they did back when I used to read every one as it came out There are also passages in here that are nicely evocative, such as one where McGee is trying to fall asle [...]

    Kim
    I started reading MacDonald s Travis McGee books when I was a young teacher in NC I found a small stack at a yardsale and enjoyed the writing very much I enjoyed this outing with Meyer and McGee, but not as much as I used to Who changed Probably me.

    Terry Graap
    Another exciting book in the Travis McGee series by John D MacDonald A lady friend meets with McGee and gives him some money to give to her sister if she dies She in fact dies and McGee finds out why and unveils a drug smuggling operation involving a well known attorney.

    Lynette
    Continue to love Travis McGee this particular plot was a little less engaging than the previous entries I ve read in this series, but I ll continue plowing through them I think you can say I m hooked

    Bonitagirl
    I think I have read all of the Travis McGee books a long time ago but I can t remember anything specific So I am not going to add them all to my list Just suffice it to say they are all good mysteries, quick reads, and worth checking out if you need an escape.

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