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John D. MacDonald
[1916-1986]
Travis McGee, an adventurer, philosopher, and “salvage consultant” who does unofficial favors for friends, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

The Deep Blue Good-By (1964)

Nightmare in Pink (1964)

A Purple Place for Dying (1964)

The Quick Red Fox1 (1964)

A Deadly Shade of Gold1 (1965)

Bright Orange for the Shroud1 (1965)

Darker Than Amber2 (1966)

One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966)

Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper2 (1968)

Dress Her in Indigo2 (1969)

The Long Lavender Look (1970)

A Tan and Sandy Silence3 (1971)

The Scarlet Ruse (1973)

The Turquoise Lament (1973)

The Dreadful Lemon Sky3 (1974)

The Empty Copper Sea3 (1978)

The Green Ripper3 (1979)

Free Fall in Crimson3 (1981)

Cinnamon Skin (1982)

The Lonely Silver Rain (1985)
Finalist 1986 Anthony Award for Best Mystery

Non-series:

The Brass Cupcake (1950)

Weep for Me (1951)

Judge Me Not (1951)

Murder for the Bride (1951)

The Damned (1952)

Dead Low Tide (1953)

The Neon Jungle (1953)

All These Condemned (1954)

Area of Suspicion (1954, revised 1961)

A Bullet for Cinderella (1955)
APA: On the Make (1960)

Cry Hard, Cry Fast (1955)

Murder in the Wind (1956)
APA: Hurricane (1957)

April Evil (1956)

Border Town Girl (1956) [two novellas]
APA: Five Star Fugitive (1970)

You Live Once (1956)
APA: You Kill Me (1961)

The Empty Trap (1957)

Death Trap (1957)

A Man of Affairs (1957)

The Price of Murder (1957)

Clemmie (1958)

The Deceivers (1958)

The Executioners (1958)
APA: Cape Fear (1962)

Soft Touch (1958)
APA: Man-Trap (1961)

The Beach Girls (1959)

Deadly Welcome (1959)

The Crossroads (1959)

Slam the Big Door (1960)

The End of the Night (1960)

The Only Girl in the Game (1960)

One Monday We Killed Them All (1961)

Where Is Janice Gantry (1961)

A Flash of Green (1962)

The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1962)

A Key to the Suite (1962)

On the Run (1963)

The Drowner (1963)
Finalist 1964 Gold Dagger Award

End of the Tiger, and Other Stories (1966) [SS]

The Last One Left (1967)
Finalist 1968 Gold Dagger Award

Seven (1974) [SS]

Good Old Stuff: 13 Early Stories (1982) [SS]

More Good Old Stuff: 14 Early Stories (1984) [SS]

One More Sunday (1984)

Barrier Island (1986)

Other fiction:

Wine of the Dreamers (1951)
APA: Planet of the Dreamers (1953)

Ballroom of the Skies (1952)

Cancel All Our Vows (1953)

Contrary Pleasure (1954)

Please Write for Details (1959)

I Could Go on Singing (1963) [screenplay novelization]

Condominium (1977)