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  • This time the sleek dancer and her hotshot pals weren’t going to hoodwink Bren Harris . . . this time he was walking into their set-up—armed and shooting."Murder Run-Around" is a vengeance story from the master of suspense, John D. MacDonald, tha...


  • Flight of the Tiger by John D. MacDonaldIllustrated with the original illustrations.After Ben Morrow was shot down in the last week of Korean fighting, his self-confidence was shaken; he felt he could never fly again. Months later, Ben was sent back ...



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  • 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. Thrown together by nothing more than chance, this disparate ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Weird Tales, May 1949 BUT NOT TO DREAM by John D. MacDonald Illustrated by Vincent Napoli Hobbies are funny; and you can really get lost in them Changes that start with the soul are as complete as the mind of man can comprehend...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Weird Tales, January 1949 THE GREAT STONE DEATH by John D. MacDonald Illustrated by Vincent Napoli It was a mountain, it was a stone . . . . it was a monster! 3400 Words Weird Tales, January 1949 A CURSE (verse) by Page Cooper ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1949 LIKE A KEEPSAKE by John D. MacDonald “All I can say is, if this should be the world’s end, it’s a real black color….” 3500 Words Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1949 WONDER ODDITIES ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Collier’s, February 3 1956 The Unsuitable Girl by John D. MacDonald Illustrated Denver Gilen This was one secret his mother should never find out Collier’s Short Short 1300 Words Collier’s, June 8 1956 THE MEN WOMEN MAR...






  • PERIL PRESS Presents: Fantastic Adventures, May 1950 VANGUARD OF THE LOST by John D MacDonald Alien ships landing on Earth could mean but one thing: invasion. But as men watched in fear, a strange thing happened 9800 Words...


  • PERIL PRESS presents: Collier’s, August 9 1952 WHO’S THE BLONDE by John D. Macdonald Illustrated by Tran Mawicke He was four thousand dollars short, and the cops had it figured out. They said he wrapped the bills and shoved them across the counte...


  • Liberty Magazine, January 1947HOLE IN NONEShort Shortby John D MacDonaldIllustrated by Glenn ThomasImagine making all the lucky strokes of a lifetime again—in a single golf match? Mr. Fingerhaver did1700 WordsAnd as a BONUS - Special Features:Liber...


  • PERIL PRESS presents:Detective Tales, August 1949WHAT MAKES SAMMY LAUGH?Dynamic Short Storyby John D MacDonaldWHAT MAKES SAMMY LAUGH?—certainly not the humor of Sammy’s kill-mad traveling companion!Little Sammy Rufus laughed and laughed when his ...


  • PERIL PRESS presents:Planet Stories, November 1950FINAL MISSIONA Thrilling Short Storyby John D MacDonaldIn that antiseptic society, thirteen hell-raising old space-warriors were obsolete as brass knuckles in a debate. So brass-bands played, and bras...



  • Tal Howard, a disillusioned Korean War veteran, breaks away from his old life, looking for answers. He's convinced he's going to find them in the small town of Hillston, the location of 60 grand in embezzled funds that Howard learned about from a ...


  • This anthology features some of the most famous authors writing at the peak of their careers! Volume three of Master of Noir has the following ten great stories: THE KILLERS by JOHN D. MACDONALD, ATTACK by ED McBAIN, JUST WINDOW SHOPPING by LAWRENCE ...


  • 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 nat...


  • Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets.Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community -- the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance c...


  • The Watchers, laboratory creatures living in a remote world with their dreams carried to the minds of earth men, must destroy the humans' plans of escaping from their planet and traveling through space...



  • Events are set in motion by the death of Lucille Hansen who drowns in a lake. The cause of death is a mystery. Some claim it was accidental, although Lucille was a strong swimmer, while still others believe it was a suicide as she was on the verge of...


  • American bachelor Miles Drummond, living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and running out of money, half-heartedly places an ad in a few US newspapers announcing a summer art workshop. Much to his surprise, thirteen students write for details, and arrive in Cu...


  • Her veneer was big city ... but one look and you knew that Toni Rassell's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders ...


  • In life, Jane Ann never had much use for a halo, but in her violent death she finally earned one. When they found a suspect, everyone relaxed except Hugh MacReedy. Maybe he should have stayed out of it, but MacReedy owed a big debt to the patsy they...


  • “SHE MAY LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL…but she’s a tramp.” That was when I hit him, my best friend. I thought of Laura and our three-day honeymoon. I thought of the sting of her full lips, the long lush lines of her warm, wonderful body, her throaty,...


  • For years the Delevan family image reflected only the best of everything - wealth, position, influence, and the kind of expensive good looks that take generations to cultivate. No one dared suspect that their glittering faade, their cherished privacy...



  • Her brows were black and her face was oval, the brandied eyes spaced gravely, the lips wide and warm with instinctive wisdom, the throat and shoulders golden and fragile above the strapless nubby material of the pale tan linen dress. She half lay on ...






  • John D. MacDonald’s The Price of Murder features a complex plot told in a multiple-character format. Published in 1957 as a paperback original, The Price of Murder begins with the troubled marriage of English college professor Lee Bronson and his v...


  • Three men and a beautiful girl on a cross-country terror spree - a coast to coast rampage of stealing, kidnapping, rape and killing. Who were they? Where did they come from? Why did they do it? With chilling detail, John D. MacDonald unwraps the grot...


  • When Lloyd Westcott was hired to build and run the Green Oasis casino he didn't ask about the owner or where the backing came from. He didn't care, as long as the place was legit and he could run it clean as a whistle. But then the Big Man moved in....


  • Fawcett, mass market paperback. Fletcher Wyant and his wife Jane had been married for fifteen years. They had built the perfect marriage - two wonderful kids, a warm beautiful home, and their own private never-ending love affair.Fletcher thought he k...


  • One Monday We Killed Them All (1961) is one of John D. MacDonald's stand-alone thrillers. A Fawcett Gold Medal original, the first edition (pictured) has a fantastic cover. I'm not sure who the artist is (doesn't look like a McGinnis), but the layout...


  • Where is Janet Gantry? was originally published about 3 years before the first Travis McGee novel ever saw the light of day. Its protagonist and first person narrator, Sam Brice, bears an uncanny resemblance to the better known McGee....


  • The stage was set. Harry Mullin had hit town first. But he had just made the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, and he was a little nervous about being seen. With him at the rented house where they planned to case the job was a girl named Sal. Then the Ac...



  • The House Guests, a classic memoir of animal companionship from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. A master of the noir novel turns his sharp insights and considerable n...


  • One of the most beloved American thriller writers of the twentieth century kicks off a rip-roaring career with his exhilarating first novel, a hard-boiled classic full of twists and turns, good intentions and bad coincidences, the stench of corruptio...


  • Clemmie, 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. Married, straitlaced, and struggling to rise out of middle management, Craig Fit...


  • Her employers are the high priests of Las Vegas and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the sacrifice, to keep them happy at the tables, where her partners slaughter the suckers. She longs to be free of the entertainers rubbing e...


  • A gunman on the run, a seventeen-year-old girl on a family vacation, a jaded working girl, a guilt-stricken widower, an abandoned mistress. All heading fast down a route to sudden death. Then for one horrifying instant their lives are frozen in time,...


  • Leo Rice seems like a nice enough guy, but why does he have to choose their beach? He could head ten miles up the Florida strip and everyone could just live happily ever after - no questions asked. But Leo Rice does ask questions ... and suddenl...


  • When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can...


  • Who killed Ken Dean -- and why?Four years ago Gevan Dean found his fiancee Niki Webb in his brother's arms -- and fled his hometown for the peaceful life in the Florida sun. But now Ken is dead -- murdered by a thief, the police say -- and Gevan's pr...



  • Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money. Wade Rowley is a common man who aspires to honour but gets caught up in the footwork of a skilled swindler. In a pitile...


  • Alex Doyle is a tough man on a tough assignment in Ramona Beach, Florida - the kind of place that doesn't trust strangers and is policed by a sheriff who echoes the locals' sentiments with a billy club. But Alex isn't an outsider, exactly. He grew up...


  • An account of the love affair between anaesthesiologist Dr. Carl Coppolino and Marjorie Farber, a relationship that led to the murder of their respective spouses, and their sensational trial for the crimes...







  • Sid Shanley couldn't stay in one place very long. He had to keep on the run, changing towns, changing jobs, changing women. He worked out the perfect setup - no attachments, no trails, no explanations. But now a girl has caught up with him. Her name ...


  • Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer, where devout workers operate state-of-the-art computer equipment to process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily and where hundreds of prayers are offered by armies of believers. Roy Owens arrive...


  • Judge Me Not, 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. One way or another, change is coming to Deron, New York. The city has long...


  • Offering indisputable evidence of the early talent that was to lead him to the top of the bestseller lists everywhere, these fourteen tales of crime and corruption, of sleuthing and suspense, of treachery, intrigue, and revenge, by the incomparable J...


  • The smell of warm gin hovers over a whole section of town. The threat of violence hangs in the air. And the neighborhood kids know all about drugs, knives, and back-alley beatings long before they're pushed into high school by weary truant officers.T...


  • James Wing told himself he was only trying to help his friend's widow when he warned Kat Hubble that the beautiful bay she and her neighbors had struggled to save was going to be sold to developers. He knew he shouldn't have told her anything. He was...


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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Lonely Silver Rain is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee has luck to thank for his reputation as a first-rate salvager of sto...



  • 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 he...


  • Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D. MacDonald, the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGee novels. On the coast of Florida, a working stiff is wrongfully accused of murdering his boss—and must outwit one of MacDonald’s...


  • 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 u...


  • The Good Old Stuff has been selected to give readers a taste of John D. MacDonald's great fiction. "The Simplest Poison" is a straight detective story. "Miranda" is psychological suspense. "Noose for a Tigress" is about a woman who wanted too m...


  • When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece, Norma, and her new husband, Evan, he never dreamed he was signing their death warrant. For suddenly, out in the waters of the Florida Keys, the boat was destroyed by an explosion. To all...



  • Strong spine with light creasing and small repairs. Bright clean cover with light creasing, shelf and edge wear. Staining and rippling on exterior pages. Text is perfect. Sound reading copy. Same day shipping from AZ....


  • End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonal...




  • GIRL IN COMA INHERITS FORTUNE -- that is how the headlines read when terminally ill tycoon Ellis Esterland was beaten to death at a stop on the Florida Turnpike two years ago -- murdered as his daughter lay unconscious, never to recover from a road a...



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    """McGee has become part of our national fabric."" SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and h...


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    """The professional's professional of suspense writers."" THE NEW YORK TIMES Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear hi...


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    GREAT SCIENCE FICTION FROM A TOP BESTSELLING AUTHOR OTHER TIMES, OTHER WORLDS Among these superb stories -- A CHILD IS CRYING -- A frightening look at a seven-year-old boy whose intelligence far surpasses that of top military experts... FLAW -...


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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Dreadful Lemon Sky is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Around four in the morning, Travis McGee is jarred awake by a breathless gh...


  • McGee was too busy with his beloved houseboat, The Busted Flush, to pay attention to the little old man with his missing postage stamps. Except that they weren't ordinary stamps. No indeed. They were rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars' wor...


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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Turquoise Lament is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Funny thing about favors. Sometimes they come back to haunt you. And Travis McGee o...


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    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, Jr. A wealthy old man laid up in the hospital is desperate to understand the last months of his daugh...


  • SEVEN TO REMEMBER... ANDREA--a girl who took everything her lover had to give her, and then took more ... WYATT--a man drowning in his own success, grasping at one final moment of pleasure... NORRIE--who was so innocent and so trusting, and who wa...


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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Tan and Sandy Silence is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   Travis McGee is unnerved when he receives an unexpected guest—real estate d...


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    THEY'VE SEEN THE FUTURE -- AND IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.... What's going to happen when the world ends? Here are 14 humorous, poignant, eerie, and altogether too possible views of what things will be like when: Walking for pleasure and exercise b...


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    McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER A 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 ...


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    There's nothing surer to attract Travis McGee than a beautiful woman in a jam. And this one is right up his alley -- rich and just a touch debauched. To help her out of a fix, Travis delves into the dirty dealings of a Florida town in his 10th myster...


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    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, Jr. The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids--tryin...


  • 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 h...


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    How do you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skillfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exem...


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    The fragile-looking blonde was like a black widow spider feeding on her mate till he was broke and drained dry, a walking zombie stumbling aboard the celebrated TRAVIS McGEE houseboat The Busted Flush. And there lolls Travis McGee, that freelance kni...


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    A long-ago face from a faraway past -- Sam Taggart dropped in from nowhere on the girl he'd left behind -- and on his old buddy Travis McGee. And at one o'clock that night McGee opened the door to Taggart's cheap motel unit to find his friend's throa...


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    One look at Cathy Kerr and you could tell there was nothing life hadn't done to her. She was innocence turned helpless desperation, great brown eyes gone mournful and hopeless, tender illusion changed to memories of unutterable shame -- all because o...


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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, Nightmare in Pink is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGees permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale...


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    McGee did not like Mona Fox Yeoman. She seemed artificial, self-important. She was provocative rather than seductive, a dare more than a desire. She made a man want to shake her up, to mat that twenty-five-dollar hairdo and knock that lady-of-the-man...



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    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 fa...


  • ' The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King A dark, psychological thriller, first published in 1957 as The Executioners and filmed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro. Max Cady, a brutal rapist, has ...


  • When Kyle Cameron meets temptation in the memorable shape of Emily, the strange, lovely new girl at the bank, his life changes forever. Emily has a fortune that frees him from his worst nightmares. But the relationship comes at a terrifying cost. Soo...