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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 ...


  • John D. MacDonald (1916 ??? 1986) was a prolific American writer of crime and suspense novels as well as short stories, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee se...


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    Although the McGee novels are what MacDonald is best known for, his stories from the '50s represent probably his best work. In a Small Motel is a very good example of that writing. This story of menace, greed, and love was published in the July 1955 ...


  • 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...


  • Galaxy Science Fiction, January 1951SUSCEPTIBILITYby JOHN D. MacDONALDillustrated by James VincentThe colonists of this world needed help urgently. It was if they had deliberately decided to set their civilization back to some harsh era out of the pa...


  • 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...


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    A loyal government secretary is caught in a cruel game of Cold War espionage....


  • 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...


  • Murder at sea. No survivors, no evidence, no loose ends. Only a boatload of cash left for the taking. In this explosive novel from the author of the Travis McGee series, nothing is certain—not with enough money at stake to change a dozen lives ...


  • 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...


  • A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz.Floyd Hubbard arrives at a convention at a busy beach-town hotel with a mission from the top brass: ax a long-time manager in the sales team who has b...






  • 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...


  • 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 Deceivers, one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Carl can’t get her out of his mind. Her name is Cindy, and she’s the ...


  • 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...


  • The Only Girl in the Game, 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.   Her employers are the high priests of the great gambling mecc...


  • 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...


  • The Crossroads, 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.   Along a major commercial strip, one family has built its fortune on...


  • There are two kinds of men in Mississippi. They make natural enemies. And sometimes, but only if the balance between strength and weakness tips too far, unnatural allies.Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears...


  • 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...






  • Contains the two novellas Border Town Girl and Linda.Border Town GirlOnce, Lane Sanson had been a Somebody - war correspondent and a bestselling author. Now he was a Nobody, bumming around Mexico. Lost, lonely, hungry for hope, he was a pushover for ...


  • 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 solicit and process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily . . . where hundreds of prayers are offered by armies of believers . . ...


  • 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...


  • A collection of fourteen stories, representing the best of MacDonald's early fiction from the 1940s and 1950s, includes such outstanding tales of mystery and suspense as "Deadly Damsel," "Death for Sale," "Unmarried Widow," and "Neighborly Interest"...


  • 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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    "Travis McGee is back in action and he is in fine, fine form....What a treat. It is John D. MacDonald's 21st Travies McGee book and, without reservaton, his best."THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNESearching for a wealthy friend's yacht, Travis McGee puts himself ...



  • 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...


  • Ballroom of the Skies, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook.   Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally torn by w...


  • 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....


  • "The writing in "End of the Tiger" is as crystalline-pure as any MacDonald ever produced. In a few sentences he has created in Tiger Shaw a character as recognizable and as predictable as any one of a similar type we may have known ourselves. In a si...


  • Sam Glidden owed all his success to the opportunities he'd received from Thomas McGann, president of the Harrison Corporation. But now McGann was dead, and Mike Dean, a wildly flamboyant business speculator, was looking to add the Harrison Corporatio...


  • You Live Once, 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.   Clint Sewell knows there probably isn’t a woman within fifty m...


  • 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...


  • Soft Touch, 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.   Jerry Jamison wants out. Out of a sloppy marriage, a dull job, the empt...


  • 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....


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    "McGee has become part of our national fabric."SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCERBeautiful 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 had be...


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    "The professional's professional of suspense writers."THE NEW YORK TIMESVan 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 his nam...


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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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    "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 head...


  • 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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    "One of the most enduring and unusual heroes in detective fiction."THE BALTIMORE SUNNow that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband ...


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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 daughter...


  • 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-INTELLIGENCERA 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 in ...


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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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    With an introduction by CARL HIAASENJOHN D. MacDONALD"...the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." --STEPHEN KING"...a master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer."--MARY HIGGINS CLARK"...a dominant influence on writers cr...


  • 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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    "A knight in slightly tarnished armor, " "the thinking man's Robin Hood, " McGee lives alone on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the modern world, adhering to a timeless sense of honor and obligation, he is more and less than a private eye. From...


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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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    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.   She’s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very bea...


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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...


  • An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them.For fourteen years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be fre...


  • 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...