Re: RARA-AVIS: Gold Medal question

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 04 Aug 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "JIM DOHERTY" <>
> > Did JD MacDonald ever write any novels with real PIs
> > (as opposed to
> > pseudo-PI Travis McGee)?

> If memory serves correctly (and if it doesn't, I'm
> sure others here will correct me), JDM's 1963 novel,
> THE DROWNER, also features an insurance detective as
> its protagonist. This novel was adapted for TV as a
> presentation of the anthology series KRAFT SUSPENSE

In THE DROWNER a woman hires Miami PI Paul Stanial to investigate the death of her sister, who drowned while swimming alone in a lake. It's interesting that JDM's next book was "THE DEEP BLUE GOOD-BY", which introduces Travis McGee.


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