"The Deep Blue Goodbye" (Was: Re: RARA-AVIS: Gold Medal question)

From: Brian Thornton ( tieresias@worldnet.att.net)
Date: 09 Aug 2002

At 08:46 PM 8/4/02 +0100, you wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "JIM DOHERTY" < jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com>
> > > 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

I'm a big fan of McGee. I *loved* "The Deep Blue Goodbye". Who else is a McGee fan? I confess I haven't read all the McGee novels. What are your favorites? I thought "The Scarlet Ruse" was superb as well.


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