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The Dreadful Lemon Sky von John D. MacDonald
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The Dreadful Lemon Sky (Original 1974; 1987. Auflage)

von John D. MacDonald (Autor)

Reihen: Travis McGee (16)

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"The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Travis 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 heads for the seamier side of Florida--where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption are easy to find--but murderous riddles are hard to solve....… (mehr)
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  18cran | Aug 14, 2021 |
Another good thriller by the great John D. McDonald. This was not up to his usual standards but still a good story. I'll give it 3.5. As always I will continue to read a all of McDonald's books. He is the author who showed everyone else how to make pulp adventures into solid novels. ( )
  ikeman100 | May 13, 2020 |
While Trav doesn't salvage anything on the sense of most of his adventures he gets Tangled with an unsavory group and to many girls die. The premise is clever and the convolutions interesting. Changes in legal attitudes towards marijuana make the crime seem less plausible but the was plenty of smuggling across the shores of Florida for a very long time. If you enjoy the adventures of Travis McGee you should enjoy this. ( )
  waldhaus1 | Feb 27, 2020 |
This is an unremittingly dark and cynical look at life in modern (at least in MacDonald's time) Florida, where money is king, legal boundaries are just suggestions, and people have little hesitation to act out their darkest wishes. And I'm not talking about McGee himself. He is behaving better than average in this book, although his presence is still quite deadly. Two women he refuses to sleep with wind up dead pretty quickly. Other people die in odd, sometimes gruesome ways, or sometimes just for the hell of it. There's still five pages left - why not kill off someone else? Here, McGee and Meyer travel up the Florida Atlantic Coast in the Busted Flush to investigate the death of another of McGee's one night stands, a woman who only a couple of days previously came to the Busted Flush at 4 AM to drop off a large amount of money for safekeeping. Why the urgency? She wouldn't say. But she did want to sleep with McGee again. However, wary of some sort of trap, he refused. Or maybe it was because although she was only 30 and it had been six years since he had seen her, she now looked like she was 40. There is really no getting into McGee's mind. Luckily, Meyer is along for the ride and he proves invaluable in helping to sort out a very tangled web. It is a satisfying read along the way, because there is an ample amount of mystery to go along with McGee's and MacDonald's preaching. After finishing it, however, the plot seems a bit cartoonish. Of course, McGee does find a woman to sleep with during the course of the book, giving us a chance to read more than one of MacDonald's incredibly badly written sex scenes. He was a much better writer when describing boats or how development was ravaging Florida. Seeing blurbs on the cover calling him "the best novelist in America" is enough to make me laugh--or wonder about the state of 1970s American fiction. ( )
  datrappert | Sep 2, 2018 |
Another excellent addition to the Travis McGee series. In The Dreadful Lemon Sky McGee is given a large amount of money by a seemingly desperate old acquaintance with instructions to pass it on to her sister should she be killed. Shortly thereafter she is and McGee takes on board the job of investigating her death.

It's on of the best plots so far of the series, multiple layers of scheming and motives.

Ending was good and wound up all the plot threads. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | May 25, 2017 |
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John D. MacDonaldHauptautoralle Ausgabenberechnet
Child, LeeEinführungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Hiassen, CarlEinführungCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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Life is not a spectacle or a feast: it is a predicament.
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I was in deep sleep, alone aboard my houseboat, alone in the half acre of bed, alone in a sweaty dream of chase, fear, and monstrous predators.
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I did not think I could placidly endure another gleaming salesman tell me that I had to have quadrophony sound, coming at me from all directions. I have never felt any urge to stand in the middle of a group of musicians. They belong over there, damn it, and I belong over here, listening to what they are doing over there. Music that enfolds you, coming from some undetectable set of sources, is gimmicky, unreal and eminently forgettable.
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"The professional's professional of suspense writers." THE NEW YORK TIMES Travis 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 heads for the seamier side of Florida--where drug dealing, twisted sex, and corruption are easy to find--but murderous riddles are hard to solve....

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