Order of Travis McGee Books
Travis McGee is a creation of prolific American novelist John D. MacDonald. McGee is not a cop or a private investigator, but rather a professional salvage consultant who finds other people’s property when he runs low on spare cash. He considers himself a beach bum and lives on a houseboat in Fort Lauderdale.
The Travis McGee series was started in 1964 with The Deep Blue Good-by and spanned 21 novels up until The Lonely Silver Rain in 1985. A theme of the novels is that each book has a colour in the title. The series ended due to MacDonald’s death, preventing any finality to the series. Below is the order in which the Travis McGee books were released (also the chronological order):
Publication Order of Travis McGee Books
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Travis McGee Synopses: The Deep Blue Good-by is the introduction of the Travis McGee character, created by John D. MacDonald. Travis McGee has good intentions, even if he isn’t perfect.
In the third book of the Travis McGee series, A Purple Place for Dying, Travis becomes a witness to the death of a wife who is trying to gain ownership of her husband’s estate.