Bright Orange for the Shroud - John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

Bright Orange for the Shroud

By John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

  • Release Date: 1987-08-12
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
From 156 Ratings


From a beloved master of crime fiction, Bright Orange for the Shroud is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee is looking forward to a “slob summer,” spending his days as far away from danger as possible. But trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he hides. An old friend, conned out of his life savings by his ex-wife, has tracked him down and is desperate for help. To get the money back and earn his usual fee, McGee will have to penetrate the Everglades—and the mind of a violently twisted grifter.
“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
McGee has never seen a man so changed by one year of life. Arthur Wilkinson had been an amiable and decent young man looking to invest some of his considerable inheritance in a marina enterprise. Then a pretty blonde named Wilma Ferner showed up. She was soon Mrs. Wilkinson, and it took her only a year to leave Arthur bankrupt and broken.
But what starts out as a simple job turns into a dangerous situation when McGee comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted foe in the Florida swamps. Now Arthur’s fortune isn’t the only thing on the line: This job may mean McGee’s life.
Features a new Introduction by Lee Child


  • Hello again, Trav.

    By Rokin Robn
    What would Travis McGee think of me? Would he think I was an honest person, would he trust me? Travis McGee is the only fictional character that makes me want to measure up. On the other hand, he is often in big trouble, and it is a thrill to see him work his way out, always his skin in the game. No one writes better than John D. Read them all, and read them often.
  • Bright orange for the shroud

    By Mikal!Jerzik
    It has been many years since I have read this book in hard cover, but the feeling of satisfaction I get from a JDM novel never leaves me. He was a master.