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The Dreadful Lemon Sky by  John D MacDonald - 1st Edition; 1st Printing - 1974 - from Mainly Books and Biblio.com

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The Dreadful Lemon Sky

by MacDonald, John D

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Lippincott. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1974. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0397010745 . Hardcover with dustjacket, variant edition with no number line and no additional printings on copyright page and no code on last page, a mild lean to the spine is the only flaw, the jacket is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, the original price (6.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; ; 228 pages .

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear . In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986. From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Bookseller: Mainly Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 047427
  • Title: The Dreadful Lemon Sky
  • Author: MacDonald, John D
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0397010745
  • ISBN 13: 9780397010745
  • Publisher: Lippincott
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: 0397010745
  • Bookseller catalogs: Mystery;


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