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The Long Lavender Look by  John D MACDONALD - First Edition - 1972 - from abookshop and Biblio.com

The Long Lavender Look

by MACDONALD, John D

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


Phila: Lippincott, 1972. Bound in purple and black boards, stamped in gold. With illustrated dust jacket. The first hardcover edition of this scarce Travis McGee title with code of 372 on to of the front flap of the jacket and the price of $5.50 bottom of flap. In great condition with just a hint of scuffing to edges. Previous owner's neat bookplate to ffep. A beautiful copy! 264 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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.




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