There is nothing like the Travis McGee series. It still makes me sad that MacDonald has passed away and there will be no more! These books are also great to listen to on audiobook.
An interesting book by another underrated, lost, and almost forgotten novelist. This one is murder mystery in the vein of Mary Roberts Rinehart, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. One of the Travis McGee novels all titled to include a hue from the color spectrum. While it is a bit slow to set the background for the plot, it gets interesting once a crime is perceived. McGee, something other than a professional detective, has the qualities of a Sam Spade, or Philip Marlowe, bedding down the best of the dames (although not all of themhe does pass on some), but always with a more polished prose. The author, always the sociological sexologist, is up to tune. Not a shabby read for a quiet evening or two.
Fun, but a bit dated in the cliched characters of tough guys and dames. The villain seems eerily familiar in the current day!
Travis McGee, he had done a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now she was dead and Travis found that Helena Pearson had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter Maurie kept trying to kill herself.