A Travis McGee mystery. McGee is a salvage expert and boat bum, not a social worker, but he has fond memories of Helena Pearson. Besides, he can't return her cheque and turn down the request that came with it, because by the time he got them, Helena was already dead.A Travis McGee mystery. McGee is a salvage expert and boat bum, not a social worker, but he has fond memories of Helena Pearson. Besides, he can't return her cheque and turn down the request that came with it, because by the time he got them, Helena was already dead.Read Less
Fair. Size: b-5501; 1968 Fawcett. Creases on covers. Tear on spine. Pages are clean and binding is good. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. Quick response.
Good+ in Good dust jacket. 0397009534. Tight square book with mild edgewear to brown boards, pg edges have are sprinked with some foxing and a few small spots, internally clean and free of marks on the textblock, DJ in mylar open tears (small0 at corners scuffing top front face creasing and wearaway at the spine edges sun fade to spine front of DJ red lettering of title is true cover featrues a series of negatives in strips Has the required! St editionpoints 373 date code front innner flap top right, price 5.95 at base of front flap, not (obviously) price clipped doesn't state edition on copyright page and there is no HB6E code on the last page; 1.2 x 8 x 5.6 Inches; 276 pages; 2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Darren McGavin"...a master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer."--MARY HIGGINS CLARK"...a dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character."--SUE GRAFTON* All of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels are available from Random House AudioBooks*Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful...indisputably rich. incredibly wanton...the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place....
First printing of this edition, and first American edition in hardcover. INSCRIBED in the year of publication on the front endpaper to Denver Post book editor Clarus Backus: "For Clair and Earlene / Thank you for one of those very good, very rare evenings / John D. MacDonald / 14 July '73." Laid in is a sheet of Denver Post stationery, a clipped article from The Denver Post by Ms. Backus about MacDonald's death, and a glossy Doubleday review photo from 1968, for the book "Three for McGee." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Bookplate of noted collector Duke Collier on the front pastedown. Jacket is lightly rubbed at the extremities, with a touch of the usual fading on the spine. A very nice and extremely scarce presentation copy of a key Travis McGee title.
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