The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox by John Dunn MacDonald

Purchased 81 times

See more Hard Detective



DOWNLOAD E-BOOK

MacDonald apparently loathes the Hollywood scene, and he creates some characters to show us why. (A couple of times during the series Travis reels off a list of things he has no use for, and "actresses" are included.) There`s a new character being added to McGee`s Regulars, a photography wizard named Gabe Marchman who will be lending his expertise when Travis needs it. It was every celebrity`s worst nightmare - a blackmailer in possession of sensationally obscene pictures. So, Foxy redhaired movie star Lysa Dean sent her secretary to pursuade a reluctant McGee to solve her little problem. Accompanied by the frosty secretary, who was rapidly thawing in Travis`s manly presence, they chase after clues in Big Sur, a New York ski resort, Hollywood, and Las Vegas. We are given some amusing observations about all these locales and their denizens.

159 pages, published in
John Dunn MacDonald

A book by John Dunn MacDonald

John Dunn MacDonald ( John D.

MacDonald , John Dann McDonald) USA, 24.7.1916 - 28.12.1986 One of the most prominent names in American detective literature. John MacDonald did not work in the classic direction of the detective genre, most of his works are closer to the "cool" style. Significant and important is his contribution to the development of the genre, the problems he touched upon and the creation of "the last great heroic character of the twentieth century." Born July 24, 1916 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for Savage Arms.

The family then moved to Utica, New York in 1926 when his father was made treasurer of the Savage Arms Corporation. In 1934, the family sent John to Europe for several weeks, and this formed a love of travel and a passion for photography for life. After the trip, MacDonald entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, but was expelled in the 2nd year for academic failure. For a while he was a laborer in New York, and then entered the University of Syracuse. There he met Dorothy Prentiss and they were married in 1937. Graduated from university in 1938 and from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1939. John later skillfully used his knowledge of business and economics in many of his novels to describe financial scams. In 1940, MacDonald was enlisted as a senior lieutenant in the Army Munitions Corps. During World War II, he served at the Center for Strategic Studies (later the CIA) in the China-Myanmar-India war zone. He finished his service in September 1945 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. While on duty. begins writing sports, adventure, science and fantasy stories. MacDonald`s literary career began by accident. In 1945, during his military service, when he wrote a story and sent it home to his wife. Writing took a tremendous amount of effort from him, since everything written had to be checked by military censors. The wife first submitted the story to Esquire magazine, where it was rejected, and then to Story magazine. The story was accepted for a fee of $ 25.00. However, MacDonald found out about this only after he returned home. After leaving the service, he spent the next four months writing short stories, some up to 800,000 words, working 14 hours a day, seven days a week. This job only got him rejected hundreds of times, but in the fifth month he managed to get $ 40 by selling his works to the magazine "Dime Detective". In 1950, the young publishing firm Fawcett / Gold Medal published the author`s first novel, The Brass Cupcake. In the 60s, when competition in the book market intensified, the same company turned to MacDonald with a proposal to write works with some serial character. This is how MacDonald`s favorite character appeared - Travis McGee, the hero of his 21 novels. The first of them - "The Deep Blue Good-by" is named by analogy with "The Long Goodbye" (The Long Goodbye, 1953) by Raymond Chandler. The series of novels about McGee was also called the "color series", since the writer used a certain color in the title of the next work. The Deep Blue Good-By (1964), Nightmare in Pink (1964), Dress Her in Indigo (1969) and etc. There was never black in the titles of MacDonald`s works, and there has long been a theory among the writer`s fans that this color will be used for the last novel about Travis. But the last book in the series was The Lonely Silver Rain, published in 1985, leaving the outline for another McGee book. Similar to Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald , the novels of John MacDonald are not just detective stories, but deep studies of different aspects of human life. They examine the ethical, racial, political and cultural aspects of human relationships. The writer is known as the author of the most significant works that revealed the destructive power of political careerism and corruption. D.

MacDonald also wrote realistic works and various studies, from criminal to stories from the life of animals, in total he wrote about 78 novels and more than 500 short stories. Some stories were published under pseudonyms - John Lane, Peter Reed, John Wade Farrell, Scott O`Hara, Henry Rieser, Robert Henry. He loved cats and they constantly lived at his home. His novel "The End of the Night", which many critics consider the best in the work of the author, has a dedication "To Roger and Geoffrey, who left their marks on the manuscript." Roger and Jffrey are MacDonald`s cats who loved to roll around on manuscripts. Stephen King stated in Faces of Fear: “John D.

MacDonald wrote a novel called The End of the Night (1960), which I would say is one of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century. It ranks alongside Death of a Salesman and American Tragedy.

" Popular mystical writer Dean Koontz admitted in an interview with Bookreporter.com that MacDonald "is (his) favorite writer of all time ...

I`ve read everything he wrote four or five times." So Spillane could not resist and said about one of MacDonald`s books: “I wish I could write this! Most modern Florida mystery writers recognize MacDonald`s influence: Randy Wayne White, James Hall, Les Standiford, Jonathan King, Tim Dorsey, to name just a few. Matthew Scudder, the hero of Lawrence Block, is very similar to Travis McGee. On December 28, 1986, the writer died in a hospital in Milwaukee, unable to cope with the consequences of a bypass operation on his heart. For his literary activity, D.

MacDonald was honored with the "Grand Prix of Police Literature" (France), "Grand Master" of the American Association of Detective Writers, Benjamin Franklin Award and "American Book Award". Since 1978, literary conferences dedicated to the memory of the writer have been held. D.

McDonald`s fans site - http://www.jdmhomepage.org/jdmhomepage.org/index.html. © Detective. Declaration of love , Wiki>, Wikipedia , Kirjasto , Interview whit JDM , IMDb .  Bibliography Series Travis McGee - Travis McGee 1964 - 1.

The Deep Blue Good-By - Parting in blue (Long blue goodbye, Farewell in the depths) 1964 - 2.

Nightmare in Pink - Nightmare in pink (Nightmare in pink) 1964 - 3.

A Purple Place for Dying - Death in a purple edge (Death in a purple paradise) 1964 - 4.

The Quick Red Fox - Nimble red fox (Sekslovushka; Fast red fox; Dexterous red fox) 1965 - 5.

A Deadly Shade of Gold - Deadly glitter of gold (Deadly shadow of gold; Death the color of gold) 1965 - 6.

Bright Orange for the Shroud - Orange for the shroud 1966 - 7.

Darker Than Amber - Darker than amber (Darker than amber; Dark amber) 1966 - 8.

One Fearful Yellow Eye - Fearful yellow eye (Eyes with yellowness) 1968 - 9.

Pale Gray for Guilt - Pale gray skin of the guilty (Pale gray skin of the guilty; Dull face of guilt; Exhausted by guilt) 1968 - 10.

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper - Revenge in brown paper (Woman in brown paper) 1969 - 11.

Dress Her in Indigo - I will dress her in indigo (Dress her in indigo; Dress her in indigo) 1970 - 12.

The Long Lavender Look - Long violet look 1971 - 13.

A Tan and Sandy Silence - Silence of golden sands (Silence of yellow sand) 1973 - 14.

The Scarlet Ruse 1973 - 15.

The Turquoise Lament - Turquoise funeral (Travis McGee; Turquoise sobs) 1974 - 16.

The Dreadful Lemon Sky 1978 - 17.

The Empty Copper Sea 1979 - 18.

The Green Ripper 1981 - 19.

Free Fall in Crimson - Free Fall in Crimson 1982 - 20.

Cinnamon Skin - Brown Leather 1984 - 21.

The Lonely Silver Rain - Lonely Silver Rain 1982 - Travis McGee Omnibus: Quick Red Fox, Deadly Shade of Gold and Bright Orange for the Shroud (omnibus) Novels 1950 - The Brass Cupcake - Copper Cake 1951 - Murder for the Bride 1951 - Judge Me Not - Don`t Judge Me 1951 - Weep for Me 1951 - Planet of the Dreamers (aka Wine of the Dreamers) - Wine of Dreams 1952 - The Damned - Doomed 1952 - Ballroom of the Skies - Ball in the Sky 1953 - Dead Low Tide 1953 - The Neon Jungle - The Neon Jungle 1953 - Cancel All Our Vows - Forget All Our Vows 1954 - Area of ​​Suspicion - Captured by Suspicion 1954 - All These Condemned - Fatal Dinner (All These Condemned) 1954 - Contrary Pleasure 1955 - A Bullet for Cinderella (aka On The Make) - Bullet for Cinderella (Briefly in hell ...) 1955 - Cry Hard, Cry Fast - Death at the end of the tunnel 1956 - April Evil - April evil (Murderous April) 1956 - Murder in the Wind (aka Hurricane) 1956 - You Live Once - You Live Once 1957 - Death Trap 1957 - The Price of Murder - The Price of Murder 1957 - The Empty Trap - Empty Trap 1957 - A Man of Affairs - Business Man 1958 - The Deceivers 1958 - Clemmie - Clemmie 1957 - The Executioners (aka Cape Fear) - Cape Fear ((Executioners) 1958 - The Soft Touch aka (Man-Trap) - Tiger Trail (Temptation) 1959 - Deadly Welcome - Invitation to Death (Meeting Death; Welcome - death awaits you!) 1959 - The Beach Girls - The Beach Girls 1959 - The Crossroads - The Crossroads 1959 - Please Write for Details - Please inquire 1960 - Slam the Big Door - Shut the Big Door 1960 - The End of the Night - The end of the darkness (Trap for the "wolf pack") 1960 - The Only Girl in the Game - Not a woman`s game (Easy profit; The only woman in the game; The only girl in the game) 1961 - Where Is Janice Gantry? - Where is Janice Gantry? 1961 - One Monday We Killed Them All - We Killed Them On Monday (Police Wife) 1962 - A Key to the Suite - Room Key 1962 - The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything - The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything else 1962 - A Flash of Green 1963 - I Could Go On Singing 1963 - On the Run - On the Run 1963 - The Drowner - Drowned Woman 1967 - The Last One Left - Survivor 1968 - No Deadly Drug 1977 - Condominium - Condominium 1984 - One More Sunday - Another Sunday 1986 - Barrier Island Omnibus 1973 - Dreadful Lemon Sky / House on the Left Bank / Herald of Doom (with Gordon Ashe, Velda Johnston) 1980 - Free Fall in Crimson / Nose for It / Seasons of Death (with Aaron Marc Stein and MK Wren) 1980 - Time and Tomorrow Collections 1956 - Border Town Girl (aka Five Star Fugitive, 1970) 1961 - The Good Old Stuff 1966 - End of the Tiger: And Other Stories 1971 - S * E * V * E * N 1978 - Other Times, Other Worlds 1984 - More Good Old Stuff 2010 - Death Quotient: And Other Stories 2 010 - Masters of Noir: Volume Three (with Lawrence Block, Ed McBain) Anthologies containing stories by John D MacDonald 1963 - Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1969 - Best SF: 1969 (aka The Year`s Best Science Fiction 3) 1970 - Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery Book 2 1979 - The Master`s Choice Book 2 1979 - Science Fiction of the Fifties 1981 - Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense 1983 - The Great SF Stories 10: 1948 1985 - A Treasury of American Horror Stories 1986 - Time Wars 1998 - Dangerous Vegetables Non-fiction 1965 - The House Guests 1968 - No Deadly Drug 1981 - Nothing Can Go Wrong (with Captain John H.

Kilpack) 1986 - A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D.

MacDonald 1967-1974 1987 - Reading for Survival Short stories They Let Me Live (1947) Dead to the World (aka: No Business for an Amateur, 1947) - This is not for amateurs. They Let Me Live (1947; also in "Good Old Stuff", 1982) - I Was Left Alive (Survivor) A Child Is Crying (1948) Ring Around the Redhead (1948) She Cannot Die (1948) A Time for Dying (1948) Amphiskios (1949) Murder in Mind (1949) Breathe No More (1950) Check Out at Dawn (1950) Dead on the Pin (1950) Death Writes the Answer (1950) From Some Hidden Grave (1950) Miranda ( 1950) Spectator Sport (1950) - Favorite Occupation A Trap for the Careless (1950) Five Star Fugitive (aka Border Town Gir) - A Case at the Mexican-American Border The White Fruit of Banaldar (1951) Murder for Money (1952) Noose for a Tigress (1952) Linda (1956) - Linda Hangover (1956) - Hangover Blurred View (1964) - Blackmail The Legend of Joe Lee (1964) - The Legend of Joe Lee The Annex (1968) Homicidal Hiccup (1979) Books about John D MacDonald Hugh Merrill . The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D.

MacDonald (2000)

The Quick Red Fox PDF

John Dunn MacDonald ( John D. MacDonald , John Dann McDonald) USA, 24.7.1916 - 28.12.1986 One of the most prominent names in American detective literature. John MacDonald did not work in the classic direction of the detective genre, most of his works are closer to the "cool" style. Significant and important is his contribution to the development of the genre, the problems he touched upon and the creation of "the last great heroic character of the twentieth century." Born July 24, 1916 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for Savage Arms. The family then moved to Utica, New York in 1926 when his father was made treasurer of the Savage Arms Corporation. In 1934, the family sent John to Europe for several weeks, and this formed a love of travel and a passion for photography for life. After the trip, MacDonald entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, but was expelled in the 2nd year for academic failure. For a while he was a laborer in New York, and then entered the University of Syracuse. There he met Dorothy Prentiss and they were married in 1937. Graduated from university in 1938 and from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1939. John later skillfully used his knowledge of business and economics in many of his novels to describe financial scams. In 1940, MacDonald was enlisted as a senior lieutenant in the Army Munitions Corps. During World War II, he served at the Center for Strategic Studies (later the CIA) in the China-Myanmar-India war zone. He finished his service in September 1945 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. While on duty. begins writing sports, adventure, science and fantasy stories. MacDonald`s literary career began by accident. In 1945, during his military service, when he wrote a story and sent it home to his wife. Writing took a tremendous amount of effort from him, since everything written had to be checked by military censors. The wife first submitted the story to Esquire magazine, where it was rejected, and then to Story magazine. The story was accepted for a fee of $ 25.00. However, MacDonald found out about this only after he returned home. After leaving the service, he spent the next four months writing short stories, some up to 800,000 words, working 14 hours a day, seven days a week. This job only got him rejected hundreds of times, but in the fifth month he managed to get $ 40 by selling his works to the magazine "Dime Detective". In 1950, the young publishing firm Fawcett / Gold Medal published the author`s first novel, The Brass Cupcake. In the 60s, when competition in the book market intensified, the same company turned to MacDonald with a proposal to write works with some serial character. This is how MacDonald`s favorite character appeared - Travis McGee, the hero of his 21 novels. The first of them - "The Deep Blue Good-by" is named by analogy with "The Long Goodbye" (The Long Goodbye, 1953) by Raymond Chandler. The series of novels about McGee was also called the "color series", since the writer used a certain color in the title of the next work. The Deep Blue Good-By (1964), Nightmare in Pink (1964), Dress Her in Indigo (1969) and etc. There was never black in the titles of MacDonald`s works, and there has long been a theory among the writer`s fans that this color will be used for the last novel about Travis. But the last book in the series was The Lonely Silver Rain, published in 1985, leaving the outline for another McGee book. Similar to Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald , the novels of John MacDonald are not just detective stories, but deep studies of different aspects of human life. They examine the ethical, racial, political and cultural aspects of human relationships. The writer is known as the author of the most significant works that revealed the destructive power of political careerism and corruption. D. MacDonald also wrote realistic works and various studies, from criminal to stories from the life of animals, in total he wrote about 78 novels and more than 500 short stories. Some stories were published under pseudonyms - John Lane, Peter Reed, John Wade Farrell, Scott O`Hara, Henry Rieser, Robert Henry. He loved cats and they constantly lived at his home. His novel "The End of the Night", which many critics consider the best in the work of the author, has a dedication "To Roger and Geoffrey, who left their marks on the manuscript." Roger and Jffrey are MacDonald`s cats who loved to roll around on manuscripts. Stephen King stated in Faces of Fear: “John D. MacDonald wrote a novel called The End of the Night (1960), which I would say is one of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century. It ranks alongside Death of a Salesman and American Tragedy. " Popular mystical writer Dean Koontz admitted in an interview with Bookreporter.com that MacDonald "is (his) favorite writer of all time ... I`ve read everything he wrote four or five times." So Spillane could not resist and said about one of MacDonald`s books: “I wish I could write this! Most modern Florida mystery writers recognize MacDonald`s influence: Randy Wayne White, James Hall, Les Standiford, Jonathan King, Tim Dorsey, to name just a few. Matthew Scudder, the hero of Lawrence Block, is very similar to Travis McGee. On December 28, 1986, the writer died in a hospital in Milwaukee, unable to cope with the consequences of a bypass operation on his heart. For his literary activity, D. MacDonald was honored with the "Grand Prix of Police Literature" (France), "Grand Master" of the American Association of Detective Writers, Benjamin Franklin Award and "American Book Award". Since 1978, literary conferences dedicated to the memory of the writer have been held. D. McDonald`s fans site - http://www.jdmhomepage.org/jdmhomepage.org/index.html. © Detective. Declaration of love , Wiki>, Wikipedia , Kirjasto , Interview whit JDM , IMDb .  Bibliography Series Travis McGee - Travis McGee 1964 - 1. The Deep Blue Good-By - Parting in blue (Long blue goodbye, Farewell in the depths) 1964 - 2. Nightmare in Pink - Nightmare in pink (Nightmare in pink) 1964 - 3. A Purple Place for Dying - Death in a purple edge (Death in a purple paradise) 1964 - 4. The Quick Red Fox - Nimble red fox (Sekslovushka; Fast red fox; Dexterous red fox) 1965 - 5. A Deadly Shade of Gold - Deadly glitter of gold (Deadly shadow of gold; Death the color of gold) 1965 - 6. Bright Orange for the Shroud - Orange for the shroud 1966 - 7. Darker Than Amber - Darker than amber (Darker than amber; Dark amber) 1966 - 8. One Fearful Yellow Eye - Fearful yellow eye (Eyes with yellowness) 1968 - 9. Pale Gray for Guilt - Pale gray skin of the guilty (Pale gray skin of the guilty; Dull face of guilt; Exhausted by guilt) 1968 - 10. The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper - Revenge in brown paper (Woman in brown paper) 1969 - 11. Dress Her in Indigo - I will dress her in indigo (Dress her in indigo; Dress her in indigo) 1970 - 12. The Long Lavender Look - Long violet look 1971 - 13. A Tan and Sandy Silence - Silence of golden sands (Silence of yellow sand) 1973 - 14. The Scarlet Ruse 1973 - 15. The Turquoise Lament - Turquoise funeral (Travis McGee; Turquoise sobs) 1974 - 16. The Dreadful Lemon Sky 1978 - 17. The Empty Copper Sea 1979 - 18. The Green Ripper 1981 - 19. Free Fall in Crimson - Free Fall in Crimson 1982 - 20. Cinnamon Skin - Brown Leather 1984 - 21. The Lonely Silver Rain - Lonely Silver Rain 1982 - Travis McGee Omnibus: Quick Red Fox, Deadly Shade of Gold and Bright Orange for the Shroud (omnibus) Novels 1950 - The Brass Cupcake - Copper Cake 1951 - Murder for the Bride 1951 - Judge Me Not - Don`t Judge Me 1951 - Weep for Me 1951 - Planet of the Dreamers (aka Wine of the Dreamers) - Wine of Dreams 1952 - The Damned - Doomed 1952 - Ballroom of the Skies - Ball in the Sky 1953 - Dead Low Tide 1953 - The Neon Jungle - The Neon Jungle 1953 - Cancel All Our Vows - Forget All Our Vows 1954 - Area of ​​Suspicion - Captured by Suspicion 1954 - All These Condemned - Fatal Dinner (All These Condemned) 1954 - Contrary Pleasure 1955 - A Bullet for Cinderella (aka On The Make) - Bullet for Cinderella (Briefly in hell ...) 1955 - Cry Hard, Cry Fast - Death at the end of the tunnel 1956 - April Evil - April evil (Murderous April) 1956 - Murder in the Wind (aka Hurricane) 1956 - You Live Once - You Live Once 1957 - Death Trap 1957 - The Price of Murder - The Price of Murder 1957 - The Empty Trap - Empty Trap 1957 - A Man of Affairs - Business Man 1958 - The Deceivers 1958 - Clemmie - Clemmie 1957 - The Executioners (aka Cape Fear) - Cape Fear ((Executioners) 1958 - The Soft Touch aka (Man-Trap) - Tiger Trail (Temptation) 1959 - Deadly Welcome - Invitation to Death (Meeting Death; Welcome - death awaits you!) 1959 - The Beach Girls - The Beach Girls 1959 - The Crossroads - The Crossroads 1959 - Please Write for Details - Please inquire 1960 - Slam the Big Door - Shut the Big Door 1960 - The End of the Night - The end of the darkness (Trap for the "wolf pack") 1960 - The Only Girl in the Game - Not a woman`s game (Easy profit; The only woman in the game; The only girl in the game) 1961 - Where Is Janice Gantry? - Where is Janice Gantry? 1961 - One Monday We Killed Them All - We Killed Them On Monday (Police Wife) 1962 - A Key to the Suite - Room Key 1962 - The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything - The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything else 1962 - A Flash of Green 1963 - I Could Go On Singing 1963 - On the Run - On the Run 1963 - The Drowner - Drowned Woman 1967 - The Last One Left - Survivor 1968 - No Deadly Drug 1977 - Condominium - Condominium 1984 - One More Sunday - Another Sunday 1986 - Barrier Island Omnibus 1973 - Dreadful Lemon Sky / House on the Left Bank / Herald of Doom (with Gordon Ashe, Velda Johnston) 1980 - Free Fall in Crimson / Nose for It / Seasons of Death (with Aaron Marc Stein and MK Wren) 1980 - Time and Tomorrow Collections 1956 - Border Town Girl (aka Five Star Fugitive, 1970) 1961 - The Good Old Stuff 1966 - End of the Tiger: And Other Stories 1971 - S * E * V * E * N 1978 - Other Times, Other Worlds 1984 - More Good Old Stuff 2010 - Death Quotient: And Other Stories 2 010 - Masters of Noir: Volume Three (with Lawrence Block, Ed McBain) Anthologies containing stories by John D MacDonald 1963 - Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales 1969 - Best SF: 1969 (aka The Year`s Best Science Fiction 3) 1970 - Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery Book 2 1979 - The Master`s Choice Book 2 1979 - Science Fiction of the Fifties 1981 - Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense 1983 - The Great SF Stories 10: 1948 1985 - A Treasury of American Horror Stories 1986 - Time Wars 1998 - Dangerous Vegetables Non-fiction 1965 - The House Guests 1968 - No Deadly Drug 1981 - Nothing Can Go Wrong (with Captain John H. Kilpack) 1986 - A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John D. MacDonald 1967-1974 1987 - Reading for Survival Short stories They Let Me Live (1947) Dead to the World (aka: No Business for an Amateur, 1947) - This is not for amateurs. They Let Me Live (1947; also in "Good Old Stuff", 1982) - I Was Left Alive (Survivor) A Child Is Crying (1948) Ring Around the Redhead (1948) She Cannot Die (1948) A Time for Dying (1948) Amphiskios (1949) Murder in Mind (1949) Breathe No More (1950) Check Out at Dawn (1950) Dead on the Pin (1950) Death Writes the Answer (1950) From Some Hidden Grave (1950) Miranda ( 1950) Spectator Sport (1950) - Favorite Occupation A Trap for the Careless (1950) Five Star Fugitive (aka Border Town Gir) - A Case at the Mexican-American Border The White Fruit of Banaldar (1951) Murder for Money (1952) Noose for a Tigress (1952) Linda (1956) - Linda Hangover (1956) - Hangover Blurred View (1964) - Blackmail The Legend of Joe Lee (1964) - The Legend of Joe Lee The Annex (1968) Homicidal Hiccup (1979) Books about John D MacDonald Hugh Merrill . The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. MacDonald (2000)