The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. Macdonald by John D. MacDonald

Author of more than 70 books during his career, John D. MacDonald is best known for his hardboiled crime series featuring Travis McGhee.

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The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. Macdonald by John D. MacDonald


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.90 x 9.57 x 6.43
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur; (October 2000)
  • ISBN: 0312209053

    Reader Reviews
    good sketch of macdonald, but he deserves more than a sketch, May 11, 2003 Reviewer: claire quilty from here and there As a longtime fan of the Travis McGee novels, I was eager to learn more about the writer who created him. "The Red Hot Typewriter" gives a brief glimpse of the man but doesn't go into enough detail. There's not a very strong sense of chronology, particularly with the McGee series, and the details that are there are cut short just when they were getting interesting. "Red Hot" contains just enough odd facts to make it worthwhile -- MacDonald's strange battle of wills with American Express, the origin of Travis as Dallas McGee (changed shortly after the Kennedy assassination), a strange sad feud between John D. and a close friend, and the conception of Meyer -- but a better, richer and more complete bio of MacDonald should (hopefully) appear soon.

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