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Of favorite MacDonald novels I read ate in the night not wanting to put it down just as I had back "In Those Reading Under The "those reading under the with a flashlight days Unlike Soft Touch this one is not a classic noir We have the everyman protagonist who is seemingly set up by the femme fatale but this is a mystery that needs to be solved rather than a descent into noir fatalism at east from the protagonist s perspective Most of the other characters however do not fare so well Bit of a ove story in this one too but it seems organic rather than gratuitous and that elevates this one from the otherwise despairing depths DLT is a earlier classic John D novel one that has aged very nicely ike a fine wineIt is very clear that this book and author were Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) largely influential to numerous writers MacDonald was one of the pioneers of this genre and one of my personal favorites Written in 1953 Andy McClintock is an early version of Travis McGee without the boat Mary Eleanor is sort of Raymond Chandler evil character One of my favorite John D MacDonald novels It was tight interesting and the narrative moved Deadow tideIt is delightful to read and reread a book by an author who has command of the English A Ranchers Redemption language His characters are well crafted and his storyine is solid and his sense of place is right on This was another thrilling and compelling read from the reliable John DAs usual John D gives us defined and colorful characters in a Florida setting that he would come to use so often A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby later on in his Travis McGee series This book was particularly full of unexpected turns and twists While I paid close attention I did not predict such twistset alone solve the mystery John D kept me guessing until the very endThis book also hints at a ove story element which I found uite touching and one of my favorites of any that I ve read in John D s books John D is not a romance novelist far from it but the romance element in this book was perhaps the most touching of any that I ve read in his books thus far. F Andy’s garage and the boss’s wife makes the outrageous claim that she and Andy were having an affair He’s been set up To clear his name he’ll have to find the real killer But Andy soon discovers that he’s up against than a two bit thief he’s been targeted by absolute evil a monster with no compassion for his fellow Florida in the 195os I remember first reading MacDonald years ago in his Travis McGee novels also set in "Florida So W See A "So w see a that is rapidly disappearing in a time thetas similar to now but different in so many ways If you have read MacDonald before this is a good one to revisit If you have never read him you are in for a treat Published in 1953 Dead Low Tide is an early example of MacDonald s take on real estate developers whose and dredges inexorably alter coasts MacDonald also explores the nature of the sociopath here The antagonist of Dead Low Tide is a very spooky stone cold killer of a type echoed in several of the McGee novels especially A Tan and Sandy Silence Most of all Andy McClintock is uite the romantic errant knight beneath an indifferent surface Much as he and McGee might pretend otherwise McClintock cherishes women and justice This is one of John D MacDonald s earliest books 1953 and I think one of his better ones It is fairly short 160 pages but MacDonald was not one to pad his books out unnecessarily The storyline deals with a man who is falsely accused of murder and the ramifications of the murder and the reasons behind the killing a good uick read it is certainly recommendedJohn 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 Her Kind Of Cowboy life he was a truly empathetic man his friends family and colleagues found him to beoyal 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 His Pregnant Christmas Princess later part of hisife in Florida with his wife and son He died in 1986 This has always been one. Tock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company But when Andy tries to uit his boss offers him a promotion and a raise and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun At Through the Language Glass least that’s what itooks ike until the police rule it homicide with the murder weapon belonging to AndyThe harpoon gun had been stolen out ,

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An early gem from JDM one of my Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, late father s favorite writers To avoid spoilers Il just say that this short novel is expertly plotted and paced with plenty of surprises As an aside as much as I You Are Not A Gadget love the Travis McGee books his non series books seem to have aged better A few weeks have passed since I ve read vacations and such so I ve been neglectful of my GR reviewing duties Written in 1953 DLT is one MacDonald s stand alone not Travis McGee efforts As usual MacDonald takes everyday standard stuff the construction business real estate and turns it into a soup of jealousy booze sex and mayhem In this case Andy McClintock a hard working college boy sick of the New York scene and seeking to make a new start with a hard driving developer John Long whoately seems to have something
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on this mind something is John s wife Mary Eleanor Long a piece of sweet talking Alabama trash who scoots in to the company parking Sanctuary lot one night with her ready to go MG Andy s workingate and it s hot and sweaty in the office The two go for a drive and have a drink Mary Eleanor is so worried about John Could Andy find out what s wrong RightThings for Andy go downhill from there Like earlier JM readings these novels 50 plus years old now are still fresh I m fascinated with MacDonald s chronicle Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, lament for a fast changing Florida but also a fast changing nation Those changes especially among the younger and hipper bunch MacDonald views with a jaundiced eye and the Evil in this effort is dark indeed It s not some sort of conservativeiberal thing with MacDonald There s to it He senses "Something Dark In The American Heart That S Coming And "dark in the American heart that s coming and the surface Anyway it s a tight Friendfluence little novel though I thought was starting to drift into a bit too comfortable of an ending And then the hook What a pro MacDonald was There was aot about this novel that I One Part Woman loved MacDonald knows how to create characters that you care about I alsoiked the way he sets the novel in a place in this case the west coast of. Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D MacDonald the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGee novels On the coast of Florida a working stiff is wrongfully accused of murdering his boss and must outwit one of MacDonald’s signature villains to save his ifeA college graduate and amateur fisherman Andy McClin. Dead Low Tide


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    characters Dead Low Tide read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review Published in 1953 “Dead Low Tide” is an early example of MacDonald's take on real estate developers whose draglines and dredges inexorably alter Florida coasts MacDonald also explores the nature of the sociopath here The antagonist of “Dead Low Tide” is a very spooky stone cold killer of a type echoed in several of the McGee novels especially “A Tan and Sandy Silence” Most of all Andy McClintock is

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    [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) An early gem from JDM one of my late father's favorite writers To avoid spoilers I'll just say that this short novel is expertly plotted and pac

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    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) One of my favorite John D MacDonald novels It was tight interesting and the narrative moved

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    John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald characters Dead Low Tide This has always been one of my favorite MacDonald novels I read late in the night not wanting to put it down just as I had back in those reading under the covers with a flashlight days Unlike Soft Touch this one is

  5. says: [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide)

    [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) A few weeks have passed since I've read vacations and such so I've been neglectful of my GR reviewing duties Written in 1953 DLT is one MacDonald's stand alone not Travis McGee efforts As usual MacDonald takes everyday standard stuff the construction business real estate and turns it into a soup of jealousy booze sex and

  6. says: characters Dead Low Tide read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review

    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) Dead low tideIt is delightful to read and reread a book by an author who has command of the English language His characters are well crafted and his story line is solid and his sense of place is right on

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    read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review DLT is a earlier classic John D novel one that has aged very nicely like a fine wineIt is very clear that this book and author were largely influential to numerous writers MacDonald was one of the pioneers of this genre and one of my personal favorites

  8. says: characters Dead Low Tide John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review read & download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ John D. MacDonald

    [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) There was a lot about this novel that I loved MacDonald knows how to create characters that you care about I also liked the way he sets the novel in a place in this case the west coast of Florida in the 195os I remember first reading MacDonald years ago in his Travis McGee novels also set in Florida So w see a Florida that is rapidly disappearing in a time thetas similar to now but different in so many ways If you have read MacDon

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    characters Dead Low Tide John D. MacDonald ✓ 6 review [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) This was another thrilling and compelling read from the reliable John DAs usual John D gives us defined and colorful characters in a Florida setting that he would come to use so often later on in his Travis McGee series This book was particularly full of unexpected turns and twists While I paid close attention I did not predict such twists let alone solve the mystery John D kept me guessing until the very endThis book

  10. says: [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide)

    [E–pub Free] (Dead Low Tide) Written in 1953 Andy McClintock is an early version of Travis McGee without the boat Mary Eleanor is sort of Raymond Chandler evil character

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