Sunday, July 24, 2016
A Deadly Shade of Gold, by John D. MacDonald (Fawcett Gold Medal, 1975). Illustration by Robert McGinnis.
If you’ve checked in recently on my other blog, Killer Covers, you know that I’ve been running a two-week-long series of posts there showcasing the vintage fronts from John D. MacDonald novels. That series ends today—but in a big way. With this being the 100th anniversary of MacDonald’s birth, I have put together a gallery of 76 book covers, taken not only from his 21 Travis McGee novels, but also from the twice as many standalones he penned over his almost 40-year career. Artists represented in this collection range from Robert McGinnis and Ron Lesser to Mitchell Hooks, Victor Kalin, and Owen Kampen. Click here to see the full display.
READ MORE: “John D. MacDonald’s 100th Birthday Celebration” and “John D. and Me: John Jakes—the Finale” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune); “Born 100 Years Ago, Mystery Writer John D. Macdonald Foresaw the Risks Facing Florida’s Beauty,” by Craig Pittman (Tampa Bay Times); “The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes: A Century of John D. MacDonald,” by Bob Byrne (Black Gate).