The Quick Red Fox
First edition cover
|Author||John D. MacDonald|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||A Purple Place for Dying|
|Followed by||A Deadly Shade of Gold|
The Quick Red Fox (1964) is the fourth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In it, McGee is hired to aid a fictitious Hollywood star named Lysa Dean who is being blackmailed with revealing photographs.
A note for future expansion of this article: In Chapter 6, McGee is thinking "Not necessarily Helo'ise and Abelard, Romeo and Miss Capulet, or even Nappi and Joe. But just a crumb of some kind of love there, lad." Nappi and Joe is a reference to Napoleon and Josephine, popular romantic figures at the time, and there was a silent movie with that title, directed by Alexander Butler, in 1924.
- Merril, Hugh (2000). The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. MacDonald. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur. ISBN 978-0-312-20905-6.
- Geherin, David (1982). John D. MacDonald. F. Ungar Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-8044-2232-1.
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