A Deadly Shade of Gold

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A Deadly Shade of Gold
A Deadly Shade of Gold.jpg
First edition cover
Author John D. MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Series Travis McGee
Genre Crime novel
Published 1965 (Fawcett Publications)
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-449-22442-7
OCLC 35854700
Preceded by The Quick Red Fox
Followed by Bright Orange for the Shroud

A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965) is the fifth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot revolves around a solid gold Aztec statute, and takes McGee from his home of Florida to Mexico and Los Angeles.


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