A Deadly Shade of Gold

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A Deadly Shade of Gold
A Deadly Shade of Gold.jpg
First edition cover
AuthorJohn D. MacDonald
CountryUnited States
SeriesTravis McGee
PublishedFebruary 4, 1965[1]
PublisherFawcett Publications
Media typePrint (paperback)
Preceded byThe Quick Red Fox 
Followed byBright 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 statuette, and takes McGee from his home of Florida to Mexico and Los Angeles.


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  • Geherin, David (1982). John D. MacDonald. F. Ungar Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-8044-2232-1.
  1. ^ "Books Today". The New York Times: 28. February 4, 1965.