Darker than Amber

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Darker than Amber
Darker than Amber-cover.jpg
First edition cover
Author John D. MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Series Travis McGee
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Fawcett Publications
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Preceded by Bright Orange for the Shroud
Followed by One Fearful Yellow Eye

Darker than Amber (1966) is the seventh novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. The plot begins when McGee and his close friend Meyer are fishing underneath a bridge and a young woman, bound and weighted, is thrown over the bridge. It was adapted into a 1970 film of the same name.


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