The Green Ripper

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The Green Ripper
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First edition hardcover
Author John D. MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Series Travis McGee
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Fawcett Publications
Publication date
1979
Media type Print (Paperback)
Preceded by The Empty Copper Sea
Followed by Free Fall in Crimson

The Green Ripper (1979) is a mystery novel by John D. McDonald, the eighteenth of 21 in the Travis McGee series. It won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery.[1]

The plot is centered on revenge against a secretive, terrorist cult that is responsible for killing McGee's lover Gretel. The title is a word play on the name of the Grim Reaper. McGee's friend, Meyer, an economist, features prominently in the novel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Book Awards – 1980". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-08. (With essay by Glen David Gold from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
  • 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.