The Turquoise Lament

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The Turquoise Lament
Original paperback cover
Author John D. MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Series Travis McGee
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date
Nov 1973
Media type Print
Pages 287
ISBN 0-397-00987-9
Preceded by The Scarlet Ruse
Followed by The Dreadful Lemon Sky

The Turquoise Lament (1973) is the fifteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. It focuses on McGee's involvement with an old acquaintance, Pidge, who believes her husband Howie Brindle is trying to kill her to acquire her considerable inheritance. It takes place primarily in Hawaii and other Pacific Rim islands, particularly American Samoa.


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