I liked McGee in NY City. He fits in anywhere and takes no shit from anyone. When I finished "Nightmare in Pink" I had to learn more about author John D MacDonald. A simple search led me to "JDM HOMEPAGE A website devoted to John D. MacDonald," which can be found at.http://www.jdmhomepage.org/. I just read his NY Times obituary. It's good to know something about the author when you read a book because some of the themes are dated. Many of the themes are dated in McDonald's books are, but that is because the books were originally published in the 1960s-1980s. It doesn't matter that his story started in 1964. It could have been 1954 or 1984. His writing does not rely on cliche and slang, so it does not pin itself to an era. I am enjoying the books and going on to the next in the series.
John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.