The fragile-looking blonde was like a black widow spider feeding on her mate till he was broke and drained dry, a walking zombie stumbling aboard the celebrated houseboat The Busted Flush. And there lolls Travis McGee, that free-lance knight in slightly tarnished armor whose well-known nose for a dollar twitches at the money smell. This time the scent leads by some bizarre routes to a vicious nest of confidence artists and doublecrossers who inhabit some of those baleful parts of Florida the tourists never see…
The 6th novel in the Travis McGee.
Below, Gold Medal 12988-8 (1985), cover uncredited. It is signed but I can’t make out the name. Any ideas?
Title: Bright Orange For The Shroud
Author: John D MacDonald
Imprint & Number: Gold Medal 12988-8
Cover price: 3.50
Publication date: 1985
Cover artist: uncredited