Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: A Hat
Date Finished: June 20, 2017
Follow the Clues step #39: from Coast to Beach
The various residents of a Florida marina interact and deal with an unsavory character or two with the usual MacDonald style. A precursor to the marina setting of the Travis McGee series, this one is a very enjoyable character study, with chapters told from the points-of-view of various characters. There isn’t much mystery, other than how it will all work out, but we’ll call it one, nevertheless. A lot of the standard MacDonald opinions come through, for example almost all emotional problems seem to be cured through a roll in the hay. His writing and plotting are still first-rate and make this an enjoyable summer read.