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0022 The Dreadful Lemon Sky

June 7, 2011

  • Title: The Dreadful Lemon Sky
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1975
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: Q3285
  • Cover Price: $1.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis


This was the Big One. John D MacDonald’s first best seller. This one put him on the map. The book was so popular that Fawcett redesigned every other JDM book in print to promote Lemon, each with the same Seventies-looking font for his name.

Robert McGinnis again. Not his best effort ever, but probably one his best known.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am the German version of The Dreadful Lemon Sky, titled Der Tod wirft gelbe Schatten (Death Casts a Yellow Shadow), printed in 1978 by Heyne as Heyne-Buch 5458.

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