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0405 Een licht oranje doodskleed

February 27, 2013
0405 Bright Orange for the Shroud 168
  • Title: Een licht oranje doodskleed
  • English Title: A Light Orange Shroud
  • Canon: Bright Orange for the Shroud
  • Language: Dutch
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1981
  • Publisher: Bruna
  • Collection: Zwarte Beertjes
  • Collection #: 1978
  • ISBN-10: 9022919781
  • ISBN-13: 9789022919781
  • Cover Artist: Photo

Whaddya know? There does exist a photo cover that actually depicts a scene from the story! And what a story it is. I have no clue how well the story translates into Dutch — my daughter is the only person I know who can read Dutch — but I’ve always thought that the English version was the very best Travis McGee tale of them all. Mr. MacDonald really knew how to create and describe the sordid doings of a small town in Florida. If you don’t believe me, read Lavender, or Brown, or A Flash of Green, or Where is Janice Gantry?, or Deadly Welcome.

Fun fact: Several sources say this was printed in Belgium, but Bruna is in Utrecht, and Utrecht is in the Netherlands.

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