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0512 A Key to the Suite

December 20, 2013
0512 Key To The Suite, A 754
  • Title: A Key to the Suite
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1965
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: K1496
  • Cover Price: $0.40
  • Cover Artist: unknown

“One of the most exciting novels ever written by John D. MacDonald”. At first I was going to have some fun with this, because while Suite is a fine story, I would hardly call it “exciting”. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that MacDonald never really wrote exciting stories. Well crafted, certainly. Some first rate characters. Before-their-time musings on growth and pollution in Florida. Clever mysteries. Gripping suspense. But not really rip-roaring excitement, other than the denouement of The Green Ripper.

So maybe this is one of the exciting novels he ever wrote. Which ones do you think are more exciting?

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a US hardcover edition of A Key to the Suite, printed in 1991 by Random House under their Value Publishing imprint (ISBN-10 0517074400, ISBN-13 9780517074404). Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen any of the Value Publishing editions of JDM’s work?

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