A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz.

Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D. MacDonald, the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGee novels.

On the coast of Florida, a working stiff is wrongfully accused of murdering his boss - and must outwit one of MacDonald's signature villains to save his life. A college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But when Andy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise - and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that's what it looks like, until the police rule it homicide - with the murder weapon belonging to Andy. The harpoon gun had been stolen out of Andy's garage, and the boss's wife makes the outrageous claim that she and Andy were having an affair. He's been set up. To clear his name, he'll have to find the real killer. But Andy soon discovers that he's up against more than a two-bit thief - he's been targeted by absolute evil, a monster with no compassion for his fellow man.


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Hardback Editions

February 1983 : USA Hardback

Title: Dead Low Tide (50 Classics of Crime Fiction, 1950-1975)
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-8240-4986-1 / 978-0-8240-4986-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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May 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-7091-4670-1 / 978-0-7091-4670-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide: A Novel
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-8129-8420-X / 978-0-8129-8420-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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October 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-449-13431-8 / 978-0-449-13431-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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February 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-449-12996-9 / 978-0-449-12996-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-449-14166-7 / 978-0-449-14166-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Gold Medal Books
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July 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 0-417-01730-8 / 978-0-417-01730-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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June 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dead Low Tide
Author(s): John D Macdonald
ISBN: 0-449-13901-8 / 978-0-449-13901-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Dead Low Tide: A Novel
Author(s): John D MacDonald
ISBN: 1-5012-5763-3 / 978-1-5012-5763-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead Low Tide: A Novel
Author(s): John D MacDonald
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead Low Tide: A Novel
Author(s): John D MacDonald
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Low Tide: A Novel
Author(s): John D MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
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