The title of the first book in the "Travis McGee" book series is "The Deep Blue Good-Bye." It was released in 1964 and covers the time period of July 24 through November of 1962. There are 21 novels in the "Travis McGee" series.
"The Deep Blue Good-By" introduces the fictional character Travis McGee, where he lives, and the type of man he is. He is not a police officer or a private investigator. He carries business cards that read Travis McGee: Salvage Consultant. The "Travis McGee" series was created by American mystery writer John D. MacDonald. The author wrote many crime and suspense novels.