A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307827275
ISBN 13: 9780307827272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Purple Place for Dying Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dying is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments while he’s still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and he has to work. This time McGee’s lured out West to a strangely secretive meeting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets. “John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman Mona is in love with a poor, young college professor and married to a wealthy man whom she is convinced is stealing from her trust fund. So she does what any self-respecting girl would do: She hires someone to steal her money back so she can run away with the love of her life. Travis isn’t sure he wants to help out until he sees Mona getting shot and killed out on the cliffs near her cabin. Now he’s a lead suspect in a plot to help her escape, and to clear his name, he needs to get to the bottom of things. But the murders just keep mounting, and for Travis, even working with Mona’s husband doesn’t seem to help matters. Will he be able to uncover the complex plot in time to save his own skin? Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 0812983939
ISBN 13: 9780812983937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Purple Place for Dying Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dying is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments while he’s still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and he has to work. This time McGee’s lured out West to a strangely secretive meeting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets. “John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman Mona is in love with a poor, young college professor and married to a wealthy man whom she is convinced is stealing from her trust fund. So she does what any self-respecting girl would do: She hires someone to steal her money back so she can run away with the love of her life. Travis isn’t sure he wants to help out until he sees Mona getting shot and killed out on the cliffs near her cabin. Now he’s a lead suspect in a plot to help her escape, and to clear his name, he needs to get to the bottom of things. But the murders just keep mounting, and for Travis, even working with Mona’s husband doesn’t seem to help matters. Will he be able to uncover the complex plot in time to save his own skin? Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0449224384
ISBN 13: 9780449224380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Purple Place for Dying Book Review:

While on vacation in the Southwest, Travis McGee reluctantly agrees to help Mona Yeoman retrieve her estate from a wayward husband, only to become an eyewitness to her sudden death. Reissue.

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Greenwich, Conn. : Fawcett Publications
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1840034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Purple Place for Dying Book Review:

Travis McGee sets out to find the killer of his almost-client, a woman who claimed her husband wanted her inheritance.

The Deep Blue Good By

The Deep Blue Good By
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0812983920
ISBN 13: 9780812983920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deep Blue Good By Book Review:

He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half....

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780156028356
ISBN 13: 0156028352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby
Publsiher: Knopf Group E-Books
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2008-03-06
ISBN 10: 0307454835
ISBN 13: 9780307454836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Book Review:

A celebration of the liberating power of consciousness—a triumphant book that lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him. Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This book is a lasting testament to his life.

The Dying Place

The Dying Place
Author: David A. Maurer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2004-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780974361857
ISBN 13: 0974361852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dying Place Book Review:

This moving account of a soldier's life during the "secret war" has enough battles and bullets to entertain the action enthusiast but also deals with larger issues of religion, morality and war, in a new way. A complex and thought-provoking book. The author, once a One-Zero for RT Louisiana during the Vietnam War, has included many of his real life experiences as the basis for this book.

The Ultimate Team

The Ultimate Team
Author: Tricia Owens
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-03-25
ISBN 10: 9781511439374
ISBN 13: 1511439378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Team Book Review:

With his team battered and broken, Lieutenant Black of the JCPD is forced to incorporate yet another psypath into the ranks, this time the beautiful prescient named Parker. But Parker is more than a new teammate, he's an important link to the past Black has been working so diligently to erase, and he's the first man who has ever claimed to love him. Black isn't happy to have him for a variety of reasons, but he needs JC2 up and running before the next threat hits. As far as Calyx Starr is concerned, Fate is conspiring against his love life. Laid up because of Parker's deception, Calyx just wants to get back to the business of seducing Black. He's convinced JC2's sexy young leader is on the verge of falling for him, but now that Parker is on the team, Calyx's hands are full dealing with jealousy and misunderstandings. When a revenge plan is hatched against Black, the men of JC2 face their biggest challenge yet, but how can they band together to defend their leader when they can't come together as a team?

Dragonkeeper

Dragonkeeper
Author: Carole Wilkinson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-05-13
ISBN 10: 0330543105
ISBN 13: 9780330543101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragonkeeper Book Review:

'The most captivating children’s book I’ve seen so far this year,' Amanda Craig, The Times Ping is a slave in a little-used royal palace on the edge of the Emperor’s kingdom. Her tyrannic master is a cruel drunk who neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonkeeper and under his watch the Emperor’s dragons have dwindled from a magnificent dozen to a miserable two. When one dragon dies, only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate seems sealed – until Ping comes to his rescue in a moment of startling bravery that reveals her destiny as a Dragonkeeper. Pursued by the Emperor’s forces and an evil dragon hunter, Ping, Danzi, and a rat called Hua, set off on a remarkable journey across the kingdom. Bound for the Ocean, they carry a mesmerising, beautiful dragon stone that must be protected at any cost. Surviving dangers of all kinds – a shape-shifting necromancer, and a ritual sacrifice among them – the trio finally arrive at Ocean, Danzi’s final place of rest. But as her dragon-friend leaves Ping forever, the dragon stone reveals its spectacular secret...

Dumpster Dying

Dumpster Dying
Author: Lesley A. Diehl
Publsiher: Oak Tree Press of Taylorville, IL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9781610090063
ISBN 13: 1610090063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dumpster Dying Book Review:

Emily Rhodes came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to fall head first onto a dead body in a dumpster. Ah, the golden years of retirement in the sunshine state. They're more like pot metal to Emily Rhodes, who discovers the body of the county's wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of the murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner's death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home, and flees wild fires -- hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer. About the Author: Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida-cowboys, scrub palmetto, and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office. In her words, "I come to the "Big Lake" to write, hang out in cowboy bars, and immerse myself in the Florida that used to be. No beaches, no bikinis, no sand. Just cows, horses, and gators."

Delirium

Delirium
Author: James Wharton
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 9781496069030
ISBN 13: 149606903X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delirium Book Review:

Good looks, a great job and a cool car--Jack Keeler has it all. He's even found the perfect girl, the soul mate he always dreamed of. But Jack's world is not what it seems, and the reality he thought he knew is only an illusion. He suddenly finds himself in a totally different world, one filled with deceit and death.As Jack realizes he is a man living in two worlds, his life begins to unravel. He struggles to separate the world of reality from the world of illusion, but is horrified to find the world in which he lived and the world in which he now finds himself offer only one choice--certain death!Set against the vibrant backdrop of present day Chicago, a small Indiana town, and the South Pacific in World War Two, Delirium is a haunting love story spanning time and continents. Its compelling and all too human characters jump off the page to join the reader in the mystery, action and romance.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate
Author: Anna Reilly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN 10: 9781544816975
ISBN 13: 1544816979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twist of Fate Book Review:

Alyson Fisher can't stop living in the past. She is certain a vital part of her died when her husband, Joe, was killed in a tragic car accident two years ago. She can't find the will to move on and is becoming increasingly reclusive. Her family and friends have been suffocating her with their good intentions and matchmaking ploys. A few months ago she made the bold decision to move across the country, far away from them and all reminders of her past with Joe. She is desperate for a fresh start but when she finds herself injured and alone in the middle of a deadly storm, she realizes that it might be too late. John Smith can't remember his past; even his present is muddled at times. He has a sense that he is running from something so he keeps moving from town to town, rarely settling down for longer than a few months. People make him nervous so he avoids human contact as much as possible. He has no identity, no home, no past, and often it seems, no future. He definitely has no hope. A chance encounter between Alyson and John changes the course of both their lives. As they forge a tentative friendship, they can't help but wonder if his past will reveal some horrible secret to threaten the tenuous progress they've made.

Cabin Fever Illustrated

Cabin Fever Illustrated
Author: B M Bower
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798700080828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Fever Illustrated Book Review:

There is a certain malady of the mind induced by too much of one thing. Just as the body fed too long upon meat becomes a prey to that horrid disease called scurvy, so the mind fed too long upon monotony succumbs to the insidious mental ailment which the West calls cabin fever. True it parades under different names, according to circumstances and caste. You may be afflicted in a palace and call it ennui, and it may drive you to commit peccadilloes and indiscretions of various sorts. You may be attacked in a middle-class apartment house, and call it various names, and it may drive you to cafe life and affinities and alimony.

33 Bits

33 Bits
Author: Jane Bash
Publsiher: Booksurge Publishing
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781439248508
ISBN 13: 1439248508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

33 Bits Book Review:

In 33 Bits, a gold charm bracelet tangibly records the adventure, friendships, love, and disappointment experienced by a young American woman during a life-changing journey to England.

Captain s Surrender

Captain s Surrender
Author: Alex Beecroft
Publsiher: Samhain Pub Limited
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781605047829
ISBN 13: 1605047821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain s Surrender Book Review:

Despite his looks and ambition, Midshipman Joshua Andrews hides urges that, in his world, make him an abomination. Once he sets eyes on the elegant picture of perfection that is Peter Kenyon, though, temptation lures him like the siren call of the sea. Peter is the darling of the Bermuda garrison, with a string of successes behind him and a suitable bride lined up to share his future. He seems completely out of Joshua's reach. Then the two men are forced to serve on a long voyage under a sadistic commander. As the tension aboard the vessel heats up, their unexpected friendship intensifies into a passion neither man can rein in. Intimacy like theirs can only exist in the shadow of the gallows. Both men are determined their “youthful curiosity” must die before it brings disaster down on them. Yet neither man can root it from his heart. Warriors both, they think nothing of risking their lives for their country. In the end they must decide whether love, too, is worth dying for.

Just Stay

Just Stay
Author: Mika Fox
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2014-08-29
ISBN 10: 9781500979751
ISBN 13: 1500979759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Stay Book Review:

College really isn't all it's cracked up to be. At least not for Seb, who spends most of his time studying and working hard, generally annoyed with people and all the dumb stuff they do. It's what he does, and he's pretty content with that. That is, until Evan stumbles into his life, one night. This enigmatic, charismatic guy that every girl on campus seems to be pining over, and whom Seb at first finds just as appealing as he does annoying. And just like that, everything changes. (This book has some mature content)

Mystery at Little Bitterroot

Mystery at Little Bitterroot
Author: Felix Giordano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780990568421
ISBN 13: 0990568423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery at Little Bitterroot Book Review:

They say dead men tell no tales but do their spirits?Sheriff Jim Buchanan investigates a series of killings while treading lightly around a Native American legend that seems all too real.

The Armchair Detective

The Armchair Detective
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000060078766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Armchair Detective Book Review:

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-02
ISBN 10: 9780835247498
ISBN 13: 083524749X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 Book Review: