A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John Dann 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 D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 240
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

The Deep Blue Good by

The Deep Blue Good by
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0812983920
ISBN 13: 9780812983920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deep Blue Good by Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee is 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. “John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s latest victim, Lois Atkinson. Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. But he can’t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He’ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1982-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780449125250
ISBN 13: 0449125254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Purple Place for Dying Book Review:

"A beautiful wealthy woman summons Travis McGee to Arizona to help her get a divorce and recover the money her husband stole from her. McGee soon realizes that she's artificial and self-important. Then he sees her murdered, with a bullet through her heart. With the client dead and without a dime's worth of fee, an ordinary detective would close the case. But Travis McGee is more than a detective ... TRAVIS McGEE Part rebel, part philosopher, and every inch his own man, Travis McGee is the rugged, sexy Florida boat bum with a special genius for helping friends in trouble-or avenging their deaths. Star of twenty-one novels-all great entertainment-"McGee has become part of our national fabric.""--BOOK COVER.

Cracking the Hard Boiled Detective

Cracking the Hard Boiled Detective
Author: Lewis D. Moore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN 10: 9780786482399
ISBN 13: 0786482397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cracking the Hard Boiled Detective Book Review:

The hard-boiled private detective is among the most recognizable characters in popular fiction since the 1920s—a tough product of a violent world, in which police forces are inadequate and people with money can choose private help when facing threatening circumstances. Though a relatively recent arrival, the hard-boiled detective has undergone steady development and assumed diverse forms. This critical study analyzes the character of the hard-boiled detective, from literary antecedents through the early 21st century. It follows change in the novels through three main periods: the Early (roughly 1927–1955), during which the character was defined by such writers as Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler; the Transitional, evident by 1964 in the works of John D. MacDonald and Michael Collins, and continuing to around 1977 via Joseph Hansen, Bill Pronzini and others; and the Modern, since the late 1970s, during which such writers as Loren D. Estleman, Liza Cody, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton and many others have expanded the genre and the detective character. Themes such as violence, love and sexuality, friendship, space and place, and work are examined throughout the text. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Nightmare in Pink

Nightmare in Pink
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307827267
ISBN 13: 9780307827265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightmare in Pink Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Nightmare in Pink is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn’t a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn’t for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there’s a damsel in distress. “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz The damsel in question is his old friend’s kid sister, whose fiancé has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Her soon-to-be husband had been digging around, finding scum and scandal at his real estate investment firm. And this scum will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don’t get out. Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he’s closing in on the truth, he finds himself drugged and taken captive. If he’s being locked up in a mental institution with a steady stream of drugs siphoned into his body, how can Travis keep his promise to his old friend? More important, how can he get himself out alive? Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1987-08-12
ISBN 10: 9780449134030
ISBN 13: 0449134032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quick Red Fox Book Review:

From the author of A Purple Place for Dying and The Deep Blue Good-by comes the republication of the bestseller starring Travis McGee, a real American hero. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LCCN:b67018192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Orange for the Shroud Book Review:

Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307826686
ISBN 13: 9780307826688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darker Than Amber Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Darker Than Amber is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. A fishing trip is anything but relaxing when Travis McGee is involved. As McGee and his friend Meyer settle down to some midnight casting, a woman falls into the water from the bridge above them. Her name is Evangeline, and the hints she gives about the events leading to her near drowning suggest a less than pristine past. But McGee has saved her, and now he wants to see her make a new life—even if it means confronting a gang of murderers that makes his blood run cold. “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in his field.”—Mary Higgins Clark Evangeline may be the intended target in a complex scheme, but she’s no ordinary victim. Behind her darker than amber eyes is a woman who lures men onto her boat and robs them, throwing them overboard when she’s done with them. And now she’s enlisted the resistant Travis and Meyer to rescue her “savings” from her partners in crime. When Evangeline winds up dead, McGee and Meyer must get involved. But the stakes are high—and Evangeline may not be the only casualty of her cruel game. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Life and Gabriella

Life and Gabriella
Author: Ellen Glasgow
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-11-07
ISBN 10: 1442912863
ISBN 13: 9781442912861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Gabriella Book Review:

Intensity

Intensity
Author: Dean Koontz
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-07-20
ISBN 10: 0307414167
ISBN 13: 9780307414168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intensity Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.

Anybody But Anne

Anybody But Anne
Author: Carolyn Wells
Publsiher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 8726895382
ISBN 13: 9788726895384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anybody But Anne Book Review:

‘Anybody But Anne’ is the fifth in the ‘Fleming Stone’ series of detective novels by prolific author Carolyn Wells. Wealthy David Van Wyck has decided to become a philanthropist and leave his entire vast fortune to the local community. Whilst a noble intention, his family are opposed to the notion as it would leave them penniless. Following a meeting to certify his intentions, David is found dead in a locked room. His beautiful wife Anne is the obvious suspect, but there are many others who would have reason to want David out of the picture. A thrilling whodunnit from the popular author. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was a prolific American novelist and poet, best known for her children’s literature, mystery novels and humorous verse. Following school in New Jersey, Wells worked as a librarian, where she developed her love of reading. It was during 1896 that Wells' first book ‘At the Sign of the Sphinx’ was published. From 1900 she dedicated herself to her literary career, writing over 170 novels in total across a range of genres. Some of her most loved works include the ‘Patty Fairfield’ and ‘Marjorie Maynard’ series for girls, as well as the ‘Fleming Stone’ mystery series for adults. Wells is also well-known for her humorous nonsense verse, and was a frequent contributor of verse to magazines. She published an autobiography ‘The Rest of my Life’ in 1937. Wells died in New York City in 1942.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 0307781569
ISBN 13: 9780307781567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Red Fern Grows Book Review:

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

Cry Hard Cry Fast

Cry Hard  Cry Fast
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 0307827232
ISBN 13: 9780307827234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cry Hard Cry Fast Book Review:

Cry Hard, Cry Fast, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. A gunman on the lam. A sullen sixteen-year-old on a family vacation. A jaded working girl. A guilt-stricken widower. A lonely mistress looking for a fresh start. These are but a few of the unfortunate souls speeding down a brand-new stretch of highway when a Cadillac flips over the barrier into oncoming traffic and a violent sequence of events explodes at sixty miles an hour. For one horrifying instant, their lives are frozen in time. Some are cut short. But none will ever be the same. For what unfolds is an even more harrowing collision—of passion, greed, and deceit. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Worth Dying For

Worth Dying For
Author: Lee Child
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 0440339340
ISBN 13: 9780440339342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worth Dying For Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller—a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown. There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late—and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible. Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive—a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1982-10-01
ISBN 10: 1429955007
ISBN 13: 9781429955003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purple Decades Book Review:

Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

Foolproof Story Weaving

Foolproof  Story Weaving
Author: J. S. Chapman
Publsiher: Weatherly Books
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foolproof Story Weaving Book Review:

WHEN YOU DECIDE TO WRITE A BOOK SERIES, YOU MUST BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING. BUT WHERE TO START? Instead of staring at a blank page, setting up a disorganized corkboard, arranging and re-arranging sticky notes, or ordering and re-ordering index cards, there’s a better way. FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING: Your Essential Guide for Writing a Blockbuster Series shows you how to develop either a standalone novel or a series of interconnected novels. By using several methods and suggestions, including story weaving bibles and storyboards, you control the process and not the other way around. The story weaving method works especially well for two (2) kinds of series: · a sequential series in which the end of each book finishes with a cliffhanger · an ongoing series where each book begins with a problem and ends with a satisfying conclusion By applying logical approaches that take you from the initial concept to a final draft, you’ll complete your books faster and more efficiently than either panstering or plotting ever could. Your story will unfold naturally. The secret? You don’t have to be a panster or a plotter. You can be both at the same time. No longer will you have to wait for inspiration to strike. When following preparatory exercises, you can let your mind speedily and confidently guide you from the beginning to the end. In FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING, you’ll learn about these subjects and more. · The differences among episodic, running, or grouped series · Types of fiction—from mainstream to high-concept—and how they work or don’t work for a book series · Basic story structures that will take you from a blank page to a successful series · Story elements that influence how the narrative unfolds in each book and for the full duration of a series · Why character archetypes are the building blocks of all stories With FOOLPROOF! STORY WEAVING: Your Essential Guide for Writing a Blockbuster Series, you’ll also learn about storytelling, bestselling genres, world building, and archetypes. Do you want to write a book series that can make your writing career? Then don’t delay. Pick up your copy right this minute and start weaving your story!

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction

Of Sex and Faerie  further essays on Genre Fiction
Author: John Lennard
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1847601731
ISBN 13: 9781847601735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction Book Review:

Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.

Five Complete Travis McGee Novels

Five Complete Travis McGee Novels
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Outlet
Total Pages: 692
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000053367409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Complete Travis McGee Novels Book Review:

A tan and sandy silence -- The dreadful lemon sky -- The empty copper sea -- The green ripper -- Free fall in crimson.

Raven Lake

Raven Lake
Author: Rosemary McCracken
Publsiher: Carrick Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781772420968
ISBN 13: 1772420964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raven Lake Book Review:

Book 3 of 3 in A Pat Tierney Mystery (3 Book Series) Murder, jealousy, fraud, deceit-welcome to cottage country! Financial planner Pat Tierney's dream vacation in cottage country turns into a nightmare when the body of an elderly woman is discovered in a storage locker. Pat's friend, Bruce Stohl, is the murdered woman's son, and when he is pegged by police as their prime suspect, Pat rallies to find his mother's killer. Meanwhile, a con artist has targeted cottages in the area, and vacationers are arriving, only to learn they are victims of a rental scam. When disgruntled renters show up at her door, Pat fears for her family's safety. Now she must navigate treacherous waters to protect those who are dear to her.