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 Books
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.

A Purple Place for Dying

A Purple Place for Dying
Author: John Dann MacDonald,Peter Driscoll,John Stephen Cleary
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1083238144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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....

Pale Gray for Guilt

Pale Gray for Guilt
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307826708
ISBN 13: 9780307826701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pale Gray for Guilt Book Review:

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Pale Gray for Guilt is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s old football buddy Tush Bannon is resisting pressure to sell off his floundering motel and marina to a group of influential movers and shakers. Then he’s found dead. For a big man, Tush was a pussycat: devoted to his wife and three kids and always optimistic about his business—even when things were at their worst. So even though his death is ruled a suicide, McGee suspects murder . . . and a vile conspiracy. “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz Tush Bannon was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. His measly plot of land just so happened to sit right in the middle of a rich parcel of five hundred riverfront acres that big-money real estate interests decided they simply must have. It didn’t matter that Tush was a nice guy with a family, or that he never knew he was dealing with a criminal element. They squashed him like a bug and walked away, counting their change. But one thing they never counted on: the gentle giant had a not-so-gentle friend in Travis McGee. And now he’s going to make them pay. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

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

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307826678
ISBN 13: 9780307826671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bright Orange for the Shroud Book Review:

"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Usually women came to take refuge aboard The Busted Flush. But this time a man stumbled on board, a walking zombie who fell into bed. Turned out poor Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a fragile-looking blonde sexpot who used the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Travis had thought he'd have a quiet summer. Instead he took on the most cunning, heartless, vicious con artists he'd ever met....

Dying from Improvement

Dying from Improvement
Author: Sherene Razack
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 144262891X
ISBN 13: 9781442628915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dying from Improvement Book Review:

Razack s powerful critique of the Canadian settler state and its legal system speaks to many of today s most pressing issues of social justice."

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Greenwich, Conn. : Fawcett Publications
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:3797903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 0812983947
ISBN 13: 9780812983944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quick Red Fox Book Review:

Originally published: New York: Fawcett, 1964.

If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling

If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling
Author: Patti Bellantoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1136068465
ISBN 13: 9781136068461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If It's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die: The Power of Color in Visual Storytelling Book Review:

If it's Purple, Someone's Gonna Die is a must-read book for all film students, film professionals, and others interested in filmmaking. This enlightening book guides filmmakers toward making the right color selections for their films, and helps movie buffs understand why they feel the way they do while watching movies that incorporate certain colors. Guided by her twenty-five years of research on the effects of color on behavior, Bellantoni has grouped more than 60 films under the spheres of influence of six major colors, each of which triggers very specific emotional states. For example, the author explains that films with a dominant red influence have themes and characters that are powerful, lusty, defiant, anxious, angry, or romantic and discusses specific films as examples. She explores each film, describing how, why, and where a color influences emotions, both in the characters on screen and in the audience. Each color section begins with an illustrated Home Page that includes examples, anecdotes, and tips for using or avoiding that particular color. Conversations with the author's colleagues-- including award-winning production designers Henry Bumstead (Unforgiven) and Wynn Thomas (Malcolm X) and renowned cinematographers Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption) and Edward Lachman (Far From Heaven)--reveal how color is often used to communicate what is not said. Bellantoni uses her research and experience to demonstrate how powerful color can be and to increase readers awareness of the colors around us and how they make us feel, act, and react. *Learn how your choice of color can influence an audience's moods, attitudes, reactions, and interpretations of your movie's plot *See your favorite films in a new light as the author points out important uses of color, both instinctive and intentional *Learn how to make good color choices, in your film and in your world.

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 Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

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.

Still Here

Still Here
Author: Ram Dass
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001-06-01
ISBN 10: 1101661607
ISBN 13: 9781101661604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Here Book Review:

More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves in one of the greatest spiritual classics of the twentieth century, the two-million-copy bestseller Be Here Now. As many of that generation enter the autumn of their years, the big questions of peace and of purpose have returned demanding answers. And once again, Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey.

Five Complete Travis McGee Novels

Five Complete Travis McGee Novels
Author: John Dann MacDonald
Publsiher: Outlet
Total Pages: 692
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
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.

The Language of Dying

The Language of Dying
Author: Sarah Pinborough
Publsiher: Jo Fletcher Books
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1681444348
ISBN 13: 9781681444345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Dying Book Review:

In this emotionally gripping, genre-defying novella from Sarah Pinborough, a woman sits at her father's bedside, watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters--she is the middle child of five--have all turned up over the past week to pay their last respects. Each is traumatized in his or her own way, and the bonds that unite them to each other are fragile--as fragile perhaps as the old man's health. With her siblings all gone, back to their self-obsessed lives, she is now alone with the faltering wreck of her father's cancer-ridden body. It is always at times like this when it--the dark and nameless, the impossible, presence that lingers along the fringes of the dark fields beyond the house--comes calling. As the clock ticks away in the darkness, she can only wait for it to find her, a reunion she both dreads and aches for...

Seven

Seven
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-18
ISBN 10: 1471913376
ISBN 13: 9781471913372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Book Review:

A choice collection of seven short stories by one of America's foremost storytellers and the author of the best-selling Travis McGee series. Featuring 'Dear Old Friend', 'The Annex', Quarrel', 'Double Hannenframis', 'The Random Noise of Love', The Willow Pool and 'Woodchuck', this collection displays MacDonald at his classic best. Starring a cast of immoral broads, hedonistic thrill-seekers, naïve victims and profligate playboys, these seven short stories showcase the writing that propelled John D MacDonald to success.