By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, A crimson position for loss of life is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee’s taking his retirement in installments whereas he’s nonetheless younger sufficient to take pleasure in it. yet ultimately, his funds runs out and he has to paintings. This time McGee’s lured out West to a surprisingly secretive assembly with a lady in difficulty, in a spot whose good looks hides a few grotesque, risky secrets.
“John D. MacDonald created a impressive volume of fantastic books, each one wealthy with characterization, suspense, and a virtually intoxicating feel of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman
Mona is in love with a bad, younger collage professor and married to a prosperous guy whom she is confident is stealing from her belief fund. So she does what any self-respecting woman could do: She hires a person to thieve her a reimbursement so she will be able to run away with the affection of her life.
Travis isn’t yes he desires to support out until eventually he sees Mona getting shot and killed out at the cliffs close to her cabin. Now he’s a lead suspect in a plot to assist her break out, and to transparent his identify, he must unravel issues. however the murders simply retain mounting, and for Travis, even operating with Mona’s husband doesn’t appear to support concerns. Will he be ready to discover the advanced plot in time to save lots of his personal skin?
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A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee, Book 3) by John D. MacDonald