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A Purple Place for Dying: A Travis McGee Novel

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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.

About the Author

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812983937
Author:
Macdonald, John D.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
MacDonald, John D.
Author:
Child, Lee
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;travis mcgee;fiction;crime;detective;florida;thriller;crime fiction;novel;john d. macdonald;suspense;20th century;private investigator;mcgee
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travis McGee
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.16 x 0.63 in 0.44 lb

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