A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee Series #3)

A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee Series #3)

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by John D. MacDonald
     
 

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Travis McGee is taking his retirement in installments while he's still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and McGee has to go to work. This time he's lured out west to a strangely secretive meting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets....  See more details below

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Travis McGee is taking his retirement in installments while he's still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and McGee has to go to work. This time he's lured out west to a strangely secretive meting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets....

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for John D. MacDonald and the Travis McGee novels
 
The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
 
“My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any ‘literature’ writer—yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale.”—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
 
“A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee, and count myself among the many readers savoring his adventures again.”—Sue Grafton
 
“One of the great sagas in American fiction.”—Robert B. Parker
 
“Most readers loved MacDonald’s work because he told a rip-roaring yarn. I loved it because he was the first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty.”—Carl Hiaasen
 
“The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness.”—Jonathan Kellerman
 
“What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again.”—Ed McBain
 
“Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough. I can’t think of anyone who has replaced him. I can’t think of anyone who would dare.”—Donald Westlake
 
“There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again. A writer way ahead of his time, his Travis McGee books are as entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful today as the moment I first read them. He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel.”—John Saul

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449224380
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Travis McGee Series, #3
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 24, 1916
Date of Death:
December 28, 1986
Place of Birth:
Sharon, PA
Place of Death:
Milwaukee, WI
Education:
Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939

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A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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What a tremendous writer. I'm reading all of his books ----that's a real commitment. Joy Smitherman
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