By John D. MacDonald
From a loved grasp of crime fiction, A red 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 unusually secretive assembly with a girl in hassle, in a spot whose attractiveness hides a few grotesque, risky secrets.
“John D. MacDonald created a fantastic volume of fantastic books, each one wealthy with characterization, suspense, and a nearly 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 lady could do: She hires an individual to thieve her a refund so she will run away with the affection of her life.
Travis isn’t definite 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 aid her break out, and to transparent his identify, he must resolve issues. however the murders simply continue mounting, and for Travis, even operating with Mona’s husband doesn’t appear to support concerns. Will he be capable to discover the complicated plot in time to save lots of his personal skin?
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The manhattan occasions bestselling writer of An Early Wake returns to eire the place Sullivan's Pub proprietor Maura Donovan will get combined up with smugglers.
After calling eire domestic for 6 months, Boston expat Maura Donovan nonetheless has much to benefit approximately Irish ways-and Sullivan's Pub is her school room. Maura didn't simply inherit a enterprise, she inherited a tight-knit group. And whilst a tragedy moves, it's the controversy of the pub. an area farmer, out for a walk at the seashore along with his younger son, has mysteriously disappeared. Did he drown? Kill himself? the kid can say simply that he observed a ship.
Everyone from the neighborhood gardai to the Coast shield is scouring the Cork coast, but if a physique is eventually introduced ashore, it's the incorrect guy. An unintentional drowning or anything extra sinister? Trusting the phrases of the boy and hearing the suspicions of her worker Mick that the lacking farmer may have run afoul of smugglers, Maura makes a decision to enquire the abandoned coves and remoted inlets for herself. yet this time she can be stepping into over her head. ..
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Author Description: Sheila Connolly has taught paintings heritage, dependent and advertised municipal bonds for significant towns, labored as a employees member on statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for numerous non-profit businesses. She additionally controlled her personal consulting corporation offering genealogical learn companies. Now a full-time author, she thinks writing mysteries is lots extra enjoyable than any of her past occupations.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime-New England (president 2011), the nationwide Sisters in Crime, and the great online SinC bankruptcy, the Guppies. She additionally belongs to Romance Writers of the USA and secret Writers of America.
Sheila is Regent of her neighborhood DAR bankruptcy, and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She's additionally the grandchild of Irish immigrants (in case you're anxious that she's a snob). as well as family tree, Sheila loves restoring outdated homes, traveling cemeteries, and touring. She is married, and has one daughter and cats.
She blogs with Poe's lethal Daughters and secret Lovers' Kitchen on Fridays, and Killer Characters the twenty fifth of every month.
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Tyler stood in the scanner control room watching “slices” of Larry Childs’s brain appear as infinite shades of gray and black on a finger smudged 21-inch monitor. The air was stale from poor ventilation and smelled vaguely of electronics. Tyler mentally ticked through several possible causes for Larry’s problem. The entire left side of the kid’s brain was swollen, flattening the surface against the inside of the skull and obliterating the normal convolutions that characterize human cortex. Even more alarming was that the swollen left brain was compressing the normal right side and in the process had twisted the brain stem causing Larry’s coma.
That’s okay. ” Michelle said, “If anyone can muddle through a craniotomy, it’s Tyler. ” Meaning the pressure in the brain was increasing. An anxious fluttering awoke in Tyler’s chest. He remembered Bill Leung’s warning to not open Childs’s head. ” He peeled back the scalp and the jaw muscle, exposing white skull. He held out his hand. ” The scrub nurse handed him an air-powered instrument. He drilled two nickel-size holes through the bone, exposing the tough brain-protecting membrane, the dura.
If we, you know, you and me . . if we might still have . . damn it, Tyler, let me just say it. I miss you. I have since the day I left you. Do you think we might try . . ” A sudden dizziness forced him to lean back in the chair next to his desk, the small office cramped with filing cabinet, book cases, one wall choked with framed diplomas, and both his California and Washington state licenses. He rubbed his lips and tried to calm his voice before uttering another word. “No. ” Tyler’s heart leapt with joy.