Download A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee, Book 3) by John D. MacDonald PDF

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?

Features a brand new advent via Lee baby

Show description

Read Online or Download A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee, Book 3) PDF

Similar thriller books

The 13th Juror (Dismas Hardy, Book 4)

In John T. Lescroart's very good new novel, The thirteenth Juror, Dismas Hardy, lawyer/investigator, undertakes the safety of Jennifer Witt, accused of murdering her husband and their eight-year-old son in addition to her first husband, who had died 9 years past from an obvious drug overdose. whereas getting ready his case, Hardy learns that either one of Jennifer's husbands had bodily abused her.

For The Good Of The State

David Audley no 16

Price's literate espionage novels (Here Be Monsters is the newest) are of the cat-and-mouse sort, with an emphasis on temper, personality and plot intricacy requiring greater than a bit endurance. these virtues are carried to a fault during this super slow-building and talky novel. Thomas Arkenshaw, a tender British agent with adventure in Beirut and different scorching spots, is assigned as bodyguard to David Audley, a veteran intelligence officer who has been summoned to satisfy with high-ranking KGB officer Nikolai Panin. yet earlier than the 2 meet, Audley is shot at and considered one of his males is killed. Polish politics, double brokers, inner rivalries and a beguiling woman CIA agent all come into play in what's definitely a departure from the run-of-the-mill undercover agent mystery. The snail's speed of the motion, in spite of the fact that, will deter all however the such a lot committed rate fan.
Copyright 1987 Reed company details, Inc.

From Library Journal

In this secret agent mystery enriched with scholarly and literary trivialities, the plot hinges on interdepartmental contention within the British intelligence institution. The contention is performed out opposed to a backdrop of Polish dissident teams and getting older Soviet spies, and cost captures the basic isolation of spies from the true global and from any transparent international coverage targets. despite the fact that, there's loads of romantic nonsense concerning the Polish nationwide personality; one of many half-Polish British spooks, Sir Thomas Arkenshaw, is embroiled in a fight among his stolid British and hot-blooded Polish genes. however, the publication is definitely written and has a few solid discussion. better of all, the bureaucrat who concocted that plot opposed to his competitors reveals it exploding in his face. Even within the secret agent global there's nonetheless a few justice.

Undersea Prison

Stratton sequence, booklet 4

After the British army lose an officer to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, a determined race starts to discover his killers. Little do the assailants comprehend that the valuable details they've got stolen might deliver down the whole community of Western intelligence within the Mid-East. yet then one in all them is captured by means of U. S. troops and flown to the States for interrogation. And so starts a nail-biting, claustrophobic, and explosive mystery that would eventually lead British operative John Stratton to the Styx detention center, America’s undersea criminal. How do you holiday in to a prison lower than the sea? Can Stratton get the data again with out the government learning him? And is all people within the criminal quite who they appear to be?

A Turn for the Bad (A County Cork Mystery)

Ebook Details:

ISBN: 0425273423
EAN: 9780425273425
ASIN: 0425273423
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Number of Pages: 304
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:
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. ..
GoodReads writer Information:

Author identify: Sheila Connolly

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.
www. sheilaconnolly. com

Author URL: http://www. goodreads. com/author/show/1178460

Extra resources for A Purple Place for Dying (Travis McGee, Book 3)

Sample text

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.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 33 votes