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

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, A pink 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 in the end, his cash runs out and he has to paintings. This time McGee’s lured out West to a unusually secretive assembly with a girl in difficulty, in a spot whose good looks hides a few grotesque, risky secrets.

“John D. MacDonald created a amazing volume of amazing books, every one wealthy with characterization, suspense, and a virtually intoxicating feel of place.”—Jonathan Kellerman

Mona is in love with a negative, younger university professor and married to a filthy rich guy whom she is confident is stealing from her belief fund. So she does what any self-respecting lady might do: She hires anyone to scouse borrow her a refund so she will run away with the affection of her life.

Travis isn’t certain he desires to support out till 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 continue mounting, and for Travis, even operating with Mona’s husband doesn’t appear to aid concerns. Will he have the capacity to discover the advanced plot in time to avoid wasting his personal skin?

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Er biss die Zähne zusammen und riet sich, es zu ignorieren. Er mochte solche Vorahnungen nicht und wollte sich keinesfalls wie Ivor Hicks wegen seiner angeblichen Entführung durch Aliens dem Gespött der Leute aussetzen, oder wie Grace Perchant, der Frau, die Wolfshunde züchtete und behauptete, mit den Toten zu kommunizieren, oder Henry Johansen, ein Bauer, der vor fünfzehn Jahren vom Traktor gestürzt war, sich den Kopf angeschlagen hatte und seitdem sagte, er könnte die Gedanken anderer »hören«.

Oder Lucky umzubringen. Oder beides. Der Motor des Jeeps heulte empört auf, als sie auf dem verschneiten Terrain zu einem entnervenden Schneckentempo herunterschaltete. Sie suchte im Handschuhfach nach ihrem Reserve-Zigarettenpäckchen, das sie »für den äußersten Notfall« dort versteckte, nur um feststellen zu müssen, dass es leer war. « Sie zerknüllte die nutzlose Schachtel und warf sie auf den Boden vor dem Beifahrersitz. Sie hatte das Rauchen aufgeben wollen …, ganz und gar, schon seit geraumer Zeit.

Schon wieder schniefend, lehnte Alvarez sich auf ihrem Stuhl zurück. Man jagte ihr nicht so leicht Angst ein, doch heute empfand sie eine Furcht, die sie von Herzen gern verleugnet hätte. Das Grauen lag vor ihr, in Form der farbigen Hochglanzfotos von den Opfern. Insgesamt fünf. Beziehungsweise fünf, von denen wir schon wissen, dachte sie und griff nach dem Foto von Theresa Kelper, dem ersten Opfer. Womöglich gab es noch weitere. Arglose Frauen, in der Wildnis nackt an Bäume gefesselt, in den eisigen Temperaturen der verschneiten Landschaft einem langsamen, qualvollen Tod überlassen.

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