A Deadly Shade of Gold

A Deadly Shade of Gold

A Deadly Shade of Gold
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 10 votes

A Deadly Shade of Gold is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Deadly Shade of Gold details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (10 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 030782666X 2013-01-08

Book Summary

“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King With an Introduction by Lee Child When Travis McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from his past, he can’t help it: He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who’s still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country from which he hopes to return alive. Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers. But all he has to go on are a gold Aztec idol and a very angry ex-girlfriend. Is that enough to find his friend’s killer? And when the truth is as terrifying as this, does he really want answers after all? Praise for A Deadly Shade of Gold “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 “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field.”—Mary Higgins Clark

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Nightmare in Pink

Nightmare in Pink

Nightmare in Pink
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 13 votes

Nightmare in Pink is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Nightmare in Pink details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (13 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827267 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Nightmare in Pink is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn’t a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn’t for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there’s a damsel in distress. “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz The damsel in question is his old friend’s kid sister, whose fiancé has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Her soon-to-be husband had been digging around, finding scum and scandal at his real estate investment firm. And this scum will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don’t get out. Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he’s closing in on the truth, he finds himself drugged and taken captive. If he’s being locked up in a mental institution with a steady stream of drugs siphoned into his body, how can Travis keep his promise to his old friend? More important, how can he get himself out alive? Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

A Deadly Shade of Night

A Deadly Shade of Night

A Deadly Shade of Night
Rating 4 / 5 based on 133 votes

A Deadly Shade of Night is Fiction books by Jayne Fresina, publish by Twisted E-Publishing LLC 2021-03-05. You may find Jayne Fresina info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Deadly Shade of Night details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (133 readers) Jayne Fresina Twisted E-Publishing LLC 1005806861 2021-03-05

Book Summary

How do you take your tea? The Beast of Whitherward Fell has been blamed for a great many mysterious events and gruesome murders on that wildest, perilous stretch of the Yorkshire Moors. But what, or who, is the real monster? And can there be only one that has stalked this place since the beginning of time? Detective Inspector Ptolemy Deverell does not believe in mythical beasts or supernatural phenomena. He’s a quiet, unassuming, pragmatic fellow, who seldom falls prey to emotion. Nobody pulls the fleece over his eyes. So if anybody can shed light on the rampaging fiend behind the bloody history of this place, surely, he can. But when the detective embarks upon three cases at once, he has no idea how tightly they are entwined, or that this tangle will lead him into the darkest part of Whitherward Fell. To face the Beast head-on. With a lady in search of vengeance; a gentleman on a mission for truth, and a little girl waiting for justice, the detective already has his hands full. On top of everything, he— the most unromantic fellow in the world—is in love. Will he ever get around to proposing marriage to the very modern, bicycle-riding, baker-extraordinaire, Miss Lucy Greenwood? And, if he does, will she laugh in his face and try drowning him in raspberry jam? Not only that. A ghost from his own past has returned to haunt his nightmares, and he cannot get on with his life until she’s finally at rest. Tolly Deverell might not believe in the Beast of Whitherward Fell, but he is preyed upon by a scavenging creature that lurks in the bleakest shadows of a dream, waiting to tear him apart. The great shadow of its wingspan falls from above when he is most susceptible. It comes to him when he’s alone in the dark. It comes to him when all but his mind is quiet. It comes in the deadliest shades of night. And with words clawed into the wall, it asks, How do you take your tea?

The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox

The Quick Red Fox
Rating 4 / 5 based on 17 votes

The Quick Red Fox is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Quick Red Fox details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (17 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826651 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. She’s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very beautiful, very much in control of her life. She’s just made one little mistake and now she needs Travis McGee to set it right. The money is good and Travis’s funds are in need of replenishing. But that’s not the only reason he takes the case. There is the movie star’s assistant—efficient and reserved, with a sadness underneath that makes McGee feel he’d brave any danger to help her. “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa’s engagement to her rich, strait laced fiancé doesn’t stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who’s agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa’s assistant, Dana Holtzer. They begin by tracking down everyone associated with the lurid evening, and soon enough they’re led on a chase across the nation as murder after murder piles up. Further complicating matters, Travis and Dana’s relationship soon turns steamy. And just when he thinks he knows exactly where things are headed, one big twist shakes McGee’s life to the very foundation. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

The Deep Blue Good-by

The Deep Blue Good-by

The Deep Blue Good-by
Rating 4 / 5 based on 20 votes

The Deep Blue Good-by is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Deep Blue Good-by details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (20 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827259 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half. “John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s latest victim, Lois Atkinson. Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. But he can’t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He’ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Deadly Welcome

Deadly Welcome

Deadly Welcome
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3 votes

Deadly Welcome is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Deadly Welcome details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826902 2013-06-11

Book Summary

Deadly Welcome, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Alex Doyle is a tough man on a tough assignment in Ramona Beach, Florida, the kind of place that doesn’t trust strangers and is policed by a sheriff who echoes the locals’ sentiments with a billy club. But Alex isn’t an outsider, exactly. He grew up in Ramona Beach—until they railroaded him out of town. “Can’t trust trash,” they said. Alex has never been back . . . until his employer, the Defense Department, sends him home to locate a government scientist and get him out alive. Unfortunately for Alex, Ramona Beach has a long memory. Unfortunately for Ramona Beach, so does Alex. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

Death Trap

Death Trap

Death Trap
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

Death Trap is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Death Trap details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (3 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827194 2013-06-11

Book Summary

Death Trap, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As a teenage wild child, Jane Ann Paulson had earned her wicked reputation, but no one deserves the shocking death she receives. When the police find a suspect, everyone relaxes . . . everyone except for Hugh MacReedy. A construction engineer by trade, Hugh has no business investigating a murder. But he happens to owe a big debt to the innocent man they’re sending to the electric chair. And so Hugh begins to look into Jane Ann’s death, not knowing that her quiet little town is sitting on some ugly secrets, that he’s about to blow the lid off each and every one of them, and that he’s just put a very tempting target on his back. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

Area of Suspicion

Area of Suspicion

Area of Suspicion
Rating 3 / 5 based on 2 votes

Area of Suspicion is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Area of Suspicion details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (2 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827208 2013-06-11

Book Summary

Area of Suspicion, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Four years ago, Gevan Dean fled his hometown for a peaceful life under the Florida sun after catching his fiancée, Niki, in the arms of his brother. But now Ken Dean is dead—murdered by a thief, the police say—and Gevan’s presence is desperately needed at the helm of the family business, where a classic power struggle between old guard and new blood appears to be unfolding. But everywhere he turns, Gevan finds only questions and confusion. The new production chief, a man who’s both feared and respected, harbors mysterious motives. A colonel from the Pentagon is supervising the company’s defense contracts. And Niki, a grieving widow, seems all too eager to pick up where they left off. But Gevan doesn’t suspect the truth behind Ken’s murder—until he’s caught in a complex web of corruption and intrigue too deadly to ignore. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

Slam the Big Door

Slam the Big Door

Slam the Big Door
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 3 votes

Slam the Big Door is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2014-01-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Slam the Big Door details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (3 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827224 2014-01-14

Book Summary

When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can see a life slowly coming apart. The only question is: why? Putting together the pieces of his friend's life -- and downfall -- turns an ordinary visit into a mystery that Mike Rodenska is compelled to solve . . . .

I Could Go on Singing

I Could Go on Singing

I Could Go on Singing
Rating 3 / 5 based on 759 votes

I Could Go on Singing is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the I Could Go on Singing details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (759 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0812984935 2013-06-11

Book Summary

I Could Go on Singing, based on the Judy Garland film and one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. In a stirring adaptation of Judy Garland’s final film, acclaimed novelist John D. MacDonald pulls back the curtain on the life of a great star after the crowds have left and the lights have gone out. This is the haunting story of Jenny Bowman, a famous singer whose world is one of spellbinding triumph and heartbreaking need. She may have risen to the top, but success cannot ultimately return to Jenny the one thing she truly wants: time with the child who was taken away from her years ago. Masterfully depicting the tension between public images and private struggles, I Could Go on Singing is a striking novel about the bonds of love and the ugly side of celebrity. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

The Only Girl in the Game

The Only Girl in the Game

The Only Girl in the Game
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Only Girl in the Game is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Only Girl in the Game details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
5 (1 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827046 2013-06-11

Book Summary

The Only Girl in the Game, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Her employers are the high priests of the great gambling mecca in the desert—and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the sacrifice, to keep them happy at the tables, where her partners slaughter the suckers. She longs to be free of the entertainers rubbing elbows with thugs at the craps tables, the divorcées hocking their jewels next to all-night marriage chapels, and the little white balls bouncing along the roulette wheels twenty-four hours a day in this world without end. But no matter how hard she tries to escape her past, she’s fated to be caught forever backstage in the sick glitter of the infamous Las Vegas strip with nothing but sand and neon and money, money, everywhere. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

The Brass Cupcake

The Brass Cupcake

The Brass Cupcake
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

The Brass Cupcake is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2014-01-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Brass Cupcake details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826880 2014-01-14

Book Summary

One of the most beloved American thriller writers of the twentieth century kicks off a rip-roaring career with his exhilarating first novel, a hard-boiled classic full of twists and turns, good intentions and bad coincidences, the stench of corruption and the pursuit of justice at any cost. Introduction by Dean Koontz Ex-cop Cliff Bartells might be the last honest man in Florence City, Florida. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. Cliff is focused on keeping the bottom line down and staying out of the spotlight. But when an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s making national headlines. With the victim’s beautiful niece, Melody Chance, determined to help retrieve the goods, suddenly Cliff has the partner he never knew he wanted. Now all they need is a suspect: someone capable of cold-blooded murder in the name of profit. And that could mean anyone in this crooked town. Praise for John D. MacDonald “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—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 “John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time.”—John Saul

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

End of the Tiger and Other Stories
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

End of the Tiger and Other Stories is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the End of the Tiger and Other Stories details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826864 2013-06-11

Book Summary

End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All told, just a fraction of the five hundred pieces he produced as a working writer were anthologized, and End of the Tiger and Other Stories is the first of just a few such collections. Although renowned primarily as a noir author, these fifteen handpicked gems showcase MacDonald’s tremendous range. Written between 1947 and 1966, during the golden age of short fiction in America, and appearing in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal, these stories are a timeless testament to a writer at the top of his craft. This collection includes “Hangover,” “The Big Blue,” “The Trouble with Erica,” “Long Shot,” “Looie Follows Me,” “Blurred View,” “The Loveliest Girl in the World,” “Triangle,” “The Bear Trap,” “A Romantic Courtesy,” “The Fast Loose Money,” “The Straw Witch,” “End of the Tiger,” “The Trap of Solid Gold,” and “Afternoon of the Hero.” Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

Dress Her in Indigo

Dress Her in Indigo

Dress Her in Indigo
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

Dress Her in Indigo is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Dress Her in Indigo details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826724 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Dress Her in Indigo is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee could never deny his old friend anything. So before Meyer even says please, McGee agrees to accompany him to Mexico to reconstruct the last mysterious months of a young woman’s life—on a fat expense account provided by the father who has lost touch with her. They think she’s fallen in with the usual post-teenage misfits and rebels. What they find is stranger, kinkier, and far more deadly. “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 All Meyer’s friend wants to know is whether his daughter was happy before she died in a car accident south of the border. But when McGee and Meyer step foot in the hippie enclave in Oaxaca that had become Bix Bowie’s last refuge, they get more than they bargained for. Not only had Bix made a whole group of dangerous, loathsome friends, but she was also mixed up in trafficking heroin into the United States. By the time she died, she was a shell of her former self. And the more McGee looks into things, the less accidental Bix’s death starts to seem. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

The Empty Copper Sea

The Empty Copper Sea

The Empty Copper Sea
Rating 4 / 5 based on 7 votes

The Empty Copper Sea is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Empty Copper Sea details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (7 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826783 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Asking for help is something a proud man like Van Harder would never do. So when he shows up at the Busted Flush, Travis McGee knows that he must be the man’s last resort. What Harder wants salvaged is his reputation. After a long career as a seaman, he was piloting a boat the night his employer fell overboard. Harder is certain he’s been set up, but to help him, McGee must prove that a dead man is actually alive. “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark The fateful ride started with Harder at the helm of Hubbard Lawless’s luxury cruiser. It ends with him coming to, fuzzy and disoriented, and Hub lost to the water. Now everyone is saying that Harder got drunk, passed out, and is negligent in his boss’s death. The thing is, Van’s not a drinker . . . at least, not anymore. Who would want to frame the good captain, and to what end? Dead or alive, Lawless is worth a lot of money. People are always eager to get a piece of that action—including some, as McGee soon finds, who are willing to take a piece out of anyone who gets in their way. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

A Man of Affairs

A Man of Affairs

A Man of Affairs
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

A Man of Affairs is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Man of Affairs details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (2 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0812984927 2013-06-11

Book Summary

A Man of Affairs, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Beneath the Bahamas sun rages a titanic power struggle. A mastermind of the dog-eat-dog world of corporate corruption, Mike Dean uses every asset at his disposal—women, liquor, his own personal magnetism—to take businessmen’s minds off their troubles, soften their consciences, muddy their good sense, and bend them to his will. But one of his house guests refuses to see things Mike’s way. One of them won’t be bought. One of them has a mind, and a heart, of his own. And he’s determined to beat Mike at his own game. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

The Price of Murder

The Price of Murder

The Price of Murder
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

The Price of Murder is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Murder Room 2014-06-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Price of Murder details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) John D. MacDonald Murder Room 1471911438 2014-06-14

Book Summary

On the surface, they seem like three very different people: Danny Bronson, a cunning ex-con struggling to go straight; his brother, Lee, a former Gridiron star turned college professor; and Johnny Keefler, a crooked parole officer who lives for revenge. But they all grew up in the same corner of town, a grim little slum known as 'The Sink', where life is cheap and might makes right. And a story that's just as dark unfolds when their paths cross as men - at the intersection of brutal violence, illicit liaisons, a 'foolproof' scam and the intoxicating allure of cold, hard cash.

One Fearful Yellow Eye

One Fearful Yellow Eye

One Fearful Yellow Eye
Rating 3 / 5 based on 2 votes

One Fearful Yellow Eye is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the One Fearful Yellow Eye details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (2 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826694 2013-01-08

Book Summary

"To diggers a thousand yeasrs from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen." Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exemplary life, there were those who'd take advantage of one "indiscretion" and bring down the whole family. McGee also discovers he likes a few members of the family far too much to let that happen....

Condominium

Condominium

Condominium
Rating 4 / 5 based on 8 votes

Condominium is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2014-01-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Condominium details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (8 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827240 2014-01-14

Book Summary

Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets. Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community -- the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run cut...the crackups and marital breakdowns...the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane...

Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber

Darker Than Amber
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

Darker Than Amber is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Darker Than Amber details.


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3.5 (7 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826686 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Darker Than Amber is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. A fishing trip is anything but relaxing when Travis McGee is involved. As McGee and his friend Meyer settle down to some midnight casting, a woman falls into the water from the bridge above them. Her name is Evangeline, and the hints she gives about the events leading to her near drowning suggest a less than pristine past. But McGee has saved her, and now he wants to see her make a new life—even if it means confronting a gang of murderers that makes his blood run cold. “John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in his field.”—Mary Higgins Clark Evangeline may be the intended target in a complex scheme, but she’s no ordinary victim. Behind her darker than amber eyes is a woman who lures men onto her boat and robs them, throwing them overboard when she’s done with them. And now she’s enlisted the resistant Travis and Meyer to rescue her “savings” from her partners in crime. When Evangeline winds up dead, McGee and Meyer must get involved. But the stakes are high—and Evangeline may not be the only casualty of her cruel game. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

The Turquoise Lament

The Turquoise Lament

The Turquoise Lament
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 7 votes

The Turquoise Lament is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Turquoise Lament details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (7 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826767 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Turquoise Lament is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Funny thing about favors. Sometimes they come back to haunt you. And Travis McGee owes his friend a big one for saving his life once upon a time. Now the friend’s daughter, Linda “Pidge” Lewellen, needs help five time zones away in Hawaii before she sails off into the deep blue with a cold-blooded killer: her husband. “The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman When treasure hunter Ted Lewellen saved his life in a bar fight, McGee could never have thought he’d end up paying his rescuer back in such a way. But years later he finds himself headed to Hawaii at Ted’s request to find out whether Pidge’s husband really is trying to kill her, or if she’s just losing her mind. Of course, once McGee arrives he can’t help but give in to his baser instincts, and as his affair with Pidge gets underway, he can’t find a single thing wrong. McGee chalks up Pidge’s paranoia to simple anxiety, gives her a pep talk, and leaves for home blissfully happy. It’s not until he’s back in Lauderdale that he realizes he may have overlooked a clue or two. And Pidge might be in very serious danger. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud
Rating 4 / 5 based on 11 votes

Bright Orange for the Shroud is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bright Orange for the Shroud details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (11 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826678 2013-01-08

Book Summary

"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Usually women came to take refuge aboard The Busted Flush. But this time a man stumbled on board, a walking zombie who fell into bed. Turned out poor Arthur Wilkinson was the latest victim of a fragile-looking blonde sexpot who used the blackest arts of love to lure unsuspecting suckers into a web of sordid schemes. Travis had thought he'd have a quiet summer. Instead he took on the most cunning, heartless, vicious con artists he'd ever met....

The Scarlet Ruse

The Scarlet Ruse

The Scarlet Ruse
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 9 votes

The Scarlet Ruse is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Scarlet Ruse details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (9 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826759 2013-01-08

Book Summary

Travis McGee is too busy with his houseboat to pay attention to the little old man with the missing postage stamps. Except these are no ordinary stamps. They are rare stamps. Four hundred thousand dollars worth of rare. And if McGee doesn't recognize their value, perhaps Mary Alice McDermit does, a six-foot knockout who knows all the ways to a boat bum's heart. Only it's not McGee's heart that's in danger. Because a syndicate killer has put a contract on McGee. A killer who knows something about stamps . . . and even more about McGee.

The City of Brass

The City of Brass

The City of Brass
Rating 4 / 5 based on 47 votes

The City of Brass is Fiction books by S. A. Chakraborty, publish by HarperCollins 2017-11-14. You may find S. A. Chakraborty info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The City of Brass details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (47 readers) S. A. Chakraborty HarperCollins 0062678124 2017-11-14

Book Summary

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Library Journal | Vulture | The Verge | SYFYWire Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty perfect for fans of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts. On the streets of eighteenth-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman of unsurpassed skill. She makes her living swindling Ottoman nobles, hoping to one day earn enough to change her fortunes. But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, during one of her cons, she learns that even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences. Forced to flee Cairo, Dara and Nahri journey together across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. It’s a city steeped in magic and fire, where blood can be as dangerous as any spell; a city where old resentments run deep and the royal court rules with a tenuous grip; a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound—and where her very presence threatens to ignite a war that has been simmering for centuries. *Finalist for the World Fantasy Award: Best Novel *Nominated for the Locus Award: Best First Novel *Finalist for the British Fantasy Award: Best Newcomer Featuring a stepback and extra content including a bonus scene and an excerpt from The Kingdom of Copper.

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction
Rating 3 / 5 based on 210 votes

Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction is Literary Criticism books by John Lennard, publish by Humanities-Ebooks 2010-01-01. You may find John Lennard info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Of Sex and Faerie: Further Essays on Genre Fiction details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (210 readers) John Lennard Humanities-Ebooks 1847602851 2010-01-01

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Shades

Shades

Shades
Rating 3 / 5 based on 548 votes

Shades is Fiction books by Gary Alexander Azerier, publish by AuthorHouse 2016-12-30. You may find Gary Alexander Azerier info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Shades details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (548 readers) Gary Alexander Azerier AuthorHouse 1524657395 2016-12-30

Book Summary

Short-story writer Gary Alexander Azerier has gathered this collection of tales and tidbits certain to delight and intrigue all the way from the chilling and uniquely spooky Shade and Cordovan to the gripping nostalgic tales of Bob Shepherd and the Little Man, Stevens Window, and Auld Acquaintance to the very funny but red alerts of Password and Security. This singular anthology is for the discriminating reader who will also be privy to the authors exclusive Most Difficult Test in the World! A must-read!

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood
Rating 3 / 5 based on 228 votes

Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood is Performing Arts books by Ron Backer, publish by McFarland 2012-08-01. You may find Ron Backer info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (228 readers) Ron Backer McFarland 0786490187 2012-08-01

Book Summary

This companion volume to Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood (McFarland, 2010) focuses on 22 series and 167 individual films, primarily released during the 1930s. It was a decade that featured some of the most famous cinema detectives of all time, among them Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Philo Vance, Nancy Drew, and such lesser known but equally entertaining figures as Hildegarde Withers, Torchy Blane, Mr. Moto, Mr. Wong, and Brass Bancroft. Each mystery movie series is placed within its historical context, with emphasis on its source material and the changes or developments within the series over time. Also included are reviews of all the series’ films, analyzing the quality and cohesiveness of the mystery plotlines. For titles based on literary sources, a comparison between the film and the written work is provided.

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 8 votes

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2014-01-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4.5 (8 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827151 2014-01-14

Book Summary

From John D. MacDonald, one of the enduring American novelists of the twentieth century, comes a science fiction classic with a timeless premise. An aimless young man discovers a way to stop the world in its tracks—and that’s when his life truly begins. Introduction by Dean Koontz Once an ordinary math teacher, Omar Krepps developed a knack for gambling, amassed a fabulous fortune, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world and giving away his millions. Upon his death, however, Krepps bequeaths nothing to his nephew and only living blood relative, Kirby Winter—nothing, that is, except an antique watch and a sealed letter to be opened after one year. But Kirby has much more in his possession than he realizes. The watch has the power to manipulate time. Not only does this revelation shed light on the mystery of his uncle’s life, it puts Kirby on the path to unimaginable wealth and a new lease on love . . . as well as a whole host of deadly troubles. Even in a universe where time is no issue, Kirby must tread carefully to stay one step ahead of danger. Praise for John D. MacDonald “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 “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz “John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time.”—John Saul

Wine of the Dreamers

Wine of the Dreamers

Wine of the Dreamers
Rating 4 / 5 based on 3 votes

Wine of the Dreamers is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Wine of the Dreamers details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (3 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827127 2013-06-11

Book Summary

Wine of the Dreamers, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. They are the Watchers: pale laboratory creatures living in a remote, sealed-off world. Their game, their religion, their release is to dream, and their dreams carry across the galaxy to lodge in the minds of the inhabitants of another world: the planet Earth. But as the human race approaches a dream of their own—traveling beyond their own planet to other worlds—the Watchers step in. For escape from Earth is an impossible dream, one that the Watchers will go to any length to destroy. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

The Price of Murder

The Price of Murder

The Price of Murder
Rating 4 / 5 based on 6 votes

The Price of Murder is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Price of Murder details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (6 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826988 2013-06-11

Book Summary

The Price of Murder, one of many classic novels from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. On the surface, they seem like three very different men: Danny Bronson, a cunning ex-con struggling to go straight; his brother, Lee, a former gridiron star turned college professor; and Johnny Keefler, a crooked parole officer who lives for revenge. But they all grew up in the same corner of town, a grim little slum known as “The Sink,” where life is cheap and might makes right. And a story that’s just as dark unfolds when their paths cross as men—at the intersection of brutal violence, illicit liaisons, a “foolproof” scam . . . and the intoxicating allure of cold, hard cash. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure
Rating 3 / 5 based on 3 votes

Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure is Language Arts & Disciplines books by Jack Bickham, publish by Penguin 1999-03-15. You may find Jack Bickham info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Elements of Fiction Writing - Scene & Structure details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (3 readers) Jack Bickham Penguin 1599637979 1999-03-15

Book Summary

Craft your fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability. An imprisoned man receives an unexpected caller, after which "everything changed..." And the reader is hooked. But whether or not readers will stay on for the entire wild ride will depend on how well the writer structures the story, scene by scene. This book is your game plan for success. Using dozens of examples from his own work - including Dropshot,Tiebreaker and other popular novels - Jack M. Bickham will guide you in building a sturdy framework for your novel, whatever its form or length. You'll learn how to: • "worry" your readers into following your story to the end • prolong your main character's struggle while moving the story ahead • juggle cause and effect to serve your story action As you work on crafting compelling scenes that move the reader, moment by moment, toward the story's resolution, you'll see why... • believable fiction must make more sense than real life • every scene should end in disaster • some scenes should be condensed, and others built big Whatever your story, this book can help you arrive at a happy ending in the company of satisfied readers.

Mystery fiction and modern life

Mystery fiction and modern life

Mystery fiction and modern life
Rating 4 / 5 based on 256 votes

Mystery fiction and modern life is books by R. Gordon Kelly, publish by Univ. Press of Mississippi N.a. You may find R. Gordon Kelly info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Mystery fiction and modern life details.


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4 (256 readers) R. Gordon Kelly Univ. Press of Mississippi 9781617034404 N.a

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Ballroom of the Skies

Ballroom of the Skies

Ballroom of the Skies
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

Ballroom of the Skies is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-06-11. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ballroom of the Skies details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (2 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827119 2013-06-11

Book Summary

Ballroom of the Skies, a classic science fiction novel from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally torn by war? Why men of goodwill, seeking only peace, are driven relentlessly to further disaster? In a future society, where India rules the globe and everyone chases the mighty rupee, the First Atomic War has just ended. Already the Second is clearly building. People shrug. War is man’s nature, they think. And that’s what newspaper reporter Dake Lorin thinks, too . . . until he becomes aware of the aliens living among us and discovers their sinister purpose—as well as the strange and monstrous explanation for humankind’s seemingly limitless capacity for violence and destruction. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—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 View to a Death in the Morning

A View to a Death in the Morning

A View to a Death in the Morning
Rating 4 / 5 based on 501 votes

A View to a Death in the Morning is History books by Matt Cartmill, publish by Harvard University Press 1996-10-01. You may find Matt Cartmill info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A View to a Death in the Morning details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (501 readers) Matt Cartmill Harvard University Press 0674029259 1996-10-01

Book Summary

What brought the ape out of the trees, and so the man out of the ape, was a taste for blood. This is how the story went, when a few fossils found in Africa in the 1920s seemed to point to hunting as the first human activity among our simian forebears—the force behind our upright posture, skill with tools, domestic arrangements, and warlike ways. Why, on such slim evidence, did the theory take hold? In this engrossing book Matt Cartmill searches out the origins, and the strange allure, of the myth of Man the Hunter. An exhilarating foray into cultural history, A View to a Death in the Morning shows us how hunting has figured in the western imagination from the myth of Artemis to the tale of Bambi—and how its evolving image has reflected our own view of ourselves. A leading biological anthropologist, Cartmill brings remarkable wit and wisdom to his story. Beginning with the killer-ape theory in its post–World War II version, he takes us back through literature and history to other versions of the hunting hypothesis. Earlier accounts of Man the Hunter, drafted in the Renaissance, reveal a growing uneasiness with humanity’s supposed dominion over nature. By delving further into the history of hunting, from its promotion as a maker of men and builder of character to its image as an aristocratic pastime, charged with ritual and eroticism, Cartmill shows us how the hunter has always stood between the human domain and the wild, his status changing with cultural conceptions of that boundary. Cartmill’s inquiry leads us through classical antiquity and Christian tradition, medieval history, Renaissance thought, and the Romantic movement to the most recent controversies over wilderness management and animal rights. Modern ideas about human dominion find their expression in everything from scientific theories and philosophical assertions to Disney movies and sporting magazines. Cartmill’s survey of these sources offers fascinating insight into the significance of hunting as a mythic metaphor in recent times, particularly after the savagery of the world wars reawakened grievous doubts about man’s place in nature. A masterpiece of humanistic science, A View to a Death in the Morning is also a thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human, to stand uncertainly between the wilderness of beast and prey and the peaceable kingdom. This richly illustrated book will captivate readers on every side of the dilemma, from the most avid hunters to their most vehement opponents to those who simply wonder about the import of hunting in human nature.

The Red Hot Typewriter

The Red Hot Typewriter

The Red Hot Typewriter
Rating 3 / 5 based on 662 votes

The Red Hot Typewriter is Biography & Autobiography books by Hugh Merrill, publish by Minotaur Books 2000-08-12. You may find Hugh Merrill info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Red Hot Typewriter details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (662 readers) Hugh Merrill Minotaur Books 0312273738 2000-08-12

Book Summary

Although John D. MacDonald published seventy novels and more than five hundred short stories in his lifetime, he is remembered best for his Travis McGee series. He introduced McGee in 1964 with The Deep Blue Goodbye. With Travis McGee, MacDonald changed the pattern of the hardboiled private detectives who preceeded him. McGee has a social conscience, holds thoughtful conversations with his retired economist buddy Meyer, and worries about corporate greed, racism and the Florida ecolgoy in a long series whose brand recognition for the series the author cleverly advanced by inserting a color in every title. Merrill carefully builds a picture of a man who in unexpected ways epitomized the Horatio Alger sagas that comprised his strict father's secular bible. From a financially struggling childhood and a succession of drab nine-to-five occupations, MacDonald settled down to writing for a living (a lifestyle that would have horrified his father). He worked very hard and was rewarded with a more than decent livelihood. But unlike Alger's heroes, MacDonald had a lot of fun doing it.

Your God is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture

Your God is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture

Your God is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture
Rating 4 / 5 based on 128 votes

Your God is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture is Religion books by John Wiley Nelson, publish by Wipf and Stock Publishers 2015-02-05. You may find John Wiley Nelson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Your God is Alive and Well and Appearing in Popular Culture details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (128 readers) John Wiley Nelson Wipf and Stock Publishers 1498219268 2015-02-05

Book Summary

Is it possible that American Christians hold to two distinct sets of beliefs and values without knowing the difference? One is a Christian set, which is openly affirmed every Sunday; the other is an American set, which is more hidden within the forms of our popular entertainment culture. Through mediums like Westerns, country music, and detective novels, John Nelson explains how we internalize our American values without even knowing it. This book is largely intended for preachers who, of all people, should realize how American Christians internalize both sets of values without understanding the contradictions. The purpose of this book is to help preachers and congregations alike recognize the differences in order to account for them in preaching as well as in the church's life in community.

Pale Gray for Guilt

Pale Gray for Guilt

Pale Gray for Guilt
Rating 4 / 5 based on 10 votes

Pale Gray for Guilt is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Pale Gray for Guilt details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (10 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826708 2013-01-08

Book Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, Pale Gray for Guilt is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee’s old football buddy Tush Bannon is resisting pressure to sell off his floundering motel and marina to a group of influential movers and shakers. Then he’s found dead. For a big man, Tush was a pussycat: devoted to his wife and three kids and always optimistic about his business—even when things were at their worst. So even though his death is ruled a suicide, McGee suspects murder . . . and a vile conspiracy. “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz Tush Bannon was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. His measly plot of land just so happened to sit right in the middle of a rich parcel of five hundred riverfront acres that big-money real estate interests decided they simply must have. It didn’t matter that Tush was a nice guy with a family, or that he never knew he was dealing with a criminal element. They squashed him like a bug and walked away, counting their change. But one thing they never counted on: the gentle giant had a not-so-gentle friend in Travis McGee. And now he’s going to make them pay. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

Dead Low Tide

Dead Low Tide

Dead Low Tide
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Dead Low Tide is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2014-01-14. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Dead Low Tide details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307827054 2014-01-14

Book Summary

Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D. MacDonald, the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGee novels. On the coast of Florida, a working stiff is wrongfully accused of murdering his boss—and must outwit one of MacDonald’s signature villains to save his life. Introduction by Dean Koontz A college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock is stuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But when Andy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise—and then promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that’s what it looks like, until the police rule it homicide—with the murder weapon belonging to Andy. The harpoon gun had been stolen out of Andy’s garage, and the boss’s wife makes the outrageous claim that she and Andy were having an affair. He’s been set up. To clear his name, he’ll have to find the real killer. But Andy soon discovers that he’s up against more than a two-bit thief—he’s been targeted by absolute evil, a monster with no compassion for his fellow man. Praise for John D. MacDonald and Dead Low Tide “John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “The writing is marked by sharp observation, vivid dialogue, and a sense of sweet warm horror.”—The New York Times “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

Free Fall in Crimson

Free Fall in Crimson

Free Fall in Crimson
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 5 votes

Free Fall in Crimson is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Free Fall in Crimson details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (5 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826805 2013-01-08

Book Summary

"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER This time out, McGee came close to losing his status as a living legend when he agreed to track down the killers who brutally murdered an ailing millionaire. For starters, he renewed an unfinished adventure with a famous--and oversexed--Hollywood actress, who led him into a very nasty nest of murderers involving a motorcycle gang, pornographic movies, and mad balloonists. And Mcgee relearned the old lesson--that only when he came close to the edge of death was he completely alive.

Cinnamon Skin

Cinnamon Skin

Cinnamon Skin
Rating 3 / 5 based on 164 votes

Cinnamon Skin is Fiction books by John D. MacDonald, publish by Random House 2013-01-08. You may find John D. MacDonald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Cinnamon Skin details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (164 readers) John D. MacDonald Random House 0307826813 2013-01-08

Book Summary

When Travis McGee's friend Meyer lent his boat to his niece Norma, and her new husband Even, the boat exploded out in the waters of the Florida Keys. Travis McGee thinks it's no accident, and clues lead him to ponder possibilities of drugs and also to wonder where Evan was when his wife was killed.... "Proves again that MacDonald keeps getting better with each new adventure." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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