9780812983937

A Purple Place for Dying

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  • ISBN13:

    9780812983937

  • ISBN10:

    0812983939

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2013-02-12
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Summary

From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Purple Place for Dyingis one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Author Biography

John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.

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