The book itself is slightly age-toned on the page edges, has a couple of foxing spots on the front free end page, along with previous owner's name. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. He is charged with getting the jewels back, for a fee. The sullen look was all gone from her face. MacDonald's more than 70 mystery-thrillers, including his well-known and bestselling Travis McGee series. Cliff Bartells is an insurance investigator in Flower City, on Florida's gulf coast.
First chapter is a super efficient setup: the crime, the task, the stakes, the carrot, and the character all connected and careening into the hot Florida sun, so setting, too. All in all, this book is a fantastic introduction to the world of John McDonald and leaves the reader eager to start another such book. His novel The Executioners 1958 , basis for the movie Cape Fear is hard to find in nice condition. You can almost see the story playing out in black and white on the big screen. Shorter and less complex than fairy tales Marchen , such legends were far more popular in Swedish oral tradition and were related closely to the everyday lives of the community.
But if MacDonald was anything like his main character, Bartells, that probably wouldn't even faze him. One company, however, began publishing paperb ack originals. The exceptions are the earliest Gold Medal paperback number 124 from , the nice 35 cent cover, from , the one with the brandy and the automatic, from. About this Item: Fawcett, 1981. Sure, there are some ultra violent scenes, and being published in 1950, the love scenes are tasteful. On a morning when the tanned young things.
MacDonald, was an American writer best known for his series of detective novels featuring protagonist Travis McGee. That said, unfortunately the Kindle version isn't as pristine as I would like. After much twists and turns, everything false in place: the wicked are punished some more drastically than others , the righteous are rewarded some more lucratively then others and the heroine gets a shot at becoming a respectable housewife, or something. Sharp First Printing, 1950 No cover price. The sullen look was all gone from her face. John was an incredibly prolific author of primarily crime and mystery fiction and, between 1946 and 1986, published nearly 400 stories and over 65 novels.
Bibliographic references are unobtrusively provided throughout and are gathered into a useful bibliography. This is a stand alone novel, not part of his McGee series, but like many of M'Donald's other books, this one takes pla The Brass Cupcake, published by Fawcett in 1950, was John D. On a morning when the tanned young things. These tales are placed in ethnographic and folkloristic context by a lengthy general Introduction, and each tale is accompanied by a note indicating where known the source, collector, date and location of the recording, and summarizing the relevant comparative and interpretive data. It has mobsters, crooked cops, beautiful women, and a classic setting in sensuous post-war Florida.
Light wear to corners of wrappers and spine edges. While the book's lead protagonist is not Travis himself, I found aspects of Travis McGee sprinkled throughout this story. The mouth was hers alone. Lonely Silver Rain is the 21st and final book of John D. Originally published in America in 1950. The cops wold like nothing better than a chance to pin something on him and put him away.
The plot is nicely twisted and the characters a lot livelier than any stereotype. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. The legends in this book deal primarily with the supernatural and are indicative of Swedish folk beliefs widespread in rural areas until fairly recently. Ostensibly a mystery, it was more following the protagonists thoughts It was told in the first person , the guilty party being more or less apparent. And that's exactly what Travis McGhee is doing at the start of the McGhee series. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. The bakers from D ayton and the shoe clerks from Buffalo still came down, but the high rentals had shoved them inland off the beaches, in as far as the swamps and the mangroves and the orange juice factories.
There are brawls in parking lots and murders plenty and crosses and double crosses. The actual mystery element is not unique, but what makes this book exceptional is the excellent descriptions that McDonald gives of the people and places. It's about time I followed up my previous post on John D. Clearly MacDonald's apprenticeship writing short stories for the pulp magazines — he sold over 200 between 1945 and 1950 — paid off spectacularly in terms of giving him command of his craft. Cliff was a lieutenant, refused to play a dirty cop on the take, is demoted to foot patrol, then quits and goes to work for Security Theft and Accidental Insurance Company. First, there's a scene where Bartells and Kathy, a secretary from work with whom he's engaged in months of playful sexual banter, find themselves alone in Bartell's apartment and where Kathy suddenly becomes wildly passionate. Having quit the force over an ethical crisis, Cliff now recovers stolen merchandise for his employers.