By John D. MacDonald
From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, the fast purple Fox is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
She’s the other of a damsel in misery: a well-known superstar, very attractive, a great deal accountable for her lifestyles. She’s simply made one little mistake and now she wishes Travis McGee to set it correct. the cash is sweet and Travis’s cash are short of replenishing. yet that’s now not the one cause he's taking the case. there's the motion picture star’s assistant—efficient and reserved, with a unhappiness beneath that makes McGee believe he’d courageous any possibility to assist her.
“John D. MacDonald is a shining instance for all us within the box. speak about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
Sultry celeb Lysa Dean has gotten herself right into a spot of blackmail, posing for bare pictures whereas engaging in a debauched celebration close to vast Sur. If the images get out, Lysa’s engagement to her wealthy, strait laced fiancé doesn’t stand an opportunity. input Travis McGee, who’s agreed to place a cease to the extortion, operating along Lysa’s assistant, Dana Holtzer.
They start by way of monitoring down every person linked to the lurid night, and shortly adequate they’re led on a chase around the kingdom as homicide after homicide piles up. extra complicating issues, Travis and Dana’s dating quickly turns steamy. And simply while he thinks he is aware precisely the place issues are headed, one huge twist shakes McGee’s lifestyles to the very foundation.
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Ring back. ” The phone was trilling as he walked through the door. He hadn’t spoken to Maggie for eighteen months, since they’d bumped into one another in the Playhouse bar during the interval of a Willy Russell play, but it might have been yesterday as she came on to the line. Her voice was as warm as ever, although it faltered a little as she commiserated with him. ” “Yes,” she said. “Yes, of course. ” “I was hoping, right away. ” “You know the Traders’ Club in Old Hall Street? We have a firm’s membership there.
For all he knew, she might be at the Demi-Monde or Huskisson’s with some new bloke she’d just picked up. Of course, he should blame himself for succumbing to the temptation of her note like an addict craving for another fix. “Well, that’s enough from me,” said the compère and a slurred voice from the audience bellowed assent. “Now is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. ” He rolled off the last word with a Gallic flourish before rising to a new crescendo: “Yes, ladies and gentlemen. The enchanting.
A handwritten card on the door said that the Freak Shop would be closed this afternoon. The truanting schoolkids who were pressing their noses to the glass, admiring the naughty nighties, could goggle to their hearts’ content. Further down the road, he paused for a moment outside Mama Reilly’s. But there was no reason to go inside and it was time to return to Fenwick Court. Back at New Commodities House, Suzanne’s sheikh had presumably got his woman and the switchboard girl was now tackling a thousand-pager about sex in Hollywood.