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The Deep Blue Good By

Author: John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307827259
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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

The Lonely Silver Rain Introduction By Lee Child

Author: John D MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448170400
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'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. 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. McGee knows the dangerous link between Florida boatjackings and the drug trade, and he’s vowed never to swim with the sharks. But when Billy Ingraham, a self-made tycoon, bets that McGee can locate his $700,000 custom cruiser, he decides to jump straight in. After a friend leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee immediately regrets not going with his gut. The yacht is no longer an ordinary boat. It’s a slaughterhouse. Shortly followed by the return of a ghost from his past, Travis realises that this case may be his last . . . First published in 1984, The Lonely Silver Rain features an introduction by Lee Child JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER 'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King 'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons 'A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton 'The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness' - Jonathan Kellerman '. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz 'A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field' - Mary Higgins Clark 'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain 'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul

The Deep Blue Goodby

Author: John D MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448170222
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'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. 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. Travis McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet 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. As Travis hunts for the ruthless man who steals women’s sensibilities and livelihoods, 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 . . . First published in 1964, The Deep Blue Goodbye features an introduction by Lee Child JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER 'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King 'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons 'A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton 'The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness' - Jonathan Kellerman '. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz 'A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field' - Mary Higgins Clark 'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain 'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul

Drei Am Haken

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537402284
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Der Spitzel und Kleingauner Jake »Schnipser« Jablon macht sich eine Menge neuer Feinde, als er die Laufbahn wechselt und von Informant auf Erpresser umsattelt. Früher oder später, vermutet er, wird einer seiner neuen Kunden handgreiflich werden, und wen wird das kümmern?Er sitzt an einem Tisch mit Matthew Scudder, schnipst einen Silberdollar an und lässt ihn auf dem Tisch kreiseln. Schließlich ist das die Gewohnheit, die ihm seinen Spitznamen eingebracht hat. Dann heuert er Scudder an, einen Mord aufzuklären, der sich noch nicht ereignet hat.Niemand ist sonderlich überrascht, als Schnipser mit eingeschlagenem Schädel im East River treibend gefunden wird. Noch schlimmer: Es kümmert niemanden - außer Matthew Scudder. Der Ex-Cop und Privatdetektiv ist kein pflichtversessener Racheengel. Aber er ist willig, Leib und Leben zu riskieren, um Schnipsers mörderisch-aggressive Kunden zur Rede zu stellen. Schließlich ist ein Job ein Job - und Scudder wurde bezahlt, einen Mörder zu finden. Bezahlt vom Opfer ... im Voraus.»Drei am Haken« ist die deutsche Neuübersetzung des zweiten Romans mit Lawrence Blocks charismatischster Figur, Matthew Scudder. Von Daseinsangst geplagt, hat Scudder Frau und Kinder verlassen und den Polizeidienst quittiert. Nun lebt er allein in einem Hotel im New Yorker Stadtteil Hell's Kitchen und ernährt sich von Bourbon und Kaffee in der Kneipe von Jimmy Armstrong um die Ecke. Das Geld, das er zum Leben braucht, verdient er sich als Privatdetektiv ohne Lizenz, indem er, wie er es ausdrückt, »Freunden Gefälligkeiten erweist«.Schnipser Jablon war nicht unbedingt ein Freund, und es ist zu spät, ihm einen Gefallen zu erweisen. Aber Scudder war schon immer ein Mann, der tut, was getan werden muss ...

Travis Mcgee Books 1 3

Author: John D MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144817144X
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'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. 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. Discover Travis McGee with this special collection of the first three titles of John D. MacDonald’s classic series. The Deep Blue Goodbye Travis McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet 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 . . . Nightmare in Pink Travis McGee’s old army buddy needs a favour. His sister’s fiancé has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he’s closing in on the truth he finds himself taken captive. Some people will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don’t get out . . . A Purple Place for Dying Travis McGee isn’t sure he wants to help Mona, a woman trapped in a marriage with a wealthy businessman whom she is convinced is stealing from her trust fund. That is until he sees Mona shot dead on the cliffs near her cabin. But when he arrives at the scene, her body is gone. And there’s no trace of them ever having met. Will Travis prove that what he saw was real, and unravel a complex murder web, in time to save his own skin? Features an introduction by Lee Child JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER 'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King '. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz 'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain 'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul

The Gray Man Unter Killern

Author: Mark Greaney
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 3865524060
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The Gray Man - Die US-Bestseller-Serie. Court Gentry ist ein guter Mensch. Und er ist ein perfekter Killer ... Er bewegt sich lautlos von Auftrag zu Auftrag und vollbringt Unmögliches. Er trifft immer sein Ziel - und dann, wie ein Schatten, ist er verschwunden: The Gray Man. Im Auftrag der US-Regierung hat Court die blutigen Jobs in Syrien und dem Irak erledigt. Doch zu seinem Entsetzen erfährt er, dass das Team, das ihn retten sollte, ihn nun beseitigen will. Es gibt Mächte, die tödlicher sind als Court Gentry. Und in ihren Augen ist er jetzt nicht mehr nützlich. Lee Child: 'Hart, rasant und unerbittlich - genau so muss ein Thriller sein.' Chicago Sun-Times: 'Ein hochexplosiver Thriller, der einen keine Sekunde zu Atmen kommen lässt.' Mark Greaney schloss u. a. ein Studium der Politikwissenschaft ab. Er spricht neben Englisch noch Spanisch und Deutsch. Zusammen mit Tom Clancy schrieb er mehrere Nr.1-Bestseller. Auch seine eigenen Gray Man-Romane (bei Festa in Vorbereitung) wurden zu Bestsellern und sollen in Hollywood verfilmt werden. Mark lebt in Memphis, Tennessee, wo er auch zur Welt kam.