A Purple Place for Dying

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A Purple Place for Dying
First edition cover
Author John D. MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Series Travis McGee
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Fawcett Publications
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 320
ISBN 978-0-449-22438-0
OCLC 34612267
Preceded by Nightmare in Pink
Followed by The Quick Red Fox

A Purple Place for Dying (1964) is the third novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald.

Plot summary[edit]

McGee is drawn away from his usual haunt of Florida by a job offer from Mona Yeoman, who suspects that her estranged husband has stolen from her considerable trust fund. Before the investigation begins, Mona is murdered before McGee's eyes by an unseen gunman. By the time he summons the police to the scene, her body has disappeared. McGee then sets out to solve her murder.


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