A PURPLE PLACE FOR DYING by John D. MacDonald

A PURPLE PLACE FOR DYING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here's that man again, that 110 proof man in his third appearance--it came out in paper. Aficionados--and the census would have trouble taking a count--will notice the difference: the writing is tighter;there are those existential insights dropped like incontestable truths ("Remorse is the ultimate in self-abuse"). However characters disappear for good before they barely cross the page--a rich woman, the husband who'd been covertly cleaning out her estate; her gentle lover and his sister (she's also an almost). Then a dingy, surrogate domestic situation is revealed. Exigent as ever, particularly with McGee in his leaner, hungrier, younger days.
Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1976
ISBN: 0449224384
Page count: 322pp
Publisher: Lippincott
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1976




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