By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, the lady within the undeniable Brown Wrapper is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
He had performed an incredible desire for her husband, then for the woman herself. Now she’s useless, and Travis McGee reveals that Helena Pearson Trescott had one final request of him: to determine why her attractive daughter Maureen retains attempting to kill herself. yet what can a devil-may-care seashore bum do for a tender mind?
“The Travis McGee novels are one of the best works of fiction ever penned through an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman
McGee makes his solution to the filthy rich city of castle Courtney, Florida, the place he realizes beautiful speedy that something’s simply now not correct. not just has Maureen’s health care professional killed herself, yet a string of murders and suicides are piling up—and not anyone turns out to have any answers.
Just whilst it sounds as if issues can’t get any stranger, McGee turns into the lead suspect within the homicide of a neighborhood nurse. as though Maureen didn’t have adequate difficulties, the guy on a project to avoid wasting her should keep himself first—before time runs out.
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