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Detective Book Club: A Purple place for dying; Home to roost; The Terrorists
Detective Book Club A Purple place for dying Home to roost The Terrorists Author:John D. MacDonald, Andrew Garve, Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall 1: A Purple place for dying by John D. MacDonald (c)1964: Travis McGee leaves his base at Fort Lauderdale for California on a call for help from a girl who believes her husband, as trustee, has appropriated most of her inheritance. Of course, McGee's efforts immediately activate some nervous trigger fingers that wish to end McGee's interference... more » in some very carefully planned schemes; 2: Home to roost by Andrew Grave (c)1976: Minor, rather prosaic novelist Walter Haines loses his attractive wife, Laura, to a well-known TV personalilty. Soon after the TV star tires of Laura, he is found murdered. Laura was not the only lady to be favored, and so, at the end, the police have an overabundance of suspects: the man they velieve did the job, and two confessors. One is Haines, and other is the fiance of another of the stars rejects; 3: The Terrorists by Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall(c)1975: 10th & last Martin Beck mystery; the core of the plot concerns how the Swedish police led by Beck, plan to protect the life of a conservative U.S. Senator on a visit to Stockholm. Two mini-subplots add excitement to this fine tale of suspense.« less
Carole T. (CatTrix58) reviewed Detective Book Club: A Purple place for dying; Home to roost; The Terrorists on
Fun to go back and see that Travis McGee really has changed in some ways...for the good & bad! Also, farewell to character of Martin Beck...the wife and husband writer team end with the death of Per Wahloo, the husband of Maj. Home to Roost is just plain fun. The older mysteries had a underlying humor that no longer exists.