A Purple Place for Dying
First edition cover
|Author||John D. MacDonald|
|June 6, 1964|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Preceded by||Nightmare in Pink|
|Followed by||The Quick Red Fox|
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.
- Merril, Hugh (2000). The Red Hot Typewriter: The Life and Times of John D. MacDonald. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur. ISBN 978-0-312-20905-6.
- Geherin, David (1982). John D. MacDonald. F. Ungar Pub. Co. ISBN 978-0-8044-2232-1.
- "New Books Today". The New York Times: 21. June 6, 1964.
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