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By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, A Tan and Sandy Silence is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Travis McGee is unnerved whilst he gets an unforeseen guest—real property developer Harry Broll, who's confident that McGee is hiding his lacking spouse. offended and jealous, Harry will get off a shot prior to McGee can strive against his gun away. the article is, McGee hasn’t noticeable or heard from Mary Broll in 3 years, and it isn’t like her to maintain problems to herself—if she’s alive to inform them.

“As a tender author, all I ever sought after used to be to the touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz

McGee is a heartbeat clear of quandary. He’s aging, woman Jillian Brent-Archer is attempting to make him quiet down, and he’s simply been shot with no reasonable caution. frightened that he’s wasting his contact, McGee comes to a decision to get Harry off his case and turn out he’s nonetheless in most sensible shape multi functional fell swoop.

McGee’s look for Mary takes him to Grenada, the place he’s quickly tangling with con artists and terrifying French killers, let alone a slew of combined reasons. now not wallowing in self-pity, McGee has extra urgent concerns—like saving his personal dermis.

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Er schaute hinüber zu einer Vase voll verblühter Blumen, die die Köpfe hängen ließen. Ein Mitarbeiter der Spurensicherung hatte sich gerade darübergebeugt und suchte nach Fingerabdrücken. Der Pfarrer schluckte. « Er musterte Lee. Er wollte wohl sehen, wie der seine Erklärungen aufnahm. Offenbar versuchte Flaherty, seine Unschuld zu beweisen, was allerdings nicht zwingend bedeutete, dass er auch etwas zu verbergen hatte. Lee wusste, dass auch völlig Unschuldige manchmal in Gegenwart der Polizei nervös wurden.

Lee dachte daran, wie die letzten Momente im Leben der jungen Frau abgelaufen sein mussten: Eine Kraft von fünf Kilogramm auf der Kehle führte innerhalb von dreißig Sekunden zur Bewusstlosigkeit und etwa dreizehneinhalb Kilo über vier bis fünf Minuten zum Tod. Ihre Lippen waren blau angelaufen, ebenso wie die porzellangleichen Wangen. Wenigstens hat er ihr Gesicht nicht zerstört. Lee hatte schon oft darüber nachgedacht, wie merkwürdig es war, dass Strangulierte manchmal so friedlich wirkten, als wären alles Leid und aller Schmerz dieser Welt für immer von ihnen abgefallen.

Gut, Ralph«, sagte Butts. »Ich will Sie hier nicht lange festhalten. Fällt Ihnen irgendjemand ein, der Marie etwas hätte antun wollen? « �Also, sie war sehr nett und vertrauensselig. Ich wüsste niemanden, der sie nicht mochte. « Ralph rutschte auf seinem Stuhl nach vorn. »Eine Sache war da …« �Ja? « �Na ja, ich hatte das Gefühl, sie würde sich mit jemandem treffen – mit einem anderen, meine ich. « �Okay. « Ralph sah auf seine Finger, die fest ineinander verschlungen in seinem Schoß lagen. »Nein.

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