One of my favorites is MURDER IN THE WIND, the weather becomes a character in and of itself. Another of my favorites, which is not on your list, is APRIL EVIL. I recently picked up a copy, along with THE EXECUTIONERS, during a business trip to New Mexico and enjoyed it immensly!
________________________________________ From: email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brian Thornton [email@example.com] Sent: April 18, 2009 12:51 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RARA-AVIS: John D. MacDonald Gold Medal Treasure Trove!
Dear Fellow Rare Birds-
I was recently at the university where I earned my Masters' Degree, giving a
breakfast talk on Lincoln (I wrote a book on him a few years back), and had
a chance to catch up with the now-retired prof who taught the only creative
writing class I've ever taken: a class on how to write a mystery.
My prof was looking for homes for his book collection (he's down-sizing),
and graciously offered that he had "a few John D. MacDonald Gold Medals
lying around," and would I be interested in taking them? I said yes, he
said he'd ship them to me, and I nearly forgot about it.
Well, they arrived yesterday, and there were more than "a few"!
Thirty-three in all! I've heard a few of them praised on this list (ONE
MONDAY WE KILLED THEM ALL, for example), but I was wondering if any of my
fellow Rare Birds might have a particular favorite among them. I've listed
them below, and would some input from the rest of you!
All the Best-
END OF THE TIGER (short story anthology)
DEAD LOW TIDE
THE NEON JUNGLE
ALL THESE CONDEMNED
AREA OF SUSPICION
CRY HARD, CRY FAST
A MAN OF AFFAIRS
THE PRICE OF MURDER
A BULLET FOR CINDERELLA
YOU LIVE ONCE
MURDER IN THE WIND
THE EMPTY TRAP
THE BEACH GIRLS
PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS
THE ONLY GIRL IN THE GAME
THE END OF THE NIGHT
ONE MONDAY WE KILLED THEM ALL
WHERE IS JANICE GANTRY
SLAM THE DOOR
A KEY TO THE SUITE
ON THE RUN
Non-Gold Medal titles included:
OTHER TIMES, OTHER WORLDS (Sci-Fi short story collection)
BALLROOM OF THE SKIES (Sci-Fi Novel)
WINE OF THE DREAMERS (Sci-Fi Novel)
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