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A Bullet for Cinderella by [MacDonald, John D.]
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3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 194 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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'The great entertainer of our age and a mesmerizing storyteller' Stephen King

About the Author

John D. MacDonald (1916-1986)

John D. MacDonald was born in Pennsylvania and married Dorothy Prentiss in 1937, graduating from Syracuse University the following year and receiving an MBA from Harvard in 1939. It was Dorothy who was responsible for the publication of his first work, when she submitted a short story that he had sent home while on military service. It was initially rejected by Esquire but went on to be published by Story magazine - and so began MacDonald's writing career. One of the best-loved and most successful of all the masters of hard-boiled crime and suspense, John D. Macdonald was producing brilliant fiction long after many of his contemporaries had been forgotten, and is still highly regarded today. The Executioners, possibly the best known of his non-series novels, was filmed as Cape Fear in 1962 and 1991, but many of the crime thrillers he produced between 1953 and 1964 are considered masterpieces, and he drew praise from such literary greats as Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen King, who declared him to be 'the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller'. His novels are often set in his adopted home of Florida, including those featuring his famous series character Travis McGee, which appeared between 1964 and 1985. He served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and in 1972 was elected a Grand Master, an honour granted only to the greatest crime writers of their generation, including Ross MacDonald, John Le Carré and P. D. James. He won many awards throughout his long career, and was the only mystery writer ever to win the National Book Award, for The Green Ripper.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A97RBNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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At the time of writing this review, this is the only JDM book on kindle.

Feeling nostalgic for noir, I can say that this short story is a quick and enjoyably easy read that is very much a book of the 50's.

However, JDM excelled with the McGee series, and whilst the plot of this novel is every bit as good as a McGee, the characters aren't as well drawn.

So, it's good, but no great.
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I was completely ignorant of John D Macdonald before I found a copy of the Executioners in a charity shop and realised that it had been transformed into Cape Fear for the 2 films. This was cheap on Kindle so I thought I'd give it a go.

It was a fantastic read, great characters, compelling storyline and written with such style. I couldn't help but read it with an american accent in mind. If you like good thrillers, you'll love this - an intelligent page turner. I'm off to read the 50 other books he wrote!
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the least pretentious book I've ever read I think. just tells the story of greed and murder plainly and effectively, and compellingly. good stuff
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