“A spare disciplined prose that no one will be able to read without thinking of Hemingway. But MacEnulty has made the style her own.”—Observer
“MacEnulty writes with sympathy, wisdom and—an unexpected blessing—humour.”—Guardian
“The dirty realistic landscape sometimes steps aside for bittersweet coming-of-age flashbacks, but mostly we’re in swampy hell. Harry Crews would love it.”—Uncut
Time to Say Goodbye tells the story of a suburban wife and mother with a deadly past and the detective who is determined to find out the truth. When a motel maid in Gainesville, Florida, is brutally murdered, Detective Bullock believes the crime may be linked to three 25-year-old murders. Later, when another woman disappears, Bullock discovers a connection that his superiors don’t want him to pursue. Working on his own time, Bullock follows a lead to a realtor in North Carolina. Another kidnapping takes him back to Florida and into the eye of a hurricane, where he must battle the elements to save lives. Pat MacEnulty’s first mystery, Time to Say Goodbye is a triumphant invasion of the traditionally male world of noir writing.
Pat MacEnulty lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council.
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Pat MacEnulty lives in North Carolina and is working on another novel. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Florida Arts Council and several other fellowships and awards for her writing.From Publishers Weekly:
Patsy Palmer, a happily married suburban mom and successful Charlotte, N.C., real estate agent, has a secret. A really, really big secret. Over two decades ago, when she was known as Vera Lee Gifford, she was convicted of three murders: the owner of the bar where she worked as an exotic dancer, the owner's bodyguard and the wife of her boyfriend's lawyer. After breaking out of prison, she transforms herself into a solid citizen by taking a new name, graduating from college and eventually marrying good-guy Tom Palmer. When younger sister Fancy Lee decides to find Vera, Patsy's picture-perfect life begins to unravel. An old prison pal of Vera's, Thelma Jackson, has been murdered, and Gainesville, Fla., police detective Rodney Ellis, who years ago arrested the teenaged Vera, is called in to investigate. Patsy fights to keep her early years a secret, but soon the past comes back to bite her, and she's fighting for not only her own life but her young daughter's as well. It's a tangled tale whose twists and turns explain the hows and whys, but lackluster writing, a preponderance of coincidence and a familiar story keep the ending and its revelations from being much of a surprise. (Mar.)
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Descripción Serpent's Tail, UK, 2006. Softcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Available Now. Book Description: When Vera Lee was found guilty of the murder of three people she believed she must have committed the crimes. If the jury and prosecutor said she did it, then she must have ? but then, she couldn?t remember a single thing about September 26th 1976. Now, 25 years later, when a motel maid is found murdered in Gainesville Florida, Detective Rodney Ellis believes the crime may be linked to Vera Lee, the young girl he picked up so long ago, the stoned-out blonde in the bikini who fell against him and called him Daddy. But Ellis discovers a connection that his superiors don?t want him to pursue. Working on his own time, he follows leads that take him back to Florida and into the eye of the hurricane, where he must battle the elements to save lives. ?This is writing without pretence, but with real power. Prose stripped down to its essence, and characters revealed in quick, sure-handed brushstrokes. an exciting and multi-layered performance by a writer of clear talent? James W Hall Praise for MacEnulty?s previous novels: ?A spare disciplined prose that no one will be able to read without thinking of Hemingway. But MacEnulty has made the style her own? Observer ?MacEnulty writes with sympathy, wisdom and ? an unexpected blessing ? humour? Guardian : Review: ?This is writing without pretence, but with real power. Prose stripped down to its essence, and characters revealed in quick, sure-handed brushstrokes. an exciting and multi-layered performance by a writer of clear talent? James W Hall "Pat MacEnulty: s "Time to Say Goodbye" starts fast and strong and whiplashes along to an explosive and emotional conclusion. This is writing without pretence, but with real power. Prose stripped down to its essence, and characters revealed in quick sure-handed brushstrokes. Capturing settings from the boomtown of Charlotte, North Carolina to corners of South Florida rarely seen, MacEnulty is at home in many milieus. This is an exciting?and?multi-layered performance by a writer of clear talent." James W. Hall ?Packed with razor-sharp dialogue and jet black humour?punctuated with powerful cinematic imagery, Time To Say Goodbye is a first-rate crime noir with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster?as memorable as her debut, Sweet Fire? Diva ?Fast-paced? Daily Express ?Its terrific?Time To Say Goodbye is perfectly paced?riveting? The Times ?This is a cracking novel well worth seeking out?first class? Independent on Sunday ?Time to Say Goodbye is wonderfully written and utterly engaging from start to finish. Once again, Pat McEnulty proves to be a master of crime fiction? Big Issue ?Engaging characters and well-crafted prose? an absorbing, dirty little tale that could find it?s way to the big screen with enough vim and vigour to spin out most audiences? Buzz 'MacEnulty's novel is filled with quirky and vibrant characters and the pace of Rodney's investigation effectively complements the unfolding elements of the story (Flux) : About the Author: Pat MacEnulty is the author of three novels and a book of short stories. She grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and, after a period of drug addiction and imprisonment began writing. She now runs writing and drama workshops for prisoners and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Size: 12.7 x 2 x 19.6 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 1852424680. ISBN/EAN: 9781852424688. Nº de ref. de la librería F239-1102
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