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When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face-down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred — and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.

Review:

Published in 1965, 1963, and 1950, respectively, this trio feature Macdonald's hard-boiled private detective Lew Archer. The plots involve murder, deceit, blackmail, sex, and all those other goodies that make for great crime stories." Library Journal

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"Ross Macdonald is one of the great crime writers, up there with Hammett and Chandler." Glasgow Evening Times

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"Fast moving, smoothly written, first-rate whodunit of the hard-boiled school." The New York Times Book Review

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"Ross Macdonald remains the grandmaster, taking the crime novel to new heights by imbuing it with psychological resonance, complexity of story, and richness of style that remain awe inspiring. Those of us in his wake owe him a debt that can never be paid." Jonathan Kellerman

Synopsis:

Lew Archer, a private detective, is hired by Maude Slocum to investigate a poison pen letter, but when Archer arrives he discovers her mother-in-law drowned in the family pool.

About the Author

Ross Macdonald (1915-83) was the pseudonym of writer Kenneth Millar, married to fellow author Margaret Millar, and the author of over 25 highly acclaimed novels. Born during WW1 in California he became best known for his extraordinary series of crime novels featuring the private eye Lew Archer. He broke new ground in the genre, picking up the baton dropped by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett and taking the crime novel to new heights. Macdonald was voted a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1973 and died of Alzheimer's in Santa Barbara ten years later.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679768067
Author:
MacDonald, Ross
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
MacDonald, Ross
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
Archer, Lew
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
366
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .51 in .75 lb

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Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679768067 Reviews:
"Review" by , Published in 1965, 1963, and 1950, respectively, this trio feature Macdonald's hard-boiled private detective Lew Archer. The plots involve murder, deceit, blackmail, sex, and all those other goodies that make for great crime stories."
"Review" by , "Ross Macdonald is one of the great crime writers, up there with Hammett and Chandler."
"Review" by , "Fast moving, smoothly written, first-rate whodunit of the hard-boiled school."
"Review" by , "Ross Macdonald remains the grandmaster, taking the crime novel to new heights by imbuing it with psychological resonance, complexity of story, and richness of style that remain awe inspiring. Those of us in his wake owe him a debt that can never be paid."
"Synopsis" by , Lew Archer, a private detective, is hired by Maude Slocum to investigate a poison pen letter, but when Archer arrives he discovers her mother-in-law drowned in the family pool.
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