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    Ross MacDonald(Author)
It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring. But while Gunnarson made his way through a storm of deception, money, drugs, and passions, he couldn't guess how some big shots and small-timers would all end up with murder in common..."

"My favorite . . . [Macdonald] is first among those novelists who raised the genre from its roots in pulp fiction to serious literature." --P.D. James, from "Talking About Detective Fiction""[The] American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, brought to its zenith by Macdonald." --"New York Times Book Review""Macdonald should not be limited in audience to connoisseurs of mystery fiction. He is one of a handful of writers in the genre whose worth and quality surpass the limitations of the form." --"Los Angeles Times""Most mystery writers merely write about crime. Ross Macdonald writes about sin." --"The Atlantic""Without in the least abating my admiration for Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either of them." --Anthony Boucher"[Macdonald] carried form and style about as far as they would go, writing classic family tragedies in the guise of private detective mysteries." --"The Guardian" (London)"[Ross Macdonald] gives to the detective story that accent of class that the late Raymond Chandler did." --"Chicago Tribune"My favorite . . . [Macdonald] is first among those novelists who raised the genre from its roots in pulp fiction to serious literature. P.D. James, from Talking About Detective Fiction[The] American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, brought to its zenith by Macdonald. New York Times Book ReviewMacdonald should not be limited in audience to connoisseurs of mystery fiction. He is one of a handful of writers in the genre whose worth and quality surpass the limitations of the form. Los Angeles TimesMost mystery writers merely write about crime. Ross Macdonald writes about sin. The AtlanticWithout in the least abating my admiration for Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either of them. Anthony Boucher[Macdonald] carried form and style about as far as they would go, writing classic family tragedies in the guise of private detective mysteries. The Guardian (London)[Ross Macdonald] gives to the detective story that accent of class that the late Raymond Chandler did. Chicago Tribune"

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  • PDF | 283 pages
  • Ross MacDonald(Author)
  • Vintage Books USA (7 Dec. 2010)
  • English
  • 3
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By ,chris sheahan on 12 January 2015

    Best of the American noir detective authors.

  • By Ms. S. Quinn on 6 January 2013

    This is an intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing till the end. The main character is a lawyer (not the Lew Archer character)who however bears a striking similarity to Lew in terms of commitment to the client and a moral perspective on life. It is one of MacDonald's earlier crime novels. It explores the seamy side of life as a young nurse is accused of trying to sell a stolen ring. The plot then proceeds with various murders all linked and a potentially shocking case of mistaken identity. All the ingredients of a Ross MacDonald work that comes together well at the end.Highly recommended.

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