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REVIEW: The Chill – Ross Macdonald

Lew Archer is hired by a young man, Alex Kincaid, to find his wife Dolly, who has suddenly disappeared. They had not known each other long, and Alex has not been able to persuade the sheriff’s department to take her … Continue reading

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The Instant Enemy – Ross Macdonald

This book begins immediately at the Sebastian house, where Keith and Bernice’s daughter Alexandria, more commonly known as Sandy, has gone missing, along with her father’s shotgun and a box of ammunition. Keith Sebastian has hired Lew Archer to find … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty – Ross Macdonald

(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 2000, originally published 1973) This is one of Macdonald’s later Lew Archer novels: the last, The Blue Hammer, was published in 1976 (Macdonald died in 1983, at the age of sixty-eight). There’s a rather dark and nocturnal … Continue reading

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The Barbarous Coast – Ross Macdonald

(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 2007, originally published 1956) Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar, who was married to Margaret Millar, also a writer of detective/mystery novels. His novels featuring private detective Lew Archer were written in the ‘hard-boiled’ tradition … Continue reading

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