The Blue Hammer

The Blue Hammer
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307773494

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The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Detective Lew Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art. Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames-each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs.

The Underground Man

The Underground Man
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1996
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780679768081

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While a mysterious fire ravages an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer searches for a missing child and discovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Galton Case

The Galton Case
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307759672

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Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.

The Instant Enemy

The Instant Enemy
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307772909

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Generations of murder, greed and deception come home to roost in time for the most shocking conclusion ever in a Lew Archer novel. At first glance, it's an open-and-shut missing persons case: a headstrong daughter has run off to be with her hothead juvenile delinquent boyfriend. That is until this bush-league Bonnie & Clyde kidnap Stephen Hackett, a local millionaire industrialist. Now, Archer is offered a cool 100 Gs for his safe return by his coquettish heiress mother who has her own mysterious ties to this disturbed duo. But the deeper Archer digs, the more he realizes that nothing is as it seems and everything is questionable. Is the boyfriend a psycho ex-con with murder on the brain or a damaged youngster trying to straighten out his twisted family tree? And is the daughter simply his nympho sex-kitten companion in crime or really a fragile kid, trying to block out horrific memories of bad acid and an unspeakable sex crime?

The Moving Target

The Moving Target
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-12-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307773180

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The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

The Archer Files

The Archer Files
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2015
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101910122

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Collects all the brief Archer fiction: the stories from Macdonald's 1955 paperback-original "The Name Is Archer," the additional tales included in the Otto Penzler-edited 1977 volume "Lew Archer: Private Investigator," and the three then-unknown novellas presented in Crippen & Landru's 2001 book "Strangers in Town." Also included are several lengthy, never-before-published fragments of unfinished Macdonald stories: case notes, as it were, from the files of Lew Archer. Edited by Macdonald biographer Tom Nolan and prefaced with Nolan's biographical sketch of Lew Archer himself -- the character Eudora Welty described as "a champion" and "a distinguished creation ... As a detective and as a man he takes the human situation with full seriousness.

The Zebra striped Hearse

The Zebra striped Hearse
Author: Ross Macdonald,Kenneth Millar
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1962
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780375701450

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Lew Archer, a private detective, is hired to investigate the background of a wealthy young woman's suitor, who seems to be a fortune hunter

Black Money

Black Money
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307759566

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When Lew Archer is hired to get the goods on the suspiciously suave Frenchman who's run off with his client's girlfriend, it looks like a simple case of alienated affections. Things look different when the mysterious foreigner turns out to be connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his finest, baring the skull beneath the untanned skin of Southern California's high society.

The Blue Hammer

The Blue Hammer
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1976
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0850316901

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The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art. Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Detective Lew Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames-each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

The Ferguson Affair

The Ferguson Affair
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-12-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307740786

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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...

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780375708664

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Private detective Lew Archer challenges the power and ruthlessness of a wealthy oil dynasty responsible for a spill on the Southern California coast and linked to a missing girl, a six-figure ransom, and murder. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Dark Tunnel

The Dark Tunnel
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-01-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781453290521

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On the home front, two wartime lovers reunite under a cloud of paranoia in this thriller from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ross Macdonald In 1937 Munich, an American must be careful when he smokes his pipe. Robert Branch, a careless academic, makes the mistake of lighting up when the Führer is about to begin a procession, and nearly gets pummeled for his mistake. Only the timely intervention of Ruth Esch, a flame-haired actress, saves him. So begins a month-long romance between East and West—a torrid affair that ends when the lovers make the mistake of defending a Jew, earning Branch a beating and Esch a trip to a concentration camp. Six years later, Esch escapes to Vichy and makes her way to Detroit. To her surprise, Branch is waiting for her. He is a professor, working for the war effort, and his paranoia about a spy inside the Motor City war board sours their reunion. Once again, a dangerous net is encircling these lovers—a reminder that, in this war, love always comes second to death.

The Second American Civil War Book One the Red and the Blue

The Second American Civil War  Book One the Red and the Blue
Author: Bill Daugherty
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-11-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781312664203

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Think It Can't Happen Here? Think Again: Operation Vigilant Eagle HR 347 Million Vet March IRS Targeting Bundy Ranch Ferguson Patriot Act Partisanship is on the rise, the economy is in a downward spiral, and there is a steady erosion of civil liberties. These factors all contribute to a plotline that is as unthinkable as it is inevitable. A Second American Civil War. From the backroom deals in Washington D.C. to the front lines of the battlefield. Daugherty offers an unflinching view of how a modern war on American soil would play out. A nightmare scenario which will come true.

Hard boiled Heretic

Hard boiled Heretic
Author: Mary Stanley Weinkauf
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1994
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780893702724

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A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.

The Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1976
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: UOM:39015001587750

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Out of print since 1988, here is a classic Lew Archer thriller by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ross Macdonald. When an iron-willed matriarch with an oil field in her backyard is found floating in the pool, Lew Archer ventures into the bizarre world of her family. Previous publisher: Bantam. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.