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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 3 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679768106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679768104
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #319,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By "hnn36" on Feb. 7 2003
Format: Paperback
Just re-read Black Money... perhaps it is MacDonald at his zenith, a bit before great fame found him, but after he had fully developed his stride. Some of his later books seem too contrived. In Black Money, not all the youth are innocents corrupted by curdled California elders... the Martel character in particular is refreshingly different from MacDonald's usual suspects. That many of the middle-aged American characters end up dead (or worse) certainly rings the bell for me. Very highly recommended.
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As a mystery author with my first novel in initial release, I want to state here that Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer series ruined my life. It showed me how powerful mystery writing can be and led me to my writing aspirations in this literary field. BLACK MONEY is among my favorite Macdonald books. It's an updated version of THE GREAT GATSBY, moved to the southern California coast. Archer is hired to investigate a young man who arrives in an affluent coastal city presenting himself as an aristocratic Frenchman. He wins the heart of the most desirable maiden in town, and people are suspicious about this aristocrat's background. Archer investigates and uncovers to sorry truth about several different people. BLACK MONEY is an American crime fiction classic.
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By A Customer on April 20 1999
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This is a pretty good book. I had never heard of this dude but was refered to him by other Raymond Chandler fans. Pleasent surprise.
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