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A more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were -- Eudora Welty America's greatest crime writer -- Elmore Leonard Ross MacDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books -- James Ellroy --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
MacDonald served as president of The Mystery Writers of America in 1965, received the Silver Dagger in 1964 and the Gold Dagger in 1965 from The British Crime Writers Association, and in 1981, received The Eye, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Private Eye Writers of America. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
THE UNDERGROUND MAN is my favorite Ross MacDonald novel. Lew Archer reaches his highest stage of development in this novel as he investigates a multigenerational mystery amid the... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2001 by Mystery Cat
In the winter of 1972, the New York Review of Books featured this novel on its cover and proclaimed the it had won the editors over: From then on, detective mysteries would be... Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2000 by James K. Sterrett
This is my favorite Ross MacDonald book of all. Delighted it is being reprinted. Think I have an original copy. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2000 by E. Evans
MacDonald is a master of the detective novel. His hard-boiled narrator Lew Archer talks the reader through a confusing tangle of relationships in a southern California setting. Read morePublished on July 15 1999
I'm a big fan of Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer novels, and this one's my favorite. Perhaps it's something about the way he perfectly captures Southern California during a brush-fire... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 1999