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The Moving Target (Lew Archer Series #1)
     

The Moving Target (Lew Archer Series #1)

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by Ross Macdonald
 

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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

Overview

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.

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Library Journal
Published in 1949, 1961, and 1962, respectively, these three titles find gumshoe Lew Archer up to his neck in murder, kidnapping, and blackmailjust another day at the office. This is hard-boiled detective writing at the top of its form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446358989
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1990
Series:
Lew Archer Series , #1
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Canada, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983.

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The Moving Target (Lew Archer Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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A Good Read.
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