The Underground Man (Lew Archer Series #16)

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As a mysterious fire rages through an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer tracks a missing—and possibly kidnapped—child and uncovers and entire secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Along with its merciless suspense, The Underground Man possesses a moral vision as complex as that of a classic Greek tragedy.
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The Underground Man: A Lew Archer Novel

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Overview

As a mysterious fire rages through an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer tracks a missing—and possibly kidnapped—child and uncovers and entire secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Along with its merciless suspense, The Underground Man possesses a moral vision as complex as that of a classic Greek tragedy.
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Editorial Reviews

Anthony Boucher
I should like to venture that Ross MacDonald is a better novelist than either…Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler.
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"A more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were."- Eudora Welty

"Ross Macdonald is an important American novelist!"- San Francisco Chronicle

"I should like to venture that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler."-  Anthony Boucher, The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786196807
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Lew Archer Series , #16
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 6.34 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar.  Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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 Silver Dagger Award.  He died in 1983.
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