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The Blue Hammer: A Lew Archer Novel
     

The Blue Hammer: A Lew Archer Novel

by Ross Macdonald
 

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Southern California, 1970s. Lew Archer has been hired to retrieve a stolen canvas reputed to be the work of the celebrated Richard Chantry, who vanished in 1950 from his home. It is the portrait of an unknown woman. Suddenly, Lew finds himself drawn into a web of family complications and masked brutalities stretching back fifty years, through a world where money

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Southern California, 1970s. Lew Archer has been hired to retrieve a stolen canvas reputed to be the work of the celebrated Richard Chantry, who vanished in 1950 from his home. It is the portrait of an unknown woman. Suddenly, Lew finds himself drawn into a web of family complications and masked brutalities stretching back fifty years, through a world where money talks or buys silence, where social prominence is a murderous weapon, where a heritage of lies and evasions pushes troubled men and women deeper into trouble. And as he pursues the case, Archer himself is shaken as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441788177
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ross Macdonald (1915-1983), the pseudonym of writer Kenneth Millar, was the author of the popular Lew Archer mystery series. Often mentioned in the same breath as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Macdonald’s hard-boiled detective novels set in Southern California are considered classic works of the genre. Two of his novels were adapted into movies, both starring Paul Newman. Some of his top titles include Black Money, The Underground Man, and The Chill.

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