The Chill (Lew Archer Series #11)

The Chill (Lew Archer Series #11)

by Ross Macdonald
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The Chill (Lew Archer Series #11) by Ross Macdonald

In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer.

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ISBN-13: 9780850317138
Publisher: Intl Pub Marketing
Publication date: 06/01/1986
Series: Lew Archer Series , #11

About 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 Chill (Lew Archer Series #11) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A few critics rate this novel a masterpiece and, this time at least, the critics are right. MacDonald is an excellent writer and though he has a bizarre plot, he executes it brilliantly. Unlike most mystery stories today featuring Spenser, the Louisiana cop Dave whatshisname or others, MacDonald's plot is both suspensful and realistic. When other plots are manipulative or hokey, or just plain don't make sense, the characters and events here are real. MacDonalds leads the reader slowly and inexorably to the conclusion that packs a wallop. As usually, there is some beautiful writing but it doesn't get in the way of the story.
SuzannePA More than 1 year ago
Archer not the hard nosed PI I am used to, but a good character ,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best stories told in a mystery/crime novel that I have read. I did not get a really suspensful feeling, but it was masterful storytelling and did have realistic characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A master.
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Entertaining, well told mysteries. Ranks with Rex Stout books.