The Way Some People Die (Lew Archer Series #3)

The Way Some People Die (Lew Archer Series #3)

by Ross Macdonald, Ross MacDonald
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The Way Some People Die (Lew Archer Series #3) by Ross Macdonald, Ross MacDonald

In a rundown house in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled bills into Lew Archer's hand and asks him to find her wandering daughter, Galatea. Described as ‘crazy for men’ and without discrimination, she was last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. Archer traces the hidden trail from San Francisco slum alleys to the luxury of Palm Springs, traveling through an urban wilderness of drugs and viciousness. As the bodies begin to pile up, he finds that even angel faces can mask the blackest of hearts.Filled with dope, delinquents and murder, this is classic Macdonald and one of his very best in the Lew Archer series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307278982
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Series: Lew Archer Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 487,452
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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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The Way Some People Die 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is best about this, and all of MacDonald's Archer books, is his use of characters to point out societal ills. His condemnation of various groups suggests a jaded viewpoint of humanity. This is one of his best.
JessLucy More than 1 year ago
I adore the Lew Archer series by Ross MacDonald, and this book is one of my favorites. I love Archer's dry, dry sense of humor, his excellent intelligence and the strange cases he involves himself in. MacDonald writes like a dream; he's a poet writing mystery novels and I love the end result! I've read all the Lew Archer novels and a few of my favorites include: The Chill, The Zebra-Striped Hearse, and the Underground Man. I also loved Blue City and The Dark Tunnel. I would recommend devouring all of MacDonald's books; when you run out, you may want to try the Trav McGee series by John D. MacDonald, the Philip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler, and maybe the James Bond series by Ian Fleming.
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