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The Wycherly Woman (Lew Archer Series #9)
     

The Wycherly Woman (Lew Archer Series #9)

by Ross Macdonald
 

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Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear. Before he can find the Wycherly girl, Archer has to deal with the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who keeps too many

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Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear. Before he can find the Wycherly girl, Archer has to deal with the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who keeps too many residences, has too many secrets, and leaves too many corpses in her wake.

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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 blackmail just another day at the office. This is hard-boiled detective writing at the top of its form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375701443
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Lew Archer Series , #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
234,973
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Robert B. Parker
It was not just that Ross MacDonald taught us how to write; he did something much more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe in some small but mattering way, how to live.
—(Robert B. Parker)

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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