The Underground Man

By: Macdonald, Ross

Price: $18.50

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket

DJ chipped with some edgewear, short tear bottom back DJ spine, some scuffing, sticker stain back flap. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; Lew Archer Mystery; 255 pages; As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of a bizarre kidnapping. What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder—and a trail of motives as combustible as gasoline. The Underground Man is a detective novel of merciless suspense and tragic depth, with an unfaltering insight into the moral ambiguities at the heart of California's version of the American dream.If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, it was Ross Macdonald. Between the late 1940s and his death in 1983, he gave the American crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity that his predecessors had only hinted at. And in the character of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the private eye as a roving conscience who walks the treacherous frontier between criminal guilt and human sin.

Title: The Underground Man

Author Name: Macdonald, Ross

Illustrator: Illustrated by Roy Belcher jacket

Categories: Mystery,

Edition: First British Edition

Publisher: London, Collins/Crime Club: 1971

ISBN Number: 0002318482

ISBN Number 13: 9780002318488

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 6895

Keywords: Lew Archer California Mystery