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Publisher's Summary

When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter.

Private investigator Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred - and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.

More mayhem? Try our other Lew Archer mysteries.

©1978 John Ross Macdonald (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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the reader captures the feel of the noir detective

the story was ok, but to be honest, I listened to it in parts with days in between, so I was more enjoying it as if I was watching an old Humphrey Bogart movie and didn't always follow the plot. Tom Parker does a good job capturing Lew Archer's somewhat sarcastic sense of humor and dry self-awareness.

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Great story

Maybe a bit contrived here and there but overall engrossing and always entertaining. Definitely recommended.


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Interesting plot

A bit verbose in describing a few scenes. Fortunately not so many times to make it difficult. Twists in story kept me quite interested

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The Letter

Archer is hired to find the writer of a degrading letter. What he gets - three murders and one suicide. Archer at his best.

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Enjoyable. Trying too hard to be Raymond Chandler. Looking forward to working through the series though.