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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (303 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross Macdonald Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lew Archer Series Release Date:
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A hitchhiker stumbles to his knees on the side of a dark road. Private detective Lew Archer stops his car. When he gets to the young man, Archer realizes that he has stumbled into a mess—for the hitchhiker is dying of a gunshot wound.

In a matter of hours, Archer is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and propositioned by an adulterer’s wife. A hijacked truck full of liquor and an evidence box full of marijuana, $20,000 from a big-time bank heist by a small-time crook, corruption, adultery, incest, prodigal daughters and abused wives, and a band of sinners on the loose in the hills all make the little town of Las Cruces seem a lot more interesting than noted in the guide book. As the murder rate rises, Archer finds himself caught up in a mystery in which everyone is a suspect and everyone a victim.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It was not just that Ross Macdonald taught us how to write; he did something more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe, in some small, but mattering way, how to live...I owe him.”                                                      

    Robert B. Parker, New York Times bestselling author                                                      

  • “The writing is incisive and perceptive…forceful and fast-paced…powerful and personal…a strange and haunting blend...The American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, [is] brought to its zenith by Macdonald.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Grover Gardner’s] relaxed, measured delivery suits well this thinking person’s detective novel. His leisurely approach facilitates an appreciation of Macdonald’s poetic metaphors.”


  • “[Gardner] unquestionably knows his way around a microphone…he interprets a variety of  male and female characters believably and without fuss. His no-nonsense manner fits the whole stylistic range of Macdonald’s quarter-century oeuvre.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 12/15/2013

    " It fulfilled my noir needs... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron | 11/8/2013

    " Read my review at my blog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason Paulios | 10/21/2013

    " Lew gets smacked by brass knuckles, a truck, and fists. Sleeps with a curvy dame. Solves a crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 5/19/2013

    " The 5th Lew Archer novel....I can't get enough of this classic series. Called the best detective series by an American. Reading these makes me feel like I watching an old B&W movie on TCM. "

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