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Has Tom Hillman run away from his exclusive reform school, or has he been kidnapped? Are his wealthy parents protecting him or their own guilty secrets? And why does every clue lead Lew Archer to an abandoned Hollywood hotel, where starlets and sailors once rubbed shoulders with tycoons and hustlers? The once-popular palace is now boarded up, but for Archer, it may hold the key to a missing teenager and a hot murder.

Archer knows that a handful of dreamers and losers came together in the Barcelona twenty years ago, but some questions still remain unanswered: What kind of deal went down there? And why were a mixed up rich kid and a beautiful blonde the first to pay the price?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Without in the least abating my admiration for Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler, I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either of them.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Winner of the 1965 CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction
  • A 1966 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 11/4/2010

    " One of the very best of Ross Macdonald's novels, which makes it one of the very best of the best detective novels ever penned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Savage | 7/13/2009

    " As good a plot as can be found. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Markgroner | 9/13/2008

    " This was my post-Moby Dick decompression. I liked it a lot but you have to be into noir. Closer to Chandler than Hammett.

    Here's the breakdown- Hammett is New Order. MacDonald is Pet Shop Boys. Chandler is Erasure.

    Anyway I picked up another book by MacDonald. "

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About the Author
Author Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald (1915–1983) was the pen name of Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco but raised in British Columbia, he returned to the United States as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. For over twenty years he lived in Santa Barbara and wrote mystery novels about the fascinating and changing society of his native state. He is widely credited with elevating the detective novel to the level of literature with his compactly written tales of murder and despair. His works have received awards from the Mystery Writers of America and of Great Britain, and his book The Moving Target was made into the movie Harper in 1966. In 1982 he was awarded the Eye Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Private Eye Writers of America.