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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ross Macdonald Narrator: Grover Gardne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lew Archer Series Release Date:
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Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There’s the sun-worshiping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain, and the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now, one of Sampson’s friends may have arranged his kidnapping.

As private eye Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you can get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, misdirected love, and family hatred into an explosive crime novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is hard-boiled detective writing at the top of its form.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lew Archer was possibly the ultimate father figure and Ross Macdonald is probably still best read as a young man, preferably in a bus station at 1 AM, with everything you own in a backpack, waiting for a bus to somewhere/anywhere else.”

    Kevin Burton Smith

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brett James | 2/19/2014

    " I can't tell you how many times I've pull this book off the shelf just to read the first page to someone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/12/2014

    " This is the very first mystery from the excellent Lew Archer series by Ross MacDonald. It lives up to the hype! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cori Arnold | 1/26/2014

    " Inspired by "The Galton Case" to read this one. While it isn't quite as good, it's still great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roshni | 1/18/2014

    " An awesomel complex mystery et in California. Archer is a cynicist, humorist, and idealist somehow all at the same time "

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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.