Download or read The Galton Case PDF, written by Ross Macdonald and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2011-02-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.
Download or read Ross Macdonald Four Novels of the 1950s LOA 264 PDF, written by Ross Macdonald and published by Library of America. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At last, the brilliant successor to Hammett and Chandler in a definitive collector’s edition: Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel new levels of social realism and psychological depth, while honing a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his centennial year, The Library of America inaugurates its Macdonald edition with four novels from the 1950s, all featuring his incomparable protagonist, private investigator Lew Archer. Here are The Way Some People Die, a twisted journey through Los Angeles high and low, The Barbarous Coast, an exploration of crime and corruption in the movie business, The Doomsters, a breakthrough novel of madness and self-destruction, and The Galton Case, the mythically charged and deeply personal book that Macdonald considered a turning point in his career. As a special feature, this volume also includes five pieces in which Macdonald reveals the autobiographical background of his books and describes his distinctive approach to crime writing. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Download or read Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-02 with total page 2996 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Mystery Index PDF, written by Steven Olderr and published by Amer Library Assn. This book was released on 1987 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides indexes to American and British mystery novels by author, title, subject, setting, and characters.
Download or read Hard boiled Heretic PDF, written by Mary Stanley Weinkauf and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1994 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.
Download or read It s All One Case PDF, written by Paul Nelson and published by Fantagraphics Books. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a prose series of unpublished interviews with, and a visual retrospective of, the seminal mid- to late-20th century literary crime writer. In 1976, critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald, who elevated the form to a new literary level. “We talked about everything imaginable,” Nelson wrote―including Macdonald’s often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, and movies he admired; The Great Gatsby, his favorite book; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; and more. This book, published in a handsome, oversized format, collects these unpublished interviews and is a visual history of Macdonald’s professional career. It is illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world’s largest private archives of Macdonald ephemera; reproduces, in full color, the covers of the various editions of Macdonald’s more than two dozen books; collects facsimile reproductions of select pages from his manuscripts, as well as magazine spreads; and presents rare photos, many never before seen.
Download or read The Far Side of the Dollar PDF, written by Ross Macdonald and published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Far Side of the Dollar, private investigator Lew Archer is looking for an unstable rich kid who has run away from an exclusive reform school—and into the arms of kidnappers. Why are his desperate parents so loath to give Archer the information he needs to find him? And why do all trails lead to a derelict Hollywood hotel where starlets and sailors once rubbed elbows with two-bit grifters—and where the present clientele includes a brand-new corpse? The result is Ross Macdonald at his most exciting, delivering 1,000-volt shocks to the nervous system while uncovering the venality and depravity at the heart of the case.
Download or read Private Eyes PDF, written by Robert Allen Baker and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1985 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Private Eyes is the complete map to what Raymond Bhandler called "the mean streets," the exciting world of the fictional private eye. It is intended to entertain current PI fans and to make new ones.
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Download or read Sequels PDF, written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Download or read 100 Greatest Literary Detectives PDF, written by Eric Sandberg and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-04-12 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
Download or read Fiction Catalog PDF, written by H.W. Wilson Company and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 814 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Truman Gumshoes PDF, written by J.K. Van Dover and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-01-31 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hard-boiled style of detective fiction emerged in America in the years after the First World War. In the late 1940s, following the Depression, the New Deal, and the Second World War, a new generation of young writers revisited the conventions governing the fictional private eye, and began to move him (the tough detective was still always male) and his world in new directions. This book examines the work of the four most important writers of this second generation of hard-boiled fiction. It offers the first substantial literary analysis of the Max Thursday novels of Wade Miller and the Carney Wilde novels of Bart Spicer, and it develops new perspectives on the well-known Mike Hammer novels of Mickey Spillane and the Lew Archer novels of Ross Macdonald. A particular focus is upon the theme of the detective's status as a loner who succeeds in discovering truth and achieving justice because he works outside organized social structures.
Download or read Canadian Literary Landmarks PDF, written by John Robert Colombo and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 1984-01-01 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadian Literary Landmarks
Download or read Sequels PDF, written by Janet Husband and published by Amer Library Assn. This book was released on 1990 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference book for librarians and users of public libraries which provides easy access to information on good recreational reading. This revised edition features expanded coverage of mystery and science fiction. New indexes allow access by subject, genre and main characters.
Download or read Los Angeles in Fiction PDF, written by David M. Fine and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays that appeal to fans of the mystery genre--and those just plain fascinated by Los Angeles.
Download or read Standard Catalog for Public Libraries PDF, written by H.W. Wilson Company and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 818 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.