This summer, my new detective "find" (not to disrespect lifelong favorites like Father Brown, Jane Marple, and Harriet Vane) is tenacious, down-to-earth Lew Archer, who is a really "nice guy." For the second time, I am awed by Archer's ability to follow the activities of a large number of strange characters, weaving people and places into one solution. In this novel, Ross Macdonald addresses macabre crime and serious mental illness against the sleepy backdrop of "early modern" (1950s) southern California.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3525.I486 .I9 1971
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Isa Lang, Head of Information Services, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended