A fire ravages a hillside community in Southern California and detective Lew Archer becomes involved in the lives of a group of people entangled in a web of murder and extortion. The author won Crime Writers' Association awards for "The Chill", "The Far Side of the Dollar" and "The Moving Target".
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A more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were (Eudora Welty)
America's greatest crime writer (Elmore Leonard)
Ross MacDonald is very important to me. I love the Lew Archer books (James Ellroy)
MacDonald served as president of The Mystery Writers of America in 1965, received the Silver Dagger in 1964 and the Gold Dagger in 1965 from The British Crime Writers Association, and in 1981, received The Eye, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Private Eye Writers of America.
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Book Description Fontana, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006128505