The Goodbye Look (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Lew Archer, world-weary private investigator, is hired by Larry and Irene Chalmers when they suspect that their troubled son Nick is involved in their own burglary. But when a fellow investigator - one who's been working with Nick - turns up dead, Archer soon realizes this isn't simply about some stolen loot. To help their son, Archer must uncover the truth about a kidnap years ago, and discover why the handgun from a decades-old killing apparently turns up at every new and terrible murder.

In The Goodbye Look, Ross Macdonald exposes the damage families can cause one another in the name of love, lies and greed.

Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer mysteries rewrote the conventions of the detective novel with their credible, humane hero, and with Macdonald's insight and moral complexity won new literary respectability for the hardboiled genre previously pioneered by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. They have also received praise from such celebrated writers as William Goldman, Jonathan Kellerman, Eudora Welty and Elmore Leonard.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-07-05 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: Penguin PressClassics Lew Archer. world-weary private investigator. is hired by Larry and Irene Chalmers when they suspect that their troubled son Nick is involved in their own burglary . But when a fellow investigator - one whos been working with Nick - turns up dead. Archer soon realizes this isnt simply about some stolen loot. To help their son. Archer must uncover the truth about a kidnap years ago. and discover why the handgun from a decades-old killing apparently turns up at every new and terrible murder.In The Goodbye Look. Ross Macdonald exposes the damage families can cause one another in the name of love. lies and greed.Ross Macdonalds Lew Archer mysteries rewrote the conventions of the detective novel with their credible. humane hero. and with Macdonalds insight and moral complexity won new li...

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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)

The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American (William Goldman)

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