The Archer Files: The Complete Short Stories of Lew Archer, Private Investigator (Paperback)

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By Ross MacDonald, Tom Nolan (Editor)
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No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on--a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person--the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely considered the heir to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Archer dug up secrets and bodies in and around Los Angeles.

Here, The Archer Files collects all the Lew Archer short stories ever published, along with thirteen unpublished "case notes" and a fascinating biographical profile of Archer by Edgar Award finalist Tom Nolan. Ross Macdonald's signature staccato prose is the real star throughout this collection, which is both a perfect introduction for the newcomer and a must-have for the Macdonald aficionado.

About the Author


ROSS MACDONALD's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Canada, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101910122
ISBN-10: 1101910127
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: July 21st, 2015
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard