Classic crime fiction set in old Hollywood with storytelling as smooth as a ride in a Deusenberg. Archer’s hired to find a rich eccentric who’s gone missing; maybe kidnapped — or worse. This short novel is packed with lyrical dialogue, plot twists and a cast of deliciously sinister characters tromping through the seedy side of L. A. I’m already itching to read more of Ross Macdonald’s fine books. Highly recommended!
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