The Goodbye Look

The Goodbye Look

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 05/07/2012
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The Goodbye Look
It was mercy she needed, I thought
Ross MacDonald is the natural successor to Raymond Chandler, bringing a distinctly modern pyshcological edge to his tales of dark deeds in the Californian ... READ MORE
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141196602
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 213g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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