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The goodbye look
Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983.
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[Large print edition].
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Waterville, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2002.

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320 pages ; 24 cm
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The private eye had died by a bullet to his head, and Archer knew it could just as easily have been him. The case had begun with a stolen gold box, but now it was a search under the hot California sun for a missing rich boy, a hobo, and a gun that had been used for two murders -- fifteen years apart. In the land of earthquakes and other natural disasters, the lives of some lowlifes and newly rich have come crashing together, and for Lew Archer the only way out now is to unravel the mystery that started so many years, and dead bodies, ago. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Ross Macdonald, whose real name was Kenneth Millar, was born on December 13, 1915, in Los Gatos, California, to Canadian parents. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and a master's degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan. During World War II, he served as a communications officer on a United States Navy escort carrier.

His first book, The Dark Tunnel, was published in 1944 under his real name. He was best known for the Lew Archer Mystery series. Two of the books in the series, The Moving Target renamed Harper, and The Drowning Pool, were adapted into movies starring Paul Newman. Macdonald died of Alzheimer's disease on July 11, 1983 at the age of 67.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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This 1969 Lew Archer outing finds the PI investigating a burglary of a house belonging to a wealthy family. As Archer does his job, however, it seems that the robbery is the least of these people's troubles. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.