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The blue hammer

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Lew Archer novels volume 0018
G. K. Hall,
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In this masterful Macdonald mystery, the desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness, and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art.

The era is the 1970s; the setting, Southern California. Lew Archer has been hired to retrieve a stolen canvas reputed to be the work of the celebrated Richard Chantry, who vanished in 1950 from his home in Santa Teresa. It is the portrait of an unknown woman.

Suddenly, Archer finds himself drawn into a web of family complications and masked brutalities stretching back fifty years, through a world where money both talks or buys silence; where social prominence is a murderous weapon; where, behind the plausible facades of homes not quite broken but badly bent, a heritage of lies and evasions pushes troubled men and women deeper into trouble. And as he pursues the Chantry portrait and the larger mystery of Richard Chantry, Archer himself is shaken as never before-by a woman.

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Grouping Titleblue hammer
Grouping Authormacdonald ross
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display_descriptionThe facts pound hard and cold in Lew Archer's mind: a woman who means something to him is missing, a man has bled to death beneath a magnolia tree, and a killer is on the loose. The facts are falling into place, but he doesn't have to like them.
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seriesLew Archer novels
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subject_facetArcher, Lew (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Large type books
Private investigators -- California -- Fiction
title_displayThe blue hammer
title_fullThe blue hammer [electronic resource] / Ross Macdonald
The blue hammer [text (large print)] / Ross Macdonald
title_shortThe blue hammer
topic_facetArcher, Lew (Fictitious character)
Large type books
Private investigators