IMPORTANT NOTICE: CITY CLOSES SOME PUBLIC FACILITIES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS HEALTH CONCERNS Following today's Boulder County Public Health and Governor Polis's announcements, the City has made the decision to close several facilities as a proactive and precautionary measure. The City will continue to monitor the situation. To stay up-to-date on the latest Longmont information, please visit https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/news.

The blue hammer

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Lew Archer novels volume 0018
Publisher:
G. K. Hall,
Pub. Date:
1976.
Language:
English
Description

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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781982481414
9780816164318
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDf1e25ef0-4aab-a7aa-cca7-115750c6afaa
Grouping Titleblue hammer
Grouping Authormacdonald ross
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-03-19 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2020-04-02 05:51:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Parker, Tom.
authorMacdonald, Ross, 1915-1983.
author2-roleParker, Tom.|Narrator
hoopla digital.
author_displayMacdonald, Ross
available_at_longmontLongmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmontLongmont Large Print Fiction
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.
format_category_longmontBooks
format_longmontLarge Print
idf1e25ef0-4aab-a7aa-cca7-115750c6afaa
isbn9780816164318
9781982481414
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT10078281Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10078281?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b23269923.i30770609Longmont Large Print FictionLarge Type FICTION MACDONALD, R.1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 28, 2020lgfla
itype_longmonthardcover book
last_indexed2020-04-02T11:51:51.018Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_longmontLarge Type FICTION MACDONALD, R.
owning_library_longmontLongmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmontLongmont Public Library
primary_isbn9781982481414
publishDate1976
2005
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT10078281eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Publishing, 2005.1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b23269923Large PrintBooksEnglishG. K. Hall, 1976.524 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23269923.i30770609On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
seriesLew Archer novels
series_with_volumeLew Archer novels|0018
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