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  • Published: 15 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780307278982
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99

The Way Some People Die



In a rundown house in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled bills into Lew Archer's hand and asks him to find her wandering daughter, Galatea. Described as ‘crazy for men’ and without discrimination, she was last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. Archer traces the hidden trail from San Francisco slum alleys to the luxury of Palm Springs, traveling through an urban wilderness of drugs and viciousness. As the bodies begin to pile up, he finds that even angel faces can mask the blackest of hearts.Filled with dope, delinquents and murder, this is classic Macdonald and one of his very best in the Lew Archer series.

  • Published: 15 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780307278982
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Ross Macdonald

Ross MacDonald served as president of The Mystery Writers of America in 1965, received the Silver Dagger in 1964 and the Gold Dagger in 1965 from The British Crime Writers Association, and in 1981, received The Eye, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Private Eye Writers of America.

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