Ross Macdonald. ROSS MACDONALD The Drowning Pool with an Introduction
by John Banville PENGUIN BOOKS Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter
20 Chapter 21. ROSS MACDONALD The Drowning Pool.
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publisher: Penguin UK
When Maude Slocum - beautiful, frightened and angry - comes to Lew Archer's office with a poison pen letter intended for her husband, he reluctantly agrees to help her. As he follows the Slocums around, Archer finds that Mrs Slocum might have the least of the family's troubles: her teenage daughter is desolate, her husband is in the closet and her mother-in-law has just come to an unpleasant end in the swimming pool. But why is their handsome ex-chauffeur still hanging around? And what does the sinister Pacific Refinery Company have to do with the all the bloodshed? The Drowning Pool is Ross Macdonald's gripping tale of adultery, jealousy, murder and lies. 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.
Martha shifted her weight fromthe left buttock to the right. 'So, is that whytheycall it
Doom Pond?' Corinne shookher head. 'Nah. Itusedtobe referred to locally as theDrowningPool.' A flurry of unseen wingstook off somewhere in the darkness.
Author: Syd Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
After her world is shaken by a series of unexplained events, young widow Sarah Grey soon comes to realise that she is the victim of a terrifying haunting by her 19th century namesake ... A classic ghost story with a modern twist by a talented new writer in the genre.
"That's the pool,' she muttered, having drawn a circle in the middle of the paper
and tried to remember the layout of the obstetrics unit. Eventually she had
completed what looked like a reasonable plan of the whole area and realised
that the ...
Author: Natasha Cooper
Publisher: Worldwide Library
When the doctor who had delivered her newborn baby is murdered, writer and amateur sleuth Willow King digs into the victim's past and concludes that the killer may be targeting her own family next. Reprint. LJ.
The water from the Drowning Pool far above poured downward in a cascading,
swirling funnel. After hundreds of yards, it plunged into a receiving pool and then
bent east to form a fast- moving underground river that disappeared through a ...
—The New York Times The Drowning Pool When a millionaire matriarch is found
floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing
son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer ...
Author: Ross Macdonald
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
In The Chill a distraught young man hires private investigator Lew Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer.
POOLS Responding to a pool facility presents its own unique challenges
because of the type of the visitors and the facility. Pool facilities usually: ... THE DROWNING PROCESS Drowning is defined as death by submersion in a liquid
Books: 1949 The Moving Target (Knopf) 1950 The Drowning Pool (Knopf) 1951
The Way Some People Die (Knopf) 1952 The Ivory Grin (Knopf) 1954 Find a
Victim (Knopf) 1955 The Name Is Archer (Bantam; 7 stories) 1956 The Barbarous
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Literary Collections
The origins of literature’s finest crime fighters, told by their creators themselves Their names ring out like gunshots in the dark of a back alley, crime fighters of a lost era whose heroic deeds will never be forgotten. They are men like Lew Archer, Pierre Chambrun, Flash Casey, and the Shadow. They are women like Mrs. North and the immortal Nancy Drew. These are detectives, and they are some of the only true heroes the twentieth century ever knew. In this classic volume, Otto Penzler presents essays written by the authors who created these famous characters. We learn how Ed McBain killed—and resurrected—the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that “crime does not pay.” Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn’t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl.
The Drowning Pool Although he is a philosopher, Archer is also practical. He
begins his career wearing and using a gun. In The Name is Archer collection he
is a party to violence just like any other hard-boiled detective. He kills the
Author: Mary Stanley Weinkauf
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.
It is not possible that he let someone into the pool. For one thing, he didn't have a
key to the pool room door. For another, a quick review of the tapes from the
camera that night do not show anyone coming in the main entrance carrying a
Author: Monica Ferris
In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, knows how to untangle even the most knotty of mysteries. But a soggy murder case might have Betsy in over her head… Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers. Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder. It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit… FREE EMBROIDERY PATTERN INCLUDED