The Drowning Pool

Author: Ross Macdonald
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968168
Size: 17,16 MB
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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.

The Drowning Pool

Author: Damian Quinn
Editor: Lapwing Publications
ISBN: 1905425635
Size: 20,43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Drowning Pool

Author: Syd Moore
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1847563007
Size: 14,64 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Drowning Pool

Author: Natasha Cooper
Editor: Worldwide Library
ISBN: 9780373262717
Size: 19,38 MB
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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 Iron Tree

Author: Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447217527
Size: 13,97 MB
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Jarred, recently come of age, is leaving the sun-scorched desert village that has always been his home. He sets out with a band of friends to see the mighty and beautiful kingdom of the north and to seek out the truth about his father, who came to the village a stranger and departed when Jarred was ten, never to return. After the travellers are set upon in a ravine and several of their number sustain injuries, they seek shelter in the Marsh of Slievmordhu – a cool green world of dazzling beauty as different from their homeland as night and day. Here Jarred meets Lilith, and in a single moment he realizes that his life can never be the same again. But neither of the young lovers is aware how closely linked their fates – and their past – really are. During a visit to Cathair Rua, the Red City, Jarred stumbles across the secret of the Iron Tree, and with it an unbearable truth about his father's identity... Praise for the ‘Bitterbynde’ trilogy: ‘Dart-Thornton’s Bitterbynde trilogy – each book and all three together - deserves to win every fantasy award there is’ Tanith Lee 'Hobbit-fanciers will find much to delight them' The Times

The Chill

Author: Ross Macdonald
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307759598
Size: 12,37 MB
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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.

The Great Detectives

Author: Otto Penzler
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453266402
Size: 16,22 MB
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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.

Hard Boiled Heretic

Author: Mary Stanley Weinkauf
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0893701726
Size: 13,29 MB
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A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437920446
Size: 18,84 MB
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In 2004, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that 29,400 deaths in the U.S. were related to consumer products. This study reviews what is known about the relative incidence of preventable injuries and deaths among minority children associated with products intended for children's use and also examines what actions CPSC has taken through its public information and education initiatives to minimize these injuries and deaths. To address these issues, the report assessed injury and death data sources used by CPSC, compared CPSC¿s consumer education efforts with key practices, and interviewed federal officials and groups representing the health and consumer interests of minority populations. Illus.

The Eye Of Odin

Author: James Richard Larson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595749224
Size: 20,36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Banished from his homeland in Norway for religious beliefs that ultimately resulted in murder, a Viking chieftain and his family must leave their home and travel to a new land. With the Christian king determined to stamp out the old gods, Thorvald Asvaldsson and his son Erik, who will one day be known as Erik the Red, embark on a perilous journey destined to change the world accompanied by the powerful seer Ragnar. Once restricted to sailing near their native shores, the dawn of the longship brings Viking warriors to the unsuspecting coastal areas of Europe. The warriors descend on settlements like a plague, attacking towns at will and displaying a savagery never before seen. At the height of the Viking expansion into Europe and the spread of the pagan religion, there is an evil in the world awaiting the travelers, an evil from the depths of hell itself.