The Drowning Pool

Author: Ross Macdonald
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968168
Size: 12,32 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: 14,90 MB
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The Drowning Pool

Author: Syd Moore
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1847563007
Size: 11,19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 17,40 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 Sword Of Anton

Editor: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455612710
Size: 13,65 MB
Format: PDF
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The Chill

Author: Ross Macdonald
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307759598
Size: 10,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 20,28 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 20,74 MB
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A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.

The Drowning Spool

Author: Monica Ferris
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101638281
Size: 12,73 MB
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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

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437920446
Size: 18,99 MB
Format: PDF
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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.