Lew Archer


The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald

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 takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred--and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.

The Galton Case by Ross Macdonald

Anthony Galton disappeared almost 20 years ago. Now his aging--and very rich--mother has hired Lew Archer to bring him back. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a suspicious heir, and a con man whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them.

The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald

The Underground Man is a detective novel of merciless suspense and tragic depth, with an unfaltering insight into the moral ambiguities at the heart of California's version of the American dream.


Selected Titles:


11949 The Moving Target
21950 The Drowning Pool
31951 The Way Some People Die
41952 The Ivory Grin
51954 Find a Victim
61956 The Barbarous Coast Hollywood
71958 The Doomsters
81959 The Galton Case
91961 The Wycherly Woman
101962 The Zebra-Striped Hearse
111963 The Chill
121965 The Far Side of the Dollar
131966 Black Money
141968 The Instant Enemy
151969 The Goodbye Look
161971 The Underground Man
171973 Sleeping Beauty
181976 The Blue Hammer