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The Ivory Grin
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The Ivory Grin

The Lew Archer Series: Book #4

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If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantel of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it was Ross Macdonald. Between the late 1940s and his death in 1983, he gave the American crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity that his predecessors had only hinted at. And in the character of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the private eye as a roving conscience who walks the treacherous frontier between criminal guilt and human sin.

A hard-faced woman clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to track down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewelry. Archer can tell he’s being fed a line, but curiosity gets the better of him and he accepts the case. He tracks the wayward maid to a ramshackle motel in a seedy, run-down small town but finds her dead in her tiny room, with her throat slit from ear to ear. Archer digs deeper into the case and discovers a web of deceit and intrigue, with crazed numbers runners from Detroit, gorgeous triple-crossing molls, and a golden-boy shipping heir who’s gone mysteriously missing.


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The Lew Archer Series Series


The Moving Target
The Moving Target
Ross Macdonald
The Drowning Pool
The Drowning Pool
Ross Macdonald
The Ivory Grin
The Ivory Grin
Ross Macdonald
Find a Victim
Find a Victim
Ross Macdonald
The Barbarous Coast
The Barbarous Coast
Ross Macdonald
The Galton Case
The Galton Case
Ross Macdonald
The Wycherly Woman
The Wycherly Woman
Ross Macdonald
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
Ross Macdonald
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
Ross Macdonald
The Chill
The Chill
Ross Macdonald
The Far Side of the Dollar
The Far Side of the Dollar
Ross Macdonald
Black Money
Black Money
Ross Macdonald
The Underground Man
The Underground Man
Ross Macdonald
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Ross Macdonald
The Blue Hammer
The Blue Hammer
Ross Macdonald

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