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The Resource The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator, Ross Macdonald ; edited by Tom Nolan

The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator, Ross Macdonald ; edited by Tom Nolan

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The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator
Title
The Archer files
Title remainder
the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator
Statement of responsibility
Ross Macdonald ; edited by Tom Nolan
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Language
eng
Summary
"No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on--a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person--the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely considered the heir to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Archer dug up secrets and bodies in and around Los Angeles. Here, The Archer Files collects all the Lew Archer short stories ever published, along with thirteen unpublished "case notes" and a fascinating biographical profile of Archer by Edgar Award finalist Tom Nolan. Ross Macdonald's signature staccato prose is the real star throughout this collection, which is both a perfect introduction for the newcomer and a must-have for the Macdonald aficionado."--Page [4] of cover
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Summary
Based on a 1955 paperback this collection of noir mysteries centers around the tough and sarcastic private investigator Archer and is set in post-war Los Angeles. Archer<U+2019>s cases are mostly crimes of passion and greed and readers will get a good sense of the man from this collection of gritty detective stories. It includes a biographical sketch of Archer by editor Nolan.
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260736
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YDXCP
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1915-1983
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Macdonald, Ross
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1915-1983
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Nolan, Tom
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True
Series statement
Vintage crime/Black Lizard
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  • Archer, Lew (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • California, Southern
Target audience
adult
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the complete short stories of Lew Archer private investigator including newly discovered case notes
Label
The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator, Ross Macdonald ; edited by Tom Nolan
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Publication
Note
  • "This is an expanded edition of a work original published in hardcover in the United States by Crippen & Landru Publishers, Norfolk, VA, 2007
  • Collects all the brief Archer fiction: the stories from Macdonald's 1955 paperback-original "The Name Is Archer," the additional tales included in the Otto Penzler-edited 1977 volume "Lew Archer: Private Investigator," and the three then-unknown novellas presented in Crippen & Landru's 2001 book "Strangers in Town." Also included are several lengthy, never-before-published fragments of unfinished Macdonald stories: case notes, as it were, from the files of Lew Archer
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [540])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063801814
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Crime/Black Lizard edition.
Extent
xlvii, 539 pages
Isbn
9781101910122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)895117276
Label
The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator, Ross Macdonald ; edited by Tom Nolan
Publication
Note
  • "This is an expanded edition of a work original published in hardcover in the United States by Crippen & Landru Publishers, Norfolk, VA, 2007
  • Collects all the brief Archer fiction: the stories from Macdonald's 1955 paperback-original "The Name Is Archer," the additional tales included in the Otto Penzler-edited 1977 volume "Lew Archer: Private Investigator," and the three then-unknown novellas presented in Crippen & Landru's 2001 book "Strangers in Town." Also included are several lengthy, never-before-published fragments of unfinished Macdonald stories: case notes, as it were, from the files of Lew Archer
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [540])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063801814
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Crime/Black Lizard edition.
Extent
xlvii, 539 pages
Isbn
9781101910122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)895117276

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