3-in-1 Aftershock/Lew Archer Private Investigator/Police Chief Author:John Ball, Lillian O'Donnell, Ross MacDonald Aftershock — Author of "Leisure Dying" which featured Detective Norah Mulcahaney, Lillian O'Donnell here introduces Mitzi Anholt, agent for New York State's Victims/Witnesses Agency. It is set up to help the victims of crime with money, etc. Mitzi goes way beyond her job and gets herself right into the middle of pregnant Faith Tully's case. She i... more »s the widow of a well-known hairdresser with a fashionable clientele, and also is the prime suspect as his killer. Mitzi gets herself into some very tight spots, of course, taking the reader with her step by step right to the end.
Lew Archer: Private Investigator
Lew Archer, the quintessential American detective, is the most famous private eye in contemporary literature.
In the tradition of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade, Archer is a hard-boiled dick - but one with greater compassion than his predecessors. Lonely, cynical and introspective, Archer moves in the Southern California milieu, unraveling the complex mysteries of other people's lives.
Author of the very popular "In the Heat of the Night" John Ball now offers an excellent police procedural in which a young cop takes a job in a small Oregon town. The force is small, poorly trained, and unused to seeing much beyond the occasional traffic accident on the blotter. Chief Jack Tallon's efforts to smarten up procedures soon get a severe test when several oddly patterned rape cases cause pain in the quiet town.« less