THE DROWNING POOL Author:Ross MacDonald The Los Angeles suburbs attract some curious people. Danger makes them murderous. Lew Archer expected trouble from a lot like this..."I'd kill myself if I had my mother's courage. As it is, I suppose I'll sit around and wait for something to happen to me. Something good or something bad, it doesn't matter." I didn't know what to say. I set... more »tled for something meaningless and soothing:"All the bad things have happened, haven't they?" "Except the desolation in the heart." If she hadn't been completely earnest, the phrase would have sounded foolish. I said:"Talk it out to me,"
"What do you mean?"
"You killed your grandmother," I said,"You might as well tell me about it."« less