The Zebra-Striped Hearse Author:Ross MacDonald Burke Damis was an arrogant artist/playboy who was just about to get his hooks into a half million dollars in the beautiful form of a shapely heiress. Bruce Campion was wanted for the nylon-stocking murder of his honey-haired wife. Quincy Ralph Simpson was dead . . .killed by an ice pick. Were all three actually one and the same man--the same... more » daring lover--the same insidious cheat?« less
Ross MacDonald's books are trips back in time. He paints great pictures of the Southern California lifestyle in the 1940's from the underbelly of back alleys to the country club scene. His books are kind of gritty--full of sad and desparate characters, the kind that might be neighbors to Steinbeck's sad and wistful characters on Cannery Row. They are usually good, easy, page-turners. I like them all.