Archer, P. I.: The Ivory Grin / The Zebra Striped Hearse / The Underground Man (Lew Archer, Bks 4, 10, 16)
Archer P I The Ivory Grin / The Zebra Striped Hearse / The Underground Man - Lew Archer, Bks 4, 10, 16 Author:Ross Macdonald Now discover three of MacDonald’s very best crime novels in this Lost Classics omnibus. — The Ivory Grin(aka Marked for Murder, 1952) begins when a wealthy woman hires Archer to track down a maid whom she claims made off with her jewelry. But when he discovers the maid murdered in a run-down motel, he&rsq... more »uo;s thrust into a web of deceit and intrigue, complete with Detroit number-runners, gorgeous triple-crossing molls and a shipping heir who’s gone missing.
The Zebra Striped Hearse (1962) finds Archer investigating a rich man’s prospective son-in-law. But why does a zebra-striped hearse and its crew of beautiful surfers keep crossing the subject’s -- and Archer’s -- path?
The Underground Man (1971), Archer tracks a missing -- possibly kidnapped -- child and uncovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring and murder.
Set in Southern California, Macdonald’s mysteries read as fresh and suspenseful today as the day they were published.« less