Author(s): Ross Macdonald
'I can't make your girl come back if she doesn't want to. I told you that on the phone...' When Lew Archer is hired to find out the truth about a suspiciously suave Frenchman who has run off with his client's girlfriend, it looks like a simple enough case. But things start to look very different when Archer connects the elusive foreigner with a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. BLACK MONEY is Ross Macdonald at his very finest, revealing the skull beneath the sun-kissed skin of Southern California.
'The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American' WILLIAM GOLDMAN.
This welcome reissue of one of Macdonald's best novels reminds us once again what an important writer he was CATHOLIC HERALD
Ross Macdonald (1915-1983) was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar, who was born in California and educated in Canada and at the University of Michigan, where he also taught. In 1938 he married the writer Margaret Millar. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946. He published his first novel, THE DARK TUNNEL, in 1944, and his first Lew Archer story, THE MOVING TARGET, in 1949. He became a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1973.