The Barbarous Coast

The Barbarous Coast

By Ross MacDonald

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Paperback, 9780307279033, 247pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2007

Description
The beautiful, high-diving blonde had Hollywood dreams and stars in her eyes but now she seems to have disappeared without a trace. Hired by her hotheaded husband and her rummy uncle, Lew Archer sniffs around Malibu and finds the stink of blackmail, blood-money, and murder on every pricey silk shirt. Beset by dirty cops, a bumptious boxer turned silver screen pretty boy and a Hollywood mogul with a dark past, Archer discovers the secret of a grisly murder that just won't stay hidden.Lew Archer navigates through the watery, violent world of wealth and privilege, in this electrifying story of obsession gone mad.


About the Author
ROSS MACDONALD's illustrations have appeared in "The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper s, The Atlantic Monthly, "and "Vanity Fair. "He has also written and illustrated several books for children and adults including "How to Speak Baseball, How to Speak Golf, "and "What Would Jesus Craft?"


Praise For The Barbarous Coast

“Ross Macdonald writes like a son-of-a-bitch.” —Anthony Boucher“Not since the novels of Nathanael West has the theme of American innocence grinding to a stop at the polluted waters of the Pacific so consistently reverberated through a body of writing.” —Detroit News“Macdonald makes a routine story of ocean-side murder among the rich take on a hard-edged, glistening solidity.” —AudioFile