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  • Author:
    Ross MacDonald
  • ISBN:
    0553245465
  • ISBN13:
    978-0553245462
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  • Publisher:
    Allison & Busby; 12th THUS edition (1984)
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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The moving target, by Ross Macdonald. p. c. (Vintage crime/Black Lizard). eISBN: 978-0-307-77318-0. Books by Ross Macdonald. chapter 1 The cab turned off . 101 in the direction of the sea.

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The Moving Target explores a wide variety of relationships that turn poisonous- husband and wife, brother and sister, lovers both requited and unrequited, employer and servant, and lawyers and the law. Originally said to have been titled "The Snatch" (vetoed for obvious reasons), it tells the story of the kidnapping of an eccentric oil millionaire named Ralph Sampson.

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the .

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (/ˈmɪlər/; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in Southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. A full-length novel featuring him, The Moving Target, followed in 1949 and was the first in a series of eighteen. His first books, patterned on Hammett and Chandler, were at once vivid chronicles of a postwar California and elaborate retellings of Greek and other classic myths.

The Moving Target is a 1949 mystery novel by American writer Ross Macdonald, who at this point used the name "John Macdonald". This is the first Ross Macdonald novel to feature the character of Lew Archer, who would define the author's career. Lew Archer is hired by the dispassionate wife of an eccentric oil tycoon who has gone missing. Archer must dig through a strange cast of Los Angeles characters, finding crime after crime before he can get to the job he was hired to do.

The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted a. .

The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before.

Электронная книга "The Moving Target", Ross Macdonald. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Moving. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Moving Target" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

by. Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Archer, Lew (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Archer, Lew (Fictitious character), Private investigators. New York : Bantam Books. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). org on August 1, 2011.

Troy’s Buick was standing beside it. The truck was gone. Claude and the brown men were gone. It was still black night, with the moon at its lower edge now. Puddler brought a coil of rope. from the shack beside the adobe. Put your hands behind you, Troy said to me. I kept my hands at my sides. Put your hands behind yo.So far I’ve been doing my job, I said. If you push me around some more, I’ll have a grudge against yo.You talk a great fight, Troy said. I turned to face Puddler, not fast enough. His fist struck the nape of my neck

Ross Macdonald (pseudonym of Kenneth Millar). 5)The Moving Target (1949) as John Macdonald. aka: Harper, 1966) Lew Archer.

Ross Macdonald (pseudonym of Kenneth Millar). 13 December, 1915 - 11 July, 1983) Los Gatos, California - Santa Barbara. Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America - 1974. 6)The Drowning Pool (1950) as John Ross Macdonald Lew Archer. 7)The Way Some People Die (1951) as John Ross Macdonald Lew Archer. Как некоторые умирают.


MarF
"Her voice was clear and fresh, but the sickness was there in her laugh, a little clatter of bitterness under the trill," private detective Lew Archer says of his new client. She wants him to find her rich husband, who, it seems, gave his private pilot the slip and went off on his own. Not an unusual occurrence, she explains, but the man has been known to do foolish things when he is drunk and unsupervised. He tends to give things away -- things she that will be hers when he dies.

The case of the missing Ralph Sampson sets the plot in motion in "The Moving Target", the first book in Ross MacDonald's series featuring Lew Archer. Copyrighted in 1949, the book contains all of the elements of the classic tough guy, PI genre of the period. Characters include Sampson's beautiful daughter who seems to be in love with his handsome, indifferent pilot; the family attorney, an old friend of Archer's, who seems to be in love with the daughter; a shady nightclub owner; his movie actress wife, whose star has almost faded; an attractive has-been pianist; and a strange "spiritual" advisor, who lives on the mountain Sampson gave him. There are guns, fist fights, beatings, uncooperative cops, and mysterious chauffeurs. There are Archer's thoughts on life and things that shout there is more going on than first meets the eye (so to speak).

All of this makes for an enjoyable read that is somewhat reminiscent of John D. MacDonald and echoes Raymond Chandler. This is not the best book in the series, but it is the place to start reading the Archer books and a good read -- even if at least one of the bad guys seems pretty evident to the reader before Archer seems to tumble to him.
Risa
Along with Hammett and Chandler, Ross MacDonald is one of the trio of authors who wrote the classic hardboiled mystery novels. His books get better and deeper as he continued to write them but even his early ones are great. This book has the classic laconic hero and a cast of characters who are victims of fate but more often of the defects that are innate in them. The book's point of view is that evil is in everyone and circumstances whether in the form of temptation or otherwise brings it out. This lesson is wrapped in a throughly engaging story that is only incidentally a mystery. I had read this book the first time fifty years ago. It throughly repaid my re-reading if it.
Swiang
I just recently discovered Ross MacDonald, and this is only the second book of his that I've read. Stellar! This series features a good old fashioned gumshoe, Lew Archer. He's smart, fair and intuitive. The author uses some very cool imagery and language during the set ups and exposition, but when the ball starts rolling, he ratchets up the tension and drives straight on through. Very good. These books take place in the 40's and 50's mainly, as the author was born in 1915. So when I say old school, I mean it. This is a terrific book.
POFOD
This may have been a path-breaking book at one time, but it seems dull compared to the mysteries being written now. I was glad to read the book for its historical value, but I'll not read other books by this author.
Virn
When listing the greats of Noir detective fiction, Macdonald seems all too often to be left off the list. The Moving Target, with its introduction of the wonderful Lew Archer character, is a good place to begin with his writing and one of the best in the series.

The Moving Target explores a wide variety of relationships that turn poisonous-- husband and wife, brother and sister, lovers both requited and unrequited, employer and servant, and lawyers and the law. Originally said to have been titled "The Snatch" (vetoed for obvious reasons), it tells the story of the kidnapping of an eccentric oil millionaire named Ralph Sampson. Lew Archer is hired to help get him back, but he quickly begins to wonder if anyone wants Sampson to return.

While all the characters are interesting, the addicted jazz pianist Betty Fraley is particularly complex and well-drawn. A very good read.
Mananara
I was looking for a Noir similar to Chandler. They say you should be careful what you wish for, but I don't regret a bit of it. MacDonald imitates Chandler to the point I forgot from time to time who is the author. And this is only his first novel!
Mori
This and other Ross Mcdonald novels of the era are wonderful tales about the cases of a PI in the late '40's and early '50's in Southern California. They provide a wonderful sociological over of the life and times of this bygone time. Readers of genres other than the PI/mystery tale will also find his stories entertaining, educational and at times downright hysterically funny.
I had never read Ross Macdonald until I saw this novel rated as one of the best mysteries of all time - and it is! The characters and the story line stand the test of time and will capture your interest immediately and keep it to the very end. An ending I'm sure you won't figure out ahead of time!