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ROSS MACDONALD Black Money Ross Macdonald’s real name was . Ross Macdonald’s real name was Kenneth Millar.

ROSS MACDONALD Black Money Ross Macdonald’s real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Millar returned to the . as a young man and published his first novel in 1944.

by Ross Macdonald (Author). Book 13 of 18 in the Lew Archer Novels Series. If you like Ross MacDonald you will like "Black Money". Standard Lew Archer fare, with the standard set of twists and turns

by Ross Macdonald (Author). Standard Lew Archer fare, with the standard set of twists and turns. I like Block's Matt Scudder and John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee a little better than Lew Archer - but not by much.

Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his finest . Black Money was published in 1966 - in When I read The Chill, I thought that was Macdonald at his "peak". If you've come this far in the series ( you're likely already a fan of Lew Archer/Ross Macdonald.

List of the best Ross Macdonald books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ross Macdonald who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ross Macdonald is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Plot twists, pitfalls, intrigue, deception. These mysteries will keep you guessing until the very end.

I showed him the picture. He reacted to it. He snatched it out of my hand and hustled me into his office and closed the door. Where did you get hold of this?""In Montevista

I showed him the picture. Where did you get hold of this?""In Montevista. This isn't a recent picture. He took it to his desk to study it under the light. No, I see it isn't recent. Leo will never be that young again. He seemed to take pleasure in this fact, as if it made him younger by comparison.

Black Money - Ross Macdonald. Black money is the money that never shows up on the books. Big sums of cash that make you instantly rich. A seductive Frenchman comes out of nowhere and a rich, chubby and ineffectual heir hires Archer to get his girlfriend back. Harper keeps going following every clue until he has the answer.

Black Money (Vintage Crime Black Lizard). The Underground Man (Lew Archer 16). Ross Macdonald. Категория: Юридические науки, Криминология, криминалистика.

Black Money is a novel by US American mystery writer Ross Macdonald. Published in 1966, it is among the most powerful of all Ross Macdonald's novels and was his own personal choice as his best book. The plot is typically intricate: Peter Jamiesen, the jilted boyfriend of the formerly wealthy Virginia Fablon, hires sleuth Lew Archer to investigate the background of Francis Martel, a man of mysterious wealth, grandiose claims, and violent threats.

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Even on the surface, the assignment seems odd. Lew Archer is retained by a young man not to bring his love back to him, but merely to save her from a relationship with one Francis Martel, who claims to be a Frenchman. The young lady, Ginny Fablon, is of course beautiful and enticing, but there is much more behind her story. Roy, her father, had been a suicide seven years before. There is something in this clubby, California upper middle class environment that Archer, who reads people well, finds abnormal.

Martel, a thirtyish man of intelligence, deceit and aliases, is not who he seems. Neither are most of the crucial characters who mainly major in pretense. Through the halls of third-rate academia,the local Tennis Club, a Las Vegas gambling den where money is skimmed off the top, and two murders, Archer peels back the layers of mystery that jolts us into the present. Lust, both sexual and monetary, is a constant. Corruption at all levels rules the day.

Critics have pointed to The Great Gatsby as the inspiration for the character of Francis Martel, and for this, Ross McDonald's most literary effort.Frankly, despite its acclaim, Gatsby did nothing for me when I dragged through it 20 years ago. But maybe Fitzgerald's work gave Ross McDonald something to shoot for. Despite his fine body of work, the Lew Archer novels had elements of preachiness in them, as well as a habit of stretching secret familial relationships beyond rationality. Neither of these flaws, minor as they are when compared to the whole, are present here. Having read all but three or four of the Archer novels, this seems the best of them all, on a par with Farewell, My Lovely and The Maltese Falcon.
It's completely shocking to me that if you go into a superchain bookstore these days - (I'm not writing about Amazon, which will usually get it for you if it's in print) but you know the stores I mean, - if you go into them and browse the mystery sections, Ross MacDonald is barely represented. Shocking, because he truly deserves the William Goldman NY Times quote that graces the covers of most of his books: "The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." His Lew Archer novels truly are among the best we have, and although all eighteen aren't equally as great, they are all usually a cut above the rest of what's out there.

I cut my teeth on Chandler; and his three excellent Marlowe novels, The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, and The Long Goodbye, are beautiful, superlative books. Hammett's got The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and Red Harvest. But MacDonald will keep you engrossed through eighteen incredibly plotted, almost always puzzling, hard boiled mysteries that surpass in some respects those six mentioned novels, and most anything by any later writer. Even after you're on to his method you'll still find it hard, if not impossible, to decipher the resolutions to his mysteries before he presents them. Black Money may not be equal to MacDonald's best, which are unmatched by anything in the genre, but the chances are good that its plot and mystery will keep you guessing until the very end.
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I've read a fair number of the Lew Archer series in sequence by now and have noticed that plots are getting rather familiar, however, there is something in the familiarity of locations and recurring supporting characters that makes each story enjoyable. Rather reminds me of Franklin W. Dixon's Hardy Boys Detective stories I read in my youth.
Ross McDonald is a graceful writer, spare in language, but sometimes metaphorical. His plots are character-driven, realistic and engrossing. I only wish he were alive to enjoy his fame as an excellent writer -- mystery or no mystery. I'm reading his whole series and enjoying them all. There are only small elements of being dated (absence of cellphones, money before inflation, etc.) The plots are timeless.
The story begins as the jilted boyfriend of a wealthy woman hires Archer to investigate the background of her husband. The investigation takes Archer on a journey from the homeless to the wealthy in and around Montevista. The plot is typical of nearly every Ross MacDonald novel - which is not to say if you've read one you've read them all, as MacDonald does manage to peel off another layer of Archer with each book. Ross MacDonald is quoted as saying that this was his favorite novel. I've read them all and this is certainly one of the best.

I've recently finished Ross MacDonald and several other biographies of MacDonald and was fascinated to learn the connection between Black Money and The Great Gatsby. Bernard A. Schopen writes of The Black Money, "As nearly everyone has observed, the novel is the result of Macdonald's long meditations on the themes and patterns of action in the book that he said he read annually, The Great Gatsby." Several of MacDonald's critics noted the similarities between Jay Gatsby and Pedro Domingo, the Panamanian-born character in The Black Money who dreams of remaking himself and focuses his dreams on marrying a wealthy American girl. In re-reading this book, knowing that MacDonald considered Fitzgerald his Dream Writer, I now can see the parallel between both books. Although Fitzgerald seems to be saying that money offers opportunity, MacDonald believes that money corrupts. Although it is not a reworking of Gatsby, it does provide a different angle on the same theme. (5 Stars)
If you like Ross MacDonald you will like "Black Money". Standard Lew Archer fare, with the standard set of twists and turns. I like Block's Matt Scudder and John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee a little better than Lew Archer -- but not by much.
An especially good Lew Archer novel. Lots of twists and turns keep you really guessing until the end. As usual, the past is never really gone and haunts the present.
Vintage Macdonald. Great summer read.