The Chill by Ross MacDonald
(Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer.

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Ross MacDonald's illustrations have appeared in many magazines, including the "New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Newsweek", and "Time". He is also the author and illustrator of several children's books, including "Another Perfect Day", which was a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book; "Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet", which was a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book and a "Nick Jr. Magazine" Best Book; and, most recently, "Bad Baby". Mr. MacDonald lives with his family in Connecticut. Visit his website at
Published December 22, 2010 by Vintage. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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Lew Archer's search for a missing bride takes him to a college campus where her confidante is now murdered, and back to a past which concealed other half-remembered and best forgotten incidents: her mother's death at her father's hands? a semi-connected inquiry into who put the chill on one Luke ...

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