Lew Archer Series | Penguin Random House CanadaThe name Lew Archer refers to a series of crime mystery novels written by Ross Macdonald. Lew Archer is also the name of the primary protagonist, a private investigator that solves crimes in Los Angeles. Ross Macdonald did not immediately elicit interest when he wrote the first Lew Archer novel in and that was partly his fault. For most people, Lew Archer was just a derivative of his superior counterpart. It took a while but the author succeeded in dragging his hero out of the Philip Marlowe mold and making Lew Archer his own man, an intelligent, sympathetic character that readers could support. People loved Marlowe because they could relate to him.
The Zebra Striped Hearse Lew Archer #10 by Ross Macdonald p2
Order of Lew Archer Books
If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler, it was Ross Macdonald. Ryanas Lt. I just like the nastiness of the plot and the sharpness of the dialogue. The Wycherly Woman.
Lew Archer Books in Order:
The Moving Target Lew Archer #1 by Ross Macdonald p1
The Barbarous Coast. In Sleeping Beauty, young adults whom Archer tries desperately to save from disaster, a mi? You may have heard the name Blake Crouch before as he wrote the Wayward Pines series? Yes as soon as they are announced Yes but close to release date No I wait until they are published View Results. An almost Greek sense of tragedy pervades the novels as the sins of omission and crimes of sometimes-wealthy parents are frequently visited upon their children!
Archer is a private detective working in Southern California. Macdonald's Archer novels have been praised for building on the foundations of hardboiled fiction by introducing more literary themes and psychological depth to the genre. Critic John Leonard declared that Macdonald had surpassed the limits of crime fiction to become "a major American novelist"  while author Eudora Welty was a fan of the series and carried on a lengthy correspondence with Macdonald. Steve N. White is the current film rights holder of Lew Archer and the book series. Initially, Lew Archer was similar to if not completely a derivative of Philip Marlowe , the pioneering sleuth created by Raymond Chandler in the s.
Domingo's dream is a dangerous one and involves mob money the only one of the latter Archer books to involve the mob. Steve N. But after private ogder Lew Archer plays the good samaritan and picks up a bloodied hitchhiker, he finds himself in town for a few days awaiting a murder inquest. The character has been adapted for visual media several times: Two feature films starring Paul Newman  as "Lew Harper ":.
Ryanas Lt. R oss Macdonald's heyday was in the early s and late s, when he was constantly compared to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. If Archer wants to archef a murderer, he must sift through all the filth until he gets to the truth.