Title: Blue Hammer
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective mylar cover. Lew Archer is hired to find a stolen painting, the work of celebrated artist who mysteriously vanished in 1950. The trail reveals the dark and complicated history of a wealthy and prominent Southern California family. A nice tight copy of the last of the Lew Archer novels, with sunning to edges of boards, two phone numbers inked to rear flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 1000729
Synopsis: The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art.
Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Detective Lew Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames-each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs.
About the Author: Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983.
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