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"HIS LEW ARCHER SERIES IS A MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO DETECTIVE LITERATURE"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Drowning Pool. New York, 1950.

First edition of Macdonald's second Lew Archer novel, confirming the signal influence of his California private detective in creating "a new literary standard for his genre" (New York Times), issued under the pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald. The basis for the 1975 film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. $3200.

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"THE BEST NOVEL IN THE HARD-BOILED TRADITION… SINCE FAREWELL, MY LOVELY… AND POSSIBLY SINCE THE MALTESE FALCON"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Way Some People Die. New York, 1951.

First edition of one of the first Lew Archer novels in Ross Macdonald's award-winning series, published under his early pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald, widely considered "a genre classic," and praised on publication as a "subtle hard-boiled gem" (Saturday Review). $2400.

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"SUCCESSOR, PROBABLY THE GREATEST, TO THE HAMMETT AND CHANDLER HARD-BOILED TRADITIONS"

MACDONALD. Ross. Wycherly Woman. New York, 1961.

First edition of Wycherly Woman, the first book by Macdonald to be nominated for Mystery Writers of America's important Edgar Allen Poe Award, his 9th Lew Archer novel, in original dust jacket. $1100.

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