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fine hardcover copy in a fine dustwrapper + the important pamphlet 1st edition. SIGNED limited edition. In an important literary discovery, Macdonald biographer, Tom Nolan, unearthed three previously unpublished private-eye stories by Ross Macdonald. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: ‘LOST' STORIES BY A MASTER
Ross Macdonald (1915-1983) was, according to The New York Times, the author of "the finest detective novels ever written by an American." His detective, Lew Archer, investigates character and place and the tensions and conflicts that form America. In Ross Macdonald's hands, Lew Archer's home turf, southern California, becomes symbolic and (perhaps more important) emblematic of the human struggle to make things right, to make sense of who we are.
In an important literary discovery, Macdonald biographer, Tom Nolan, unearthed three previously unpublished private-eye stories by Ross Macdonald. "Death by Water," written in 1945, features Macdonald's first detective Joe Rogers, and two novelettes from 1950 and 1955, "Strangers in Town" and "The Angry Man," are detailed cases of Lew Archer.
These ‘lost' stories help the reader to understand why The New York Times also said that "classify him how you will, Ross Macdonald is one of the best American novelists now operating."
Ross Macdonald was the author of the finest "detective novels ever written by an American" according to the New York Times. The statement may be arguable, but no serious student of detective fiction would leave Macdonald out of the top five. His Lew Archer novels evolved the shoot-first-ask-questions-later tough guy into a detective who solved his cases by understanding the people, motives, and context of the crime. This collection--edited by Tom Nolan, who also contributes very informative introductions to each story--brings together three previously unpublished, early Macdonald stories. They feature a familial triangle turned deadly; an altruistic detective who tries to keep a young black man from being convicted of murder; and Lew Archer's efforts to help a schizophrenic client. The last is the best, showcasing a mature Macdonald in fine, melancholy form. Highly recommended for any collection frequented by serious detective buffs. Wes Lukowsky
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Título: STRANGERS IN TOWN - signed limited edition
Editorial: Crippen & Landru
Año de publicación: 2000
Descripción Crippen & Landru Publishers, Norfolk, VA, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Clean copy, no writing or markings in text. Solid and square, no loose pages. Brown boards with blue lettering on spine, 164 pages. This is #88 of a limited edition of 400 clothbound copies. Signed and numbered by editor, also included is a facsimile of the author's signature. DJ is now protected with a clear plastic cover. BX105. Signed by Editor. Nº de ref. de la librería 011031
Descripción Crippen & Landru Publishers, Norfolk, Virginia, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Limited Edition. Limited Edition, number 212 of 400 signed by the editor and a facsimile signature of Ross Macdonald. Pamphlet, Winnipeg, 1929, in rear pocket. First edition, first printing. Light shelf wear, very good and better. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 706917
Descripción Crippen & Landru Publishers February 2001, 2001. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Fine in Fine dj, US First Edition, First Printing Hardcover LImited edition, one of 400 copies signed and numbered by the editor and with a facsimile of the author's signature signed as both Ross Macdonald and Ken Miller. This is no. 9. Separately printed pamphlet "Winnipeg, 1929" in rear pocket. SIGNED Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. Nº de ref. de la librería 73928
Descripción Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, Virginia, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As new. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As new. First Edition. Limited edition, one of 400 copies signed and numbered by the editor and with a facsimile of the author's signature signed as both ross macdonald and Ken Miller. This is no. 378. Separately printed pamphlet "Winnipeg, 1929" in rear pocket. 164,  p. 24 cm. Frontispiece photo of Macdonald. Brown hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Contains: Intro by Tom Nolan; Death by Water; Strangers in Town; The Angry Man. Nº de ref. de la librería 115141
Descripción Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG188594151X