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‘I can’t make your girl come back if she doesn’t want to. I told you that on the phone’ But something changes…

‘The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American’ William Goldman

‘A beautiful job, rich in plot and character…surprising and shocking’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘I love the Lew Archer books’ James Ellroy

When Lew Archer is hired to find out the truth about a suspiciously suave Frenchman who has run off with his client’s girlfriend, it looks like a simple enough case. But things start to look very different when Archer connects the elusive foreigner with a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts.

BLACK MONEY is Ross Macdonald at his very finest, revealing the skull beneath the sun-kissed skin of Southern California.

Reviews

This welcome reissue of one of Macdonald's best novels reminds us once again what an important writer he was
CATHOLIC HERALD
[A]n enjoyable racy thriller. . . this is quite simply a gem of its genre!
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
A beautiful job, rich in plot and character...surprising and shocking
NEW YORK TIMES
A great writer exploring psychopathology in Southern California... a crafter of complex, emotionally evocative plots
Jonathan Kellerman
The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American
William Goldman
This welcome reissue of one of Macdonald's best novels reminds us once again what an important writer he was
CATHOLIC HERALD
This is quite simply a gem of its genre!
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
The best private eye in the business
SUNDAY TIMES
MacDonald should not be limited in audience to connoisseurs of mystery fiction. He is one of a handful of writers in the genre whose worth and quality surpass the limitations of the form
LA TIMES
Without in the least abating my admiration for Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, I should like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross MacDonald is a better novelist than either of them
Anthony Boucher, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
I love the Lew Archer books
James Ellroy
The finest writer of "hard-boiled" private detective stories since Raymond Chandler
NEW YORK TIMES