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by Ross Macdonald

  • ISBN: 0893402494
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Ross Macdonald
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Curley & Assoc (August 1, 1984)
  • Pages: 528
  • ePub book: 1847 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1905 kb
  • Other: mbr rtf lit txt
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 871


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The Zebra-Striped Hearse book. Ross Macdonald is a master of his genre, and though I haven't read many of his books, based on this one I'll be stocking u. .

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The zebra-striped hearse. by. Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983. New York, Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Nothing had changed in the big upstairs room, except that there were black paper ashes in the fireplace. They crumbled when I tried to pick them up on the fire shovel. still gleaming wet in places. In the light that slanted through the glass doors, the spot of cobalt blue which Damis had added last glared at me like an eye. I backed away from the picture, trying to understand it, and went down the stairs to the master bedroom. The louvered doors of the closet were swinging open.

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And then there is the zebra-striped hearse and its crew of beautiful, sunburned surfers, whose path seems to keep crossing the son-in-law's and Archer's in a powerful, fast-paced novel of murder on the California coast.

When Isobel Blackwell comes calling unexpectedly on Lew Archer just minutes before her husband is scheduled to meet with the detective, she expresses concern for her stepdaughter, Harriet. The young woman is about to come into a large trust fund, and she wants to marry a handsome, penniless artist named Burke Damis. Isobel has no objection to the marriage, but Harriet's father, Mark Blackwell, dislikes Damis and is staunchly opposed. Mr. Blackwell asks Archer to investigate Damis, and Archer agrees, partly because he's attracted to Mrs. Blackwell. Murders past and present crowd the investigation as various leads take Archer to Mexico, Lake Tahoe, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles. The Zebra-Striped Hearse is indeed colored black and white - but the intertwining relationships of the characters range across many shades of gray.


Iraraeal Iraraeal
A later Lew Archer novel but still packs a mean punch. In this novel, MacDonald is looking for the cause of murder. The zebra-striped hearse is always in the background but it's an itch that can't be scratched. MacDonald goes in a different direction. It reads more like a commentary at the times. It is set in and published in the early 1960s. MacDonald does a great job of adding the surfing culture which was just starting to become mainstream. Archer, a WWII vet, pokes fun about the hairdos and doesn't exactly care for the happy-go lucky attitude of "kids today."
Archer must overturn several rocks along with dealing with stoner surfer kids to get to the bottom of the murder. It's a fun, fast paced ride, much like riding a wave in sunny California. Archer soon learns that sometimes things aren't always what they seem.
greed style greed style
Ross McDonald, the pen name of Kenneth Millar, is a fantastic detective novel writer. His protagonist, Lew Archer, is the classic private investigator based near Hollywood. His beat is California and his novels are based in the late 40's thru the 50's and into the early '60's. I decided to start with his first Archer novel and read the series in the sequence of publication. McDonaldd develops great mysteries with highly fleshed out characters. I've just finished the Zebra Stripped Hearse and am, as I've been doing, side-tracking to another author and genre between the Archer novels. Great fun!
Uaha Uaha
I'm a fan of John Sandford's and his Prey series, all 15 or 20 of them. Ross Macdonald reminds me of Sandford, or, the other way around, chronologically speaking. Good plot, well developed, intriguing, a bit complicated, excellent character development. The twisting of things at the end was a nice touch.
Mash Mash
...weaving three families and generations of mistakes into a complex tale of murder. Love his meandering style as Archer discovers the past and its ineradicable clues to the present.
Narder Narder
This was my second Ross MacDonald. They dont call him a great mystery writer for nothing. I am thankful that there are many novels left to read. -LIke Raymond Chandler the book is chock-a=block full of old fashioned similes.
Mpapa Mpapa
A slightly more modern Lew Archer novel. Does not disappoint fans looking for action, dark descriptions of characters and mood. Again, the past is not dead and has severe consequences in the present.
Bodwyn Bodwyn
Mr MacDonald writes hard boiled P.I. stories from the late 40's to 50's. His main character is more deeply emotional and reflective than Chandler and Hammett's are. The way he writes, you can easily imagine the scenes he describes. I would recommend any of his works.
I am enjoying the Archer series, MacDonald, like other series writers, has better stories than others, but that is a matter of personal taste, of course. The title on this book hand me a little leary but it turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable. I think it would be a great movie to bring back Archer.