Re: RARA-AVIS: The Moving Target

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 28 Mar 2001

The Archer series really comes into its own around
_The Galton Case_. That's when Ross Macdonald began working his distinctive themes: the persistence of evil, the examination of dysfunctional families, the way old crimes haunt the next generation.

It's very quiet and at times self-conciously literary. Not everybody likes it, but count me in as one of R. Macdonald's biggest fans. I particularly recommend
_The Chill_ and _ Black Money_.

--- Daniel Sevitt <> wrote:
> I just finished my (and Macdonald's) first Lew
> Archer and felt a little
> disappointed.

I would
> like to hear people's thoughts on persevering with
> the series and its highs
> and lows.
> Daniel Sevitt

===== Doug Bassett

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