Re: RARA-AVIS: Some pre-Lew Archer?

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 17 Nov 2002

Ed Lynskey wrote:
> I picked up a short novel by Ross MacDonald
> titled MEET ME AT THE MORGUE. The first few
> pages have read well. With a 1953 pub date,
> I'm guessing it's pre-Lew Archer. Still, the
> prose has his clean, exact quality. Has anyone
> read this and is it regarded as a proving ground
> for the Archer novels?

********* I'm in the middle of my first Ross MacDonald novel, THE DARK TUNNEL. It's got a 1944 copyright and it's a bit more cerebral than a lot of the wham- bam-thank-you-mam stuff I've been reading. An English professor by the name of Bob Branch suspects a Nazi plot in the United States.


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