--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@> wrote:
> > I am now interested in reading some Lew Archer books. I only have the Crippen & Landru collection of short stories. Would that be a good starting point or is there one title that's generally considered the best in the series?
> Very much worth reading. The Chill, The Far Side of the Dollar and The Zebra-Striped Hearse are favorites of mine.
> As to banter, there was less and less of it as the series went on. Eventually, the break with the Chandler style was total.
---------I first read some of the Lew Archer novels in the 1960's and then continued to buy the novels as they were published into the 70's. I've read them all and gave most my highest rating which would put them right up there with Raymond Chandler and Hammett. I'm presently rereading the entire series and just finished my 8th in a row. I prefer the later novels but you can't go wrong with the titles listed above, The Chill, The Far Side of the Dollar and The Zebra Striped Hearse. If you like these three then you will like them all.
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