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THE THREE ROADS

by MACDONALD, ROSS (KENNETH MILLAR)

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NEW YORK NY: ALFRED A KNOPF CO. NF/VG+. PUB 1948. FIRST EDITION. BOOK IS FINE BUT FOR A SLIGHT LEAN OF THE SPINE AND SOME RUBBING OFTHE SPINE ENDS. D.J. IS LIGHTLY WORN AT THE CORNERS AND FRONT SPINE EDGEWITH SOME LIGHT BROWN STAINING ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL, ACOUPLE OF TINY EDGE TEARS, AND A COUPLE OF SPOTTED STAINS ON THE LIGHTLYSOILED REAR PANEL THAT HAS A COUPLE OF TINY HOLES. A VERY NICE COPY OF ASCARCE BOOK.. Keywords: MYSTERY, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

“[The] American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, brought to its zentih by Macdonald.” — New York Times Book Review   “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.” — Los Angeles Times   “Most mystery writers merely write about crime.  Ross Macdonald writes about sin.” — The Atlantic   “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   “[Macdonald] carried form and style about as far as they would go, writing classic family tragedies in the guise of private detective mysteries.” — The Guardian (London)   “[Ross Macdonald] gives to the detective story that accent of class that the late Raymond Chandler did.” — Chicago Tribune



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