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THE THREE ROADS

by MacDonald, Ross (Kenneth Millar)

Condition: Very Good to Near Fine


New York: Bantam Books, 1968. Vintage paperback, Bantam F3665; an early Ross MacDonald first published in 1948, featuring Bret Taylor, a man who can't remember his wife's murder or the murderer; Second Printing of First Bantam Edition; text is clean, tight, lightly age-tanned with slight spine lean in black pictorial wrappers showing only minor surface and edgewear. Scarce and collectable.. First Edition Thus, Later Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine.

“[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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