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The Three Roads by  Ross MacDonald - Paperback - New Bantam Edition - 1974 - from Orielis' Books and

The Three Roads

by MacDonald, Ross

Condition: Good+

New York, NY: Bantam Books. Good+. 1974. New Bantam Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Spine/covers slightly creased, shelf-cocked. Corners bumped, minor edge wear, slight yellowing, a couple pages dog-eared.

"He had one obsession-to trap the brutal killer who had murdered his wife. He remembered only their first meeting-the long, continuous kiss in the taxi, the hotel, the panther-blackness of the night. It was the fulfillment of a promise too sweet to be believed. But now she was dead. Murdered. And somewhere in the labyrinth of his tangled memory was the answer to this murder. He had to find the killer-but would he also meet his own destruction?"; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

“[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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