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The Three Roads

by Ross Macdonald

Condition: Very Good


New York: Bantam Books , 1974. Wraps. Very Good. Fouth and last novel, originally written in 1948 , authored as Kenneth Millar ( 1913 - 1983 ) , pseudonym : Ross Macdonald, born in in Ontario, Canda, teacher, Communications Officer of Escort Carrier in the Pacific Ocean, Canadian writer of hard-boiled crime fiction......A psychological, Private Detective Lew Archer novel , set in California, with four Parts, titled : Saturday.......Sunday .....Monday .... Doomsday . preceded by quote from Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, that begins : " For now am I discovered vile, and of the vile. O ye three roads, and thou concealed dell, and oaken copse and narrow outlet, of three ways which drank my own blood " ..... Basis of Movie, titled " Deadly Companion " or " Double Negative " ... Kenneth Millar " Who surpassed the limits of crime fiction to become a major crime fiction novelist, with psychological insight and literary sophistication " . Soft covered book ( 4 1/8 X 6 7/8 ) 214 pages.

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“[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


  • Bookseller: oldusedbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00013099
  • Title: The Three Roads
  • Author: Ross Macdonald
  • Format/binding: Wraps
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1974

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