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Chill

By MacDonald, Ross




Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar.  Born near San Francisco and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944.  Macdonald was a prolific writer and published numerous mystery novels.  He was one of the few mystery writers whose books were taken seriously by literary critics during his time.  His bestselling series of detective stories featuring private investigator Lew Archer began with The Moving Target in 1949.  Lew Archer is characterized by a deep compassion for people in trouble and his reluctance to employ violent methods to resolve a conflict.  Archer himself said "I have a secret passion for mercy.  But justice is what keeps happening to people."  Macdonald's stories are singular for their deep psychological insight and vivid metaphors and similes.  He was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America and in 1974 was awarded their highest honor: the Grand Master Award.  His approach to crime writing was heavily influenced by Raymond Chandler, with whom Macdonald shared the belief that a well-written mystery is as artistically valuable as any other type of literature.


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The Chill.

MacDonald, Ross.

New York: Knopf.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition. SIGNED by Ross MacDonald on front end paper. Fine in very close to fine dust jacket. (Bottom tip of rear jacket flap clipped. Couple tiny edge nicks in jacket. ) A Lew Archer novel. Considered by many to be his best. (B); 5 3/4" x 8 1/4"; 279 pages .

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THE CHILL

Millar, Kenneth, writing as "Ross Macdonald."

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition. A near fine copy, a small very light stain to lower front cover in a very good plus dust jacket, light shelf wear to spine ends, a few light soil spots to front panel. (13440). Octavo, cloth backed boards. A Lew Archer novel. Signed inscription by Millar to noted Canadian author and educator Marshall McCluhan. "For Marshall/ with affection/ and admiration/ Ken." Marshall McLuhan spent time guest teaching in Santa Barbara where he and Millar met and became lifelong friends. Winner of the British Crime Writers Silver Dagger Award. Hubin, p. 527.

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The Chill.

MACDONALD, Ross.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1964. Octavo. Original red cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Top-stain and top edge of boards faded. An excellent copy in the jacket with a few small nicks, a short closed tear, and a slightly faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "For Stretch with admiration and affection, Ken". Stretch was a Santa Barbara neighbor of the author.

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The Chill

MACDONALD, ROSS

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with a tiny tear at the bottom of the back panel

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross

Alfred A. Knopf, 1964 Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1964. First Edition stated on copyright page. Book very good, slightly shelf-cocked, bumped ends of spine, and minor fading to edges of both covers. DJ very good, minor wear at ends of spine, light chipping at top corners, front and edges of rear darkened, and minor soiling on rear. DJ price reads $3.95.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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THE CHILL

Millar, Kenneth, writing as "Ross Macdonald."

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, mild shelf wear to head of spine panel, small closed tear to lower rear panel, small rub mark at spine fold. (10647). Octavo, cloth backed boards. A Lew Archer novel. Winner of the British Crime Writers Silver Dagger Award. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.

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THE CHILL.

MACDONALD, ROSS

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964., 1964. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Fine, bright, copy in dust jacket with light wear to head of spine and a small closed tear to bottom edge of front cover that has been internally reinforced with a small piece of cellophane tape. This has created a small discoloration to one spot at the bottom of the front cover. Private detective Lew Archer is hired to find a missing wife who has vanished, apparently of her own free will, only a day into her honeymoon. Archer's investigation soon reveals a deeper, darker story involving two murders 20 years apart. An attractive copy of arguably his finest novel.

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

1979-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

MACDONALD, ROSS

London: Collins, 1964. Red cloth and red decorated cloth in dust jacket. Apart from stain on bottom edge the book is almost fine. Dust jacket is worn at the extemities but is still bright and unfaded.. 1st. Cloth. VG/VG. Small Octavo.

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

Alfred A. Knopf first edition, book in fine condition, DJ very good with wear and tear along edges. F. Hardcover.

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THE CHILL.

Macdonald, Ross.

New York: Knopf, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Foxing to endpapers and first few pages, top edge faded, else near fine in about very good jacket with slight fading to jacket spine. Original red cloth and blue-gray boards, octavo, 279 pp. 13th novel in the Lew Archer series of hard-boiled mysteries.

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The Chill (A Lew Archer Novel)

Ross MacDonald

2010-05-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

1996-03-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross

New York. Alfred Knopf. 1963. Bound in gilt titled cloth and paper covered embossed boards. 8vo. First Edition. 2 vertical stains to upper edge, else Very Fine in soiled Very Good dustwrapper.

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

2012-01-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill (A Lew Archer Novel)

Ross MacDonald

2002-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill [In Japanese Language]

Ross Macdonald

1976-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill (A Lew Archer Novel)

Ross MacDonald

2010-05-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

Knopf, 1964 Stamp of "Rummel Village" on insides of front and back book covers. Very Good+/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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The Chill: A Lew Archer Novel

Ross MacDonald

1995-03-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

1990-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill (A Lew Archer Novel)

Ross MacDonald

2002-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

1970-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

New York. 1964. Knopf. 1st Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Worn Dustjacket. 280 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Arthur Hawkins. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer. inventory #3303

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

2012-01-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

New York, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 1963. New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. Reprint. 8vo. Blue cloth with black lettering and designs embossed on spine, rough-cut pages, 279 pp. As California detective Lew Archer is hired to trace a runaway bride, he discovers a trail of murder that goes back 20 years and leads half-way across America. Exciting, baffling, and intimately satisfying, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat! Rare! Near fine in a good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. Reprint. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Book Club.

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

The Crime Club / Collins. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

1996-03-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross (Kenneth Millar)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Lew Archer's search for a runaway bride uncovers a trail of murder. Bumped and rubbed with a damp stain along the upper edge of the front pastedown and end paper. Residue to the edges of the boards as if from an old edged jacket protector. Jacket has been removed from that protector, is a bit crimped with the corners of the flaps trimmed, and the flaps are glued to the pastedowns.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross

Collins, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. The dust jacket is slightly shelf rubbed and has short tears at the spine as well as some creasing on the flap. The boards are still in a very good condition. Internally clean and tightly bound. Complete with 256 pages. This is a Crime Club Edition. [B.K.]

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

Bantam, 1983-11-01. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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The Chill

Hardcover. Very Good. Near fine book/VG- jacket. Book club edition.

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 1996. Paperback. New. 8 x 5.18 cm.

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Chill

MacDonald, Ross

HC, ex-library. Stated First Ed. Fair in VG dj in mylar. Corners & spine ends bumped. Corners also frayed. Bottom board edges rubbed & frayed. Pages tanned, with light soiling. One interior gutter crack with webbing showing. Binding loose, but pages firmly bound.

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The Chill

MACDONALD, ROSS

Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1963. Softcover. Reading copy. Faircondition. A beautiful, half-mad bride desperately running from her husband - a trail of murder that leads halfway across America and twenty years back into the past - an iron-willed matriarch - an amorous French instructress - a Las Vegas blackmailer - a strange voice from the past screaming: "I'm going to kill you." The Chill - the most baffling, brilliant, shocking thriller ever to come from the pen of Ross Macdonald!

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Chill: A Lew Archer Novel (American Crime)

Ross MacDonald

Allison & Busby, 1986-06. Paperback. Good.

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

PAPER BACK

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The Chill: A Lew Archer Novel

Ross MacDonald

Thorndike Press, 1995-06. Hardcover. Good.

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. This is an older printing. 100% guaranteed. 081019

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

Warner Books Inc (Mm), 1990-06. Paperback. Good.

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The Chill

Ross Macdonald

Vintage, 1996-06-03. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Chill (Canongate Crime Classics)

Ross Macdonald

Clearway Logistics Phase 1b, 2001-07-12. Paperback. Good.

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The Chill (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

MacDonald, Ross

U.S.A.: Vintage Books, 1996. 1st Edition . Soft cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Synopsis: In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer. Review: "The surprise with which a detective novel concludes should set up tragic vibrations which run backward through the entire structure," wrote Ross Macdonald in his 1981 Self-Portrait. Nowhere in his work does he better demonstrate this principle than in The Chill, first published in 1964. The plot is one of Macdonald's most masterfully constructed. Private detective Lew Archer is engaged to trace a missing spouse, who has vanished--apparently of her own free will--only a day into her honeymoon. Archer begins pulling at the threads of the case, and by page 25 they're already starting to reveal a deeper, darker story involving two murders 20 years apart. As usual, Macdonald's economical prose propels the reader forward from one action-packed scene to another, while the scenes in turn pile up to paint a rich, complex picture of buried memories, anguished relations between parents and children, the arrogance of the rich, and the search for identity. Then, at the end, one of the author's best surprise reversals changes the picture's colors entirely. Even if you're one of those discerning readers who find Macdonald's lesser work superior to most other mystery writing (as does this reviewer), The Chill stands out among his books. --Nicholas H. Allison

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The Chill

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0679768076 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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The Chill

Ross MacDonald

Warner Books Inc (Mm), 1990-06-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

Pleasantville, NY: Impress Group. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 2003. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Gray endpapers. 295 pages. The Best Mysteries of All Time .

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THE CHILL

MacDonald. Ross

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1963. Book Club Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book Club. A Very Good copy. 8vo. Blue cloth with black decoration and title on spine. Light wear to the boards. Lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. *** THE CHILL marks the 11th appearance of California detective Lew Archer. ***.

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The Chill

MacDonald, Ross

Pleasantville, NY: ImPress Mystery, 2003. Nice reprint edition, one of "The Best Mysteries of All Time" series. Blue hardcover, gold & silver titling & decoration, no jacket as issued. Light wear, text clean. Publisher's flyer laid in.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5¾" by 8¾".

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2 book collection, comprising: The Parish of St Mel's and Other Verses. TOGETHER WITH: On Darlinghurst Hill.

O'BRIEN, John. (Patrick Hartigan).

Sydney, A&R, 1954-1952. FIRST EDITION HARD COVER IN DUST JACKET. 8vo. or.cl. and, 8vo. or.pict. cl. OCTAVO SIZE. HARDCOVER. #1 - Illusts. by Ronar Dunlop; #2 - Illusts. #1 - Written at Narrandera, where the author was the parish priest. First edition. Very good copy in chipped dust jacket; #2 - little worn copy. TWO BOOKS IN TOTAL. #AAA1. 2 book collection, comprising: The Parish of St Mel's and Other Verses. TOGETHER WITH: On Darlinghurst Hill. Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in 1975.

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Mark Schapiro

Chelsea Green, 2007. Inscribed and Signed by the author. 3rd Printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket.

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