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The Doomsters

By MacDonald, Ross




Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Ontario, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. He died in 1983.


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The Doomsters.

MACDONALD, Ross.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1958. Octavo. Original purple and white patterned boards, titles to spine black on white ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very slightly rubbed and faded jacket. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, using his real name Kenneth Millar, on the front free endpaper "January 22, 1958. For Stretch and Pidge, cheerful people, in the hope that this story won't depress them unduly. Affectionately, Ken". Stretch and Pidge were Santa Barbara neighbors, and the name Pidge appears in one of the author's other novels.

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The Doomsters (Signed First Edition)

Macdonald, Ross

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near Fine and unread in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket has the usual fading to the colors at the heel, and some creasing and light rubbing at the crown. Presents quite well overall. Lew Archer.

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The Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

Knopf, 1958 A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a small closed tear on front panel of jacket. Lew Archer is hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of a wealthy political dynasty, to investigate the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Archer soon discovers that orange groves may have been where the Hallmans made their money, but they'd invested heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their wealth. After years of double-crossing and dirty-dealing, the family seems to be on the receiving end of a death-blow. With two dead already and another member in the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman is murdered. An exceptional copy. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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The Doomsters

MACDONALD, ROSS

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. Decorated paper boards in dust jacket that is slightly faded on spine. Inscribed "To.........Ross MacDonald" on the title page by the author. A fine bright copy with edgewear only.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st. Boards. About Fine/About Fine. Octavo.

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THE DOOMSTERS

Millar, Kenneth, writing as "Ross Macdonald."

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. Some light traces of black residue along the edges from and old style asphaltic dust jacket protector, a nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with some mild rubbing corners and lower edge. A sharp copy. (15537). Octavo, boards. "With its sure pace and crisp prose, The Doomsters belonged with the best of the previous Archers. What was new was its more complex view of behavior. In this book MacDonald said good-bye to the simplistic views and solutions of the hard-boiled shool." Nolan, Ross MacDonald: A Biography, pp. 181. Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 676-678.

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Doomsters

MACDONALD, Ross

First Edition of Ross Macdonald's "The Doomsters" MACDONALD, Ross. The Doomsters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. Octavo. [iv], 251, [1, note on the type, note on the author] pp. Printed paper over boards, dust jacket. Jacket with some light rubbing to top and bottom of spine and edges. Still, a fine copy of this well-known Lew Archer title. HBS 67410. $1,000

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The Doomsters (First Edition)

Macdonald, Ross

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. First Edition. The seventh book in the Lew Archer series. Generally considered the turning point in Macdonald's writing, where the author eclipsed the influence of Hammett and Chandler and found a distinctive voice as one of the greatest writers in hardboiled fiction. Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. An extremely bright, fresh copy of this Macdonald high spot, with only a small bump at the heel, minute rubbing to a couple of jacket corners, and just a touch of the usual fading to the red and blue coloring at the lower end of the spine panel.

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THE DOOMSTERS.

MACDONALD, ROSS.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958., 1958. First edition. First edition. Three small numbers stamped on front fly leaf, else fine in dust jacket lightly rubbed at spine ends and a few tiny nicks to to top edge of front cover. Lew Archer is hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, to investigate the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Archer soon discovers that orange groves may have been where the Hallmans made their money, but they'd invested heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their wealth. After years of double-crossing and dirty-dealing, the family seems to be on the receiving end of a death-blow. With two dead already and another member in the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman is murdered. Housed in a cloth slipcase.

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The Doomsters

MacDonald, Ross

First edition, as stated on copyright page. Book very good, slight fading on spine, minor rubbing at edges of covers, minor wear to spine ends, at front rear paste-downs leftover pieces from previously attached paper, short black marker line at bottom edges of pages, small stamp of letters at front paste-down, and small stamp of a letter and numbers at rear free end paper. Dust jacket very good, some wear, tape attached to inside of spine ends.

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THE DOOMSTERS

MacDonald, Ross

Knopf A NEAR FINE FIRST IN DJ. NOT PRICE CLIPPED signed on laid in card. Signed. FIRST. Book.

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

E-018: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1958. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Alfred A. Knopf. 1958. 251 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has shelf-wear present (very light chipping present to the crown & heel of the DJ spine). Bound in paper-covered boards. Boards have shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but they’ve has been investing heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their rancid wealth. E-018; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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THE DOOMSTERS

Macdonald, Ross

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. The seventh book in the Lew Archer series. Many sources believe this book marked a series turning point, when Macdonald abandoned his imitations of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett and found his own voice. It also marks Archer's turning point as a man more interested in understanding the criminal than in catching him. Slightly cocked but very good with printed, patterned boards still bright and unfaded, but with a few faint foxed spots and a bit of glue bleed through at hinge paper; in a very good dust jacket with minor soiling, a few shallow chips to spine ends and corners, and some old tape backing on verso and a few short tears. SEVENTH BOOK IN THE LEW ARCHER SERIES

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The Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

NY: Knopf, 1958. First Edition. hardcover. A near fine, bright copy in a VG Dust Jacket with minor soiling, light fraying at spine extremities and with one-inch closed tear to front panel The eighth Lew Archer mystery

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The Doomsters

MacDonald, Ross

Alfred A. Knopf, 1958-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 1958 First edition with matching date on title and verso, light bump to head and toe of spine. Price intact jacket shows light fox to book facing surface and light soil. Tight binding no marks. Please email for photos.

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The Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

NY: Knopf, 1958. First Edition. hardcover. Very slight spine slant, minor spine browning, else VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket with a small spine stain The eighth Lew Archer mystery

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

2009-05-07. 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 Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. 251 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Light rubbing to the board edges and corners. Jacket has several small closed tears, mostly micro tears on the spine ends. Internal dampstain near the head of the spine.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

2007-02-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

1990-11-01. 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 Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

1990-11-01. 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 Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

1978-03-06. 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 Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

2007-02-02. 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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Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

BANTAM DOUBLEDAY @ DELL. 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 Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

Fine. Like New condition. 100% guaranteed. 081419

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

New. New book. 100% guaranteed. 081419

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The Doomsters

Ross Mac-Donald

New York: Bantam Books, 1973 . Later printing. Hardcover. Good. " Finest series of detective storiesever written by an American : Lew Archer Novels " - comment by New York Times..... Ross MacDonald , pseudonym for Kenneth Milar, Ph. D. Lit. ( 1915 - 1983 ), Naval Communications Officer during WW II,writer of psychological mystery novels series featuring the Private Detective, Lew Archer, combiner of the psychological thriller with the dectective Whodunit, and this novel with Detective Archer hired by a drug addict to investigate the deaths of his wealthy and influential parents " - A study in the strands that shape compexity and doom, compassion and cruelty, and more about understanding the criminal than the outcome " Softcover book ( 4 1/8 X 6 7/8 ) 177 pages. sku 12904

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 081419

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Love and War

Harry De Metropolis

William-Frederick Press, 1952. First Edition. Good book in a Good dust jacket. Inscribed by Charles DeMetropoulos, with cards announcing his art showing at the Guild of Boston Artists, 1956. Heavy foxing to the cloth boards.

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The Doomsters

MacDonald, Ross

Grand Central Pub. PAPERBACK. 0446358886 Brand new. Excellent copy. . New.

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The Doomsters

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2007. Paperback. New. 7.97 x 5.15 cm.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Ross Macdonald

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 081519

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The Doomsters (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Ross Macdonald

Vintage, 2007-12-04. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Doomsters (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Ross Macdonald

Vintage, 2007-12-04. Paperback. Good.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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This Puzzling Planet, An Introduction to Geology

Edwin Tenney Brewster, A.M.

The New Home Library, 1942. Near Fine book in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bookplate.

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The doomsters

Ross Macdonald

J. Curley, 1984. Paperback. Good.

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The Doomsters (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Ross Macdonald

Vintage. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 . New.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 . New.

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The Doomsters (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Ross Macdonald

Vintage, December 2007. Trade . 4.1 PB extra nice +5%.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 081019

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The Doomsters

Ross Macdonald

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $11.36


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The Doomsters

Ross Macdonald

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Doomsters

Ross Macdonald

Bantam. Very Good. 1973. Paperback. 1973 3rd printing Bantam edition paperback; VG, appears unread, light wear to covers; UK dealer, immediate dispatch .

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

Warner Books Inc (Mm), 1990-11. Paperback. Good.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

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The Doomsters (Lew Archer Series)

Macdonald, Ross

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard. PAPERBACK. 0307279049 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

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The Doomsters

Ross MacDonald

Bantam Books. Used - Good. Good condition.

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Price: $10.49