Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Archer Files, by Ross MacDonald

  • Title:  The Archer Files (complete short stories of Lew Archer)
  • Author:  Ross MacDonald
  • Purchased Used on Amazon.com (print)
  • Started:  8/26/2016
  • Finished: 9/5/2016
This was an interesting, if not excellent, collection of stories.  They all read a rough drafts/outlines for later novels.  Some of them clearly are, you can see the outline of two stories clearly (The Doomsters, and The Ivory Grin), but bits a pieces from other stories are throughout.

Archer is a lot tougher in these (kills several people), and they're not anywhere near as polished as the novels.  Still, these made for fun occasional reading at night before bed.

It's been Lew Archer all the time for me.  Going to take a break and read a few other books before coming back to my favorite detective.

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