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The Drowning Pool - Ross Macdonald
The Drowning Pool
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When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face-down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family... show more
When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face-down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred--and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679768067 (0679768068)
ASIN: 679768068
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Series: Lew Archer 2 (#2)
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Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 The Drowning Pool
This is a swimming pool:What is it good for? You can use it to show your social status (I challenge anybody to find a mansion of a really rich person without one). You can drown the old ladies in one - the kind which everybody hates and who sits on piles of money her close relatives can really use. ...
pronghorn
pronghorn rated it
The second Lew Archer novel. Plot and thematic structure are not as tight, but still a great read. The focus has shifted from greed and the direct pursuit of wealth to family (or in some cases couples). Archer gains a little back story, depth and flaws: he is less the personification of fate and...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
3.0 The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer Series #2)
While an enjoyable PI story this was not quite as good as the first book in the series. Archer is a great character though and I plan to continue on with the series. Listened to the audio version narrated by Tom Parker.
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
I’m such a fan of hard-boiled; can’t seem to get enough of it. This is only my second Ross Macdonald and enjoyed it as much as the first. That translates to a lot, mucho, beaucoup, πολλά, multus, הרבה, viele!It’s the writing, I know, so clean, sparse is the word I like to use. The dialogue is o...
AC
AC rated it
Nice book, tight writing. A cut below the first one, but still a good read
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