Private Dick Paragraph Of The Day

” The light-blue haze in the lower canyon was like a thin smoke from slowly burning money.  Even the sea looked precious through it, a solid wedge held in the canyon’s mouth, bright blue and polished like a stone.  Private property: colour guaranteed fast: will not shrink egos. I had never seen the Pacific look so small.”
-Lew Archer

Ross Macdonald


So much is said and unsaid in that paragraph a true tour de force of words.

Ross Macdonald is the pseudonym of the AmericanCanadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer.

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” Cycling over to the shoe-fly pie stand he ordered 2 slices watching in the rear view mirror of his bike as 2 men in suits struggled to push a third man into a waiting Thunderbird.”


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