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The Blue Hammer.

Ross Macdonald

The Blue Hammer.

by Ross Macdonald

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Thriller Book Club in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London: Collins, 1976.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21196356M

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THE BLUE HAMMER was the last Lew Archer novel written by Ross Macdonald before Alzheimer’s had taken over, and holds all the earmarks of prime Archer material. Deep family secrets aplenty pepper this book, which are all tied to a stolen piece of artwork. For Archer, what seems like a very easy case gets a lot deeper than anyone would have guessed. My dogs carry older Hammer blood via Northern Blue Becky by Hammer 5, don't know much about the newer Hammers, but have ran w 8, 18, Spanky and all were impressive, Dave Dean is a living legend and he is all rite in my books.

The Lew Archer character made his debut in the novel The Moving Target. The final novel in the series is The Blue Hammer, which was published in Below is a list of Ross Macdonald’s Lew Archer novels in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order): Publication Order of Lew Archer Books. Lew Archer is a fictional character created by American-Canadian writer Ross is a private detective working in Southern California. Between the late s and the early s, the character appeared in 18 novels and a handful of shorter works as .


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The Blue Hammer, I suddenly remembered, was the final entry in Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer series. So I went and downloaded it on my Kindle and read it in an evening. Like most Archer mysteries, the plot involves a missing person and the implications on the family structure.4/5.

The Blue Hammer was MacDonald's last completed novel. Though undiagnosed at the time, he was beginning to suffer from Alzheimer's; there are small slips in the narrative that he would have caught a few years earlier (A very minor one: Lew Archer has two separate meals on the same day because he suddenly remembers he hasn't eaten since breakfast--both times), and that got past the /5(41).

The Blue Hammer was MacDonald's last completed novel/5(41). About The Blue Hammer. The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Detective Lew Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art.

Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. ‎The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Detective Lew Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art. Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Archer, but that was before the bodies began pi /5(15).

THE BLUE HAMMER is the last case for Lew Archer, one of the most elegant of the hard-boiled detectives. Richard Chantry vanished from his home in Santa Teresa in A woman buys a portrait of an unknown woman, but the painting is stolen and Lew Archer is hired to find the missing artwork reputed to be by Richard by: 4.

Lew Archer is hired to find a picture by a second-rate artist who disappeared some 25 years ago. Had he really painted it. Everybody, particularly Lew, keeps feeling certain things in his bones while still older ones surface and two men (art dealers) die now by the same m.o.

used in an unresolved murder years before and all of this business entails illegitimacy, impostures, frauds, false. The Blue Hammer () was the last of the Lew Archer novels, the finest private eye series of all time, and, perhaps fittingly, includes between its lines an Written: Kelley Blue Book.

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Get this from a library. The blue hammer. [Ross Macdonald; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,] -- The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art.

Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed. As with all of his books, "The Blue Hammer" remains contemporary because the plot deals with family and the connected crimes that befall. MacDonald's steadfast detective, Lew Archer, has been hired to find a stolen painting, which will lead to trying to /5(6).

In Chapter I of The Blue Hammer, Ruth Biemeyer hires Lew Archer, private detective, to retrieve her stolen painting, a portrait of a young Chapter XLIII, he returns it.

The very triteness. To have been written when Macdonald was in the early stages of Alzheimer's, The Blue Hammer is a damned impressive book/5(13). The Blue Hammer was MacDonald's last completed novel. Though undiagnosed at the time, he was beginning to suffer from Alzheimer's; there are small slips in the narrative that he would have caught a few years earlier (A very minor one: Lew Archer has two separate meals on the same day because he suddenly remembers he hasn't eaten since breakfast /5(25).

In this masterful Macdonald mystery, the desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness, and only Lew Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of era is the s, the settin, Southern California.

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The era is the s; the setting, Southern California.