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The Drowning Pool

Ross Macdonald

The Drowning Pool

A Lew Archer Novel

by Ross Macdonald

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Published by Warner Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesLew Archer (2)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7536058M
ISBN 100446358894
ISBN 109780446358897


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The Drowning Pool is a difficult novel for me to recommend. From the first scene between Archer and his client RMcD lays a heavy hand on his usually much more deft touch. Detective and client, the true innocents The Drowning Pool book the book, engage in the usual hard-boiled banter but it's Cited by: 5.

The Drowning Pool is a book which I purposely bought because of the front cover artwork. I'm a sucker for The Drowning Pool book covers, and I don't know why but that mint green colour of old swimming pools is something I like for some reason.4/5.

This book has a similar message and puts it across even more strongly, perhaps in letters three inches tall that sparkle slightly in the sun. Actually that may be oversimplifying things. The Drowning Pool is the debut novel of Syd Moore/5.

The Drowning Pool. This, the second Lew Archer novel, opens with a well-dressed woman engaging Archer's services at his LA office. Soon he's digging up secrets in her oil-rich hometown, and the.

With the Drowning Pool, there is more a feeling that this is a tragedy rather than a detective story. The Drowning Pool shows themes that run throughout MacDonald's mysteries -- multi-generational The Drowning Pool book of the father being visited upon the children, sincs with long roots and branches, dysfunctional by: 5.

The Drowning Pool is the tale of an unexpected haunting, set mainly in contemporary Leigh-On-Sea but with passages from The Drowning Pool book deeper past. The ghost of a 19th century "sea witch" who died in mysterious circumstances is an unwelcome visitor to her 21st century namesake and the book's narrator/5(98).

The Drowning Pool, set in California and first published inis Archer's second outing and the most formally assured of the : Lucian Robinson. The Drowning Pool Movie Review Summary Actors: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, The Drowning Pool book Franciosa, Murray Hamilton, Melanie Griffith, Richard Jaeckel, Gail Strickland Detailed plot synopsis The Drowning Pool book of The Drowning Pool.

The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald (review) A few weeks ago I hit a bit of a reading slump; a couple of disappointments, one or two abandoned books and a terrible migraine left me craving something familiar and satisfying.

Around the same, a conversation with Max (Pechorin’s Journal) reminded me of the brilliance of Ross Macdonald. The Drowning Pool () Plot.

Showing all 2 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Summaries. A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him.

But since "The Drowning Pool" The Drowning Pool book a Paul Newman vehicle, it goes first class, and that turns out to be fatal. So much attention is given to making the movie look good visually that the story gets mislaid, and scenes that should The Drowning Pool book tension are photographed so painstakingly they only record it.

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The Drowning Pool book drowning pool by Ross Macdonald,Vintage Crime/Black Lizard edition, in English - 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard : The Drowning Pool Cover Artist: Ray App By: MacDonald, John Ross pseudonym of Kenneth Millar Publisher: Pocket Books, Inc.

() Place of Publication:New York, NY Catalog #: Kelley Box PSI D76 Contributor: J. The Drowning Pool book Lukin. His character's charms are wearier and warier this time around, which fits The Drowning Pool's often uncomfortable subtext. Melanie Griffith, playing jailbait again the same year Night Moves was released, makes an appropriately trashy femme : Warner Archives.

Check out this great listen on 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.

Private investigator Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral w. Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a novel inspired by the legend of a 19th Century Essex woman – the Sea Witch Sarah Moore.

She is also co-creator of Super Strumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes through the medium of Top Trumps, and was founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine based in South Essex/5(). The Drowning Pool - (Original Trailer) Paul Newman returns as detective Lew Harper when a threatening letter leads to murder in The Drowning Pool ().

View the TCMDb entry for The Drowning Pool (). The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald; 25 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Lew Archer (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Mystery; Places: California.

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In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family. Beckford’s bridge and infamous ‘drowning pool’ have seen the deaths of many women over the years, including a teenage girl only a few months before. Indeed Nell Abbott had a morbid fascination with the site and was writing a book about it; something that put her on the bad side of a number of local residents.

Based on a novel by Pat Barker, "The Drowning" features some of the most gruel-thin justifications for its already flimsy plot 's an obnoxious story about revenge and self-destruction that throws together a bunch of hackneyed observations about humanity, and then justifies its laziness by asking us to embrace Tom's unbelievably forgiving artist wife Lauren (Julia Stiles) when.

Get this from a library. The drowning pool. [Jacqueline Seewald] -- Psychic librarian Kim Reynolds investigates after the body of Rick Bradshaw, a known womanizer, is found dead floating in the pool of the apartment complex where she lives.

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The Drowning Pool is a American neo-noir thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based upon Ross Macdonald's novel of the same film stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony Franciosa, and is a loose sequel to setting is shifted from California to LouisianaBased on: the novel The Drowning Pool by Ross.

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Ross MacDonald is a name you'll hear in conversations with connoisseurs, but people can hardly remember. Strangely enough the 'drowning pool' of the title, I barely recall from the book and yet here it takes centre stage and most effectively too.

Dogs are pretty nasty but the second in command cop, who is unbearably corrupt and violent in the book, is only a shadow of that character here/5(). Four and a half stars - I'm the first to admit that I'm a bag fan of crime fiction (both hard boiled and cozy), so it was no surprise that I loved "The Drowning Pool".

This is Ross Macdonald's second book in the Lew Archer series. Former cop, now PI, Lew Archer is hired to track down the writer of a blackmail letter/5(12).

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It wasn’t a s book, at all. (And it took only a little more effort to look up the fact that The Drowning Pool was only the second novel that Archer appeared in; the first was The Moving Target, from Where does the time go?) We don’t learn a whole lot about Archer’s background in this book.

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