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  • The Chill
  • Ross Macdonald
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  • 23 July 2019
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REVIEW The Chill CHARACTERS ✓ The Chill FREE READ Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Ross Macdonald Spense desperately believable characters and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer From the Trade Paperback edition. And now I understand why those au fait than Ross McDonald than I have been heartily recommending that I read The Chill This is one of the best detective novels I ve read and I really haven t been a slouch at picking up detective novels The Chill is an absolutely superb mystery tale with real depth and a tonne of atmosphere There is no higher praise from me than to say it is worthy of Raymond ChandlerArcher is hired almost as a spontaneous decision by Alex Kincaid a young man whose new wife has disappeared on their honeymoon The wife actually turns out to be easy to find but Archer s digging swiftly leads to three murders two old and one brand new and Archer finds himself sinking deeper and deeper This is a mystery which keeps on giving where twist and turns and red herrings are used so skilfully and artfully They come about as part of the character rather than simply through the mechanics of the plot So it isn t like Agatha Christie where the workings are visible and look contrived as a conseuence but a sleek sports car of a thriller which one can only marvel at I defy anyone to guess whodunitThe fact that Archer is hired on the hoof by someone who has only just learnt of his existence ten minutes before lends the book something of a fish out of water feel even as our hero is operating on home turf It gives the whole piece a disorientating uality so that everything is that little bit dangerous And this is the book of MacDonald s of those I ve read so far where the fact that Archer is something of a cipher is best used He s like a sponge which can absorb the other character s neurosis and psychosis encouraging them to spill even of their deep dark secrets but he s also a mirror which can hold these secrets up to them and let them know who they really are This is superlative crime fiction If you like Ross MacDonald or like Chandler or enjoy mysteries of any hue The Chill is definitely recommended Demobilisation and Reintegration in Colombia plots ever spun by an American crime writer From the Trade Paperback edition. And now I understand why those au fait than Ross McDonald than I have been heartily recommending that I read The Chill This is one of the best detective novels I ve read and I really haven t been a slouch at Tackling Sexual Violence at Universities picking up detective novels The Chill is an absolutely superb mystery tale with real depth and a tonne of atmosphere There is no higher Human Security and International Law praise from me than to say it is worthy of Raymond ChandlerArcher is hired almost as a spontaneous decision by Alex Kincaid a young man whose new wife has disappeared on their honeymoon The wife actually turns out to be easy to find but Archer s digging swiftly leads to three murders two old and one brand new and Archer finds himself sinking deeper and deeper This is a mystery which keeps on giving where twist and turns and red herrings are used so skilfully and artfully They come about as The Fire Starters part of the character rather than simply through the mechanics of the Millennial Teacher Identity Discourses plot So it isn t like Agatha Christie where the workings are visible and look contrived as a conseuence but a sleek sports car of a thriller which one can only marvel at I defy anyone to guess whodunitThe fact that Archer is hired on the hoof by someone who has only just learnt of his existence ten minutes before lends the book something of a fish out of water feel even as our hero is operating on home turf It gives the whole Single Session Therapy piece a disorientating uality so that everything is that little bit dangerous And this is the book of MacDonald s of those I ve read so far where the fact that Archer is something of a cipher is best used He s like a sponge which can absorb the other character s neurosis and Heart And Soul Like Constructs Across Languages Cultures and Epochs psychosis encouraging them to spill even of their deep dark secrets but he s also a mirror which can hold these secrets up to them and let them know who they really are This is superlative crime fiction If you like Ross MacDonald or like Chandler or enjoy mysteries of any hue The Chill is definitely recommended

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The Chill

REVIEW The Chill CHARACTERS ✓ The Chill FREE READ Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Ross Macdonald Entangled in two murders one twenty years old the other so recent that the blood is still wet What ensues is a detective novel of nerve racking su. Some men spend their lives looking for ways to punish themselves for having been born Ross Macdonald The Chill Ross Macdonald might write Chandleresue noir as good or better than Chandler Some of the lines from The Chill were so sharp they could cut a day into dark chocolate bite sized hours The Chill had a pretty good twist at the end The only downside to the novel was it almost needed an overcoat with extra pockets for all the characters By the end I needed a small pocket book to keep all femme fatales and dead women straight Like most Macdonald novels the d nouement of the Chill seems to snake into your pants suirm and bite you before you are uite ready for the book to end That is one thing about Macdonald he ties up ALL the snakes at the endThere is a popular trope often attributed to Brian Eno that the Velvet Underground s first album only sold 30000 copies during its first five years but that everyone who bought one of those 30000 copies started a band I think the same thing can be said about Macdonald He was one of those writers who probably sold less than his talent deserved but whose influence on the modern day detective novel is practically unsurpassed He was a writer s writer the professor of pulp the high king of hard boiled the prophet of classic myths retold as California crime fiction He was a god and you bet you ass every single word was a sacred creation Routledge Handbook of Tennis punish themselves for having been born Ross Macdonald The Chill Ross Macdonald might write Chandleresue noir as good or better than Chandler Some of the lines from The Chill were so sharp they could cut a day into dark chocolate bite sized hours The Chill had a Taboo Personal and Collective Representations pretty good twist at the end The only downside to the novel was it almost needed an overcoat with extra Decolonizing Foreign Language Education pockets for all the characters By the end I needed a small The Meaning of Behaviour pocket book to keep all femme fatales and dead women straight Like most Macdonald novels the d nouement of the Chill seems to snake into your Reforming Global Economic Governance an Unsettled Order pants suirm and bite you before you are uite ready for the book to end That is one thing about Macdonald he ties up ALL the snakes at the endThere is a Psychoanalytic Thinking on the Unhoused Mind popular trope often attributed to Brian Eno that the Velvet Underground s first album only sold 30000 copies during its first five years but that everyone who bought one of those 30000 copies started a band I think the same thing can be said about Macdonald He was one of those writers who The Sound System Design Primer probably sold less than his talent deserved but whose influence on the modern day detective novel is Alternative Offences and Defences to Murder practically unsurpassed He was a writer s writer the Alternative Offences and Defences to Murder professor of Switched Resolution Switched #3 pulp the high king of hard boiled the An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor prophet of classic myths retold as California crime fiction He was a god and you bet you ass every single word was a sacred creation

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REVIEW The Chill CHARACTERS ✓ The Chill FREE READ Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Ross Macdonald In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself. Young Alex Kincaid wants Lew Archer to find his wife Dolly who left in the middle of their honeymoon weekend It seems a gray bearded man visited her in their hotel room and soon after she disappeared It doesn t take Lew long to find Dolly but by the time he does she is tangled up in two murders and mired even deeply in the past This is one of Ross Macdonald s best dectective novels perhaps the finest of all The plot is extraordinarily complex but never convoluted The book is filled with lies and false identities and when the full truth is known and the last mask is off a few pages before the book s end the result is surprising and yet satisfying tooThe imagery of The Chill is particularly fine There is the usual Macdonald imagery the dynamic past the fragile present the blighted future and a superabundance of masks But to these The Chill adds some particularly poignant images of flight as characters strive to soar and instead smash themselves like birds against a plate glass windowThis is a fine novel and a near perfect piece of detective fiction A must read for all fans of the genre Heart And Soul Like Constructs Across Languages Cultures and Epochs past This is one of Ross Macdonald s best dectective novels Routledge Handbook of Tennis perhaps the finest of all The Taboo Personal and Collective Representations plot is extraordinarily complex but never convoluted The book is filled with lies and false identities and when the full truth is known and the last mask is off a few Decolonizing Foreign Language Education pages before the book s end the result is surprising and yet satisfying tooThe imagery of The Chill is The Meaning of Behaviour particularly fine There is the usual Macdonald imagery the dynamic Reforming Global Economic Governance an Unsettled Order past the fragile Psychoanalytic Thinking on the Unhoused Mind present the blighted future and a superabundance of masks But to these The Chill adds some The Sound System Design Primer particularly Alternative Offences and Defences to Murder poignant images of flight as characters strive to soar and instead smash themselves like birds against a Alternative Offences and Defences to Murder plate glass windowThis is a fine novel and a near Switched Resolution Switched #3 perfect An Introduction to the Psychology of Humor piece of detective fiction A must read for all fans of the genre