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The Ivory Grin

The Ivory Grin

by John Ross Macdonald

Publisher Knopf

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Travelling from sleazy motels to stately seaside manors, The Ivory Grin is one of Lew Archer's most violent and macabre cases ever. A hard-faced woman clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to track down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewellery. Archer can tell he's being fed a line, but curiosity gets the better of him and he accepts the case. He tracks the wayward maid to a ramshackle motel in a seedy, run-down small town, but finds her dead in her tiny room, with her throat slit from ear to ear. Archer digs deeper into the case and discovers a web of deceit and intrigue, with crazed number-runners from Detroit, gorgeous triple-crossing molls, and a golden-boy shipping heir who's gone mysteriously missing.

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About the Author

John Ross Macdonald

John Ross MacDonald is the one of the pseudonyms that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar. He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in Southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer.


Brought up in the province of Ontario, Canada, Macdonald eventually settled in the state of California, where he died in 1983.

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    A very good first American edition in the original red patterned binding. In a good dust jacket with small tear on both covers

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