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by Ross MacDonald

  • ISBN: 0893407682
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Ross MacDonald
  • Other formats: rtf lrf azw mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Curley & Assoc (June 1, 1984)
  • Pages: 426 pages
  • FB2 size: 1876 kb
  • EPUB size: 1224 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 595
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Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (/ˈmɪlər/; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983).

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (/ˈmɪlər/; 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. Brought up in the province of Ontario, Canada, Macdonald eventually settled in the state of California, where he died in 1983.

As in all Ross Macdonald novels, The Ferguson Affair is steeped in human tragedy stemming from the effects of ill-fated relationships and family dysfunction years in the making

As in all Ross Macdonald novels, The Ferguson Affair is steeped in human tragedy stemming from the effects of ill-fated relationships and family dysfunction years in the making. Macdonald's grand theme seems to be that the past will dictate the future and that an individual's ability to alter his pre-determined destiny is extremely limited.

The door opened as my car entered the turnaround. Colonel Ferguson came out, trailed by Padilla. Padilla looked a little soiled and sallow, but he managed a smile miling

The door opened as my car entered the turnaround. Padilla looked a little soiled and sallow, but he managed a smile miling. The lines in his face were deep and inflexible. Heavy beard, jet black and pure white mixed, sprouted around the scab on his chin. He came up to my car. What in hell do you want?. I’m naturally worried about your wife- It’s my affair. I got out. It’s my affair, too, whether I like it or not. You can’t expect me simply to sit b. .

It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip – fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring

Ross Macdonald writes about sin. -The Atlantic Without in the least . Unlike Macdonald's other work, Detective Lew Archer, the main PI of his books, is absent (also in The Ferguson Affair)

He served as the president of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Gold Dagger Award. Unlike Macdonald's other work, Detective Lew Archer, the main PI of his books, is absent (also in The Ferguson Affair). However, the plot and characters are still equally engaging.

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Author: Ross MacDonald. It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl’s hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring

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Educational film about Ross Macdonald, author of the Lew Archer books, two of which were turned into films starring Paul Newman. Generally regarded as the third greatest Hardboiled mystery writer after Hammett and Chandler. This film is from mid 1970's. The Goutelas Suite: Something.


Reviews about Ferguson Affair (Ross Macdonald mysteries in large print) (7):
Ubrise
Just read "Trouble Follows Me", "The Dark Tunnel" and now "The Ferguson Affair". Of all these three novels preceding Mr. MacDonald's Lew Archer series, this one was by far my favourite, and the one bearing similarities to the Archer mainstays: the Southern California locale, the crusty but principled sleuth, the mysterious and dangerous femme fatale. As all of the author's work, it's an intelligent, well-paced read with a male lead that even after all these decades, one would still want to meet.
black coffe
Private Investigator Lew Archer does not appear in this book. But not to worry, you cannot go wrong with Ross Macdonald (he did not use the capital D after Mac).
Qusserel
Good read
Cerana
Lew Archer is nowhere to be found in this Ross Macdonald mystery from 1960. Instead, a very conscientious lawyer by the name of Bill Gunnarson serves the dual role of narrator and crime solver.

What starts out as a rather mundane case involving serial burglaries becomes increasingly complex and engaging as murder and kidnapping are added into the mix.

As in all Ross Macdonald novels, The Ferguson Affair is steeped in human tragedy stemming from the effects of ill-fated relationships and family dysfunction years in the making. Macdonald's grand theme seems to be that the past will dictate the future and that an individual's ability to alter his pre-determined destiny is extremely limited.

The Ferguson Affair gets 5 stars from me because of its intricately constructed and engaging plot, its highly descriptive and imaginative prose and its very compelling and moving character sketches.

Ross Macdonald took his craft quite seriously and the results of that are apparent in the pages of this remarkable book. Do yourself a favor and read it.
Gri
I am working my way through the Ross McDonald Lew Archer series after many years, but I have read very little of his non-Archer output. So this was my first read of The Ferguson Affair. Enjoyable, very convoluted plotline, and I thought it began glacially slow and was rather uninteresting at first. Fortunately, the story picks up about half-way through, so stick with it, by the end it's right on the edge of being a classic crime noir with lots of action and surprise twists.
Zehaffy
Originally published in 1960, the Ferguson Affair was released more or less in the middle of the Lew Archer series. Lawyer Bill Gunnarson substitutes for Archer, the most pronounced difference being he is married. It's of little consequence, because MacDonald keeps her appearances to a minimum. If you did a word search and substituted Bill with Lew and Ginnarson with Archer, no one would notice this wasn't an Archer mystery.
All of the Ross MacDonald trade marks are here; double identities, crokked cops, etc. The Ferguson Affair is thoroughly enjoyable, and hopefully Black Lizard will release it soon!
Styphe
William Gunnarson is an attorney. His client, Ella Barker, is a nurse. She possesses a diamond ring taken in a burglary. She has been threatened. In nine out of seventeen burglaries the victim was in the hospital.

Broadman, a pawnbroker, dies from an assault. He is suspected of being a fence. Gunnarson's client gives him a lead to a friend of hers, a lifeguard who, it seems, has recently run off with a movie star. Later Gunnarson learns the movie star has been kidnapped and the chief suspect, at least for an earlier crime, has been shot by a police officer. Gunnarson's wife Sally is upset he does not spend more time with her.

More deaths and confusion ensue in the sordid and convoluted plot. It is possible the movie star is a willing participant in her own disappearance. It is also possible she has a double.

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