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. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames-each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs.
The Blue Hammer: The New Archer Novel by Ross MacDonald
- Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (June 1, 1976)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 218 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0891900950
- ISBN-13 : 978-0891900955
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.77 x 0.9 x 8.89 inches