Ross Macdonald’s Violent California: Imagery Patterns in The Underground Man

@article{Pry1974RossMV,
  title={Ross Macdonald’s Violent California: Imagery Patterns in The Underground Man},
  author={Elmer R. Pry},
  journal={Western American Literature},
  year={1974},
  volume={9},
  pages={197 - 203}
}
  • Elmer R. Pry
  • Published 4 October 2017
  • Art
  • Western American Literature
It is easy to underestimate the literary merits of any given detective story: we study Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of ratiocination in our literature courses because we agree that his arabesque psychological stories are masterpieces; we often read Sherlock Holmes in our popular culture courses, for we know that Conan Doyle created the first truly “popular” detective; and Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Ham m ett have a place in our classroom syllabi, particularly as their works contribute to the… 
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The Underground Man

When a chance encounter makes him a witness to the abduction of a child, private detective Lew Archer can't help but be drawn into the case, pursuing a trail that leads all too quickly to murder.