Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Blue Hammer (1976)

This is the last Lew Archer detective novel by Ross MacDonald. It's solid but it was ultimately a book that didn't entirely enthrall me, yet it was good enough that I had to keep reading to find out what happened. But the whole time I was reading it I was thinking about what I was going to read next. This happens more often than I'd like to admit in the detective genre. A good mystery is my favorite read in the world, but most of them are strangely unengaging.

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