The drowning pool

£9.99

‘The new crime and espionage series from Penguin Classics makes for a mouth-watering prospect’ Daily Telegraph

Maude Slocum is in trouble. But luckily trouble is Investigator Lew Archer’s business.

A well-dressed, wealthy woman has arrived at Archer’s L.A. office, having intercepted a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. Reluctantly agreeing to help her find the culprit, he dives into the Slocums’ moneyed, oil-rich California world. But when Maude’s mother-in-law is found dead in the swimming pool, secrets come to the surface too. For the urbane, world-weary Archer, a case of blackmail soon becomes murder.

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‘The new crime and espionage series from Penguin Classics makes for a mouth-watering prospect’ Daily Telegraph

Maude Slocum is in trouble. But luckily trouble is Investigator Lew Archer’s business.

A well-dressed, wealthy woman has arrived at Archer’s L.A. office, having intercepted a poison pen letter accusing her of adultery. Reluctantly agreeing to help her find the culprit, he dives into the Slocums’ moneyed, oil-rich California world. But when Maude’s mother-in-law is found dead in the swimming pool, secrets come to the surface too. For the urbane, world-weary Archer, a case of blackmail soon becomes murder.

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Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.52 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K