Mrs. Samuel Lawrence gives Lew Archer fifty dollars for one day of his time to find her daughter Galatea (a.k.a. Galley). Archer soon discovers she was married to a small-time mobster named Joe Tarantine. And shortly after that, a big-time mobster offers him five thousand to find Tarantine. The investigation quickly gains a body count and Lew is constantly drawn from Los Angeles to Pacific Point, Palm Springs, San Francisco, and back again, trying to tie together details that seem as random as they are violent.
"Some of my colleagues think that The Way Some People Die is the best of my twenty books." – Ross Macdonald.
"[The Way Some People Die is] the best novel in the tough tradition I've read since Farewell, My Lovely and possibly since The Maltese Falcon." - Anthony Boucher, New York Times book review, August 5, 1951)
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