Random House, Inc. Las Cruces wasn’t a place most travelers would think to stop. But after private investigator Lew Archer plays the good samaritan and picks up a bloodied hitchhiker, he finds himself in town for a few days awaiting a murder inquest. A hijacked truck full of liquor and an evidence box full of marijuana, $20,000 from a big-time bank heist by a small-time crook, corruption, adultery, incest, prodigal daughters, and abused wives all make the little town seem a lot more interesting than any guide book ever could. And as the murder rate rises, Archer finds himself caught up in mystery where everyone is a suspect and everyone’s a victim.
Baker & Taylor Held for a murder investigation in Las Cruces, New Mexico after picking up a bloody hitchhiker, Lew Archer finds himself embroiled in case involving drugs, alcohol, bank robbery, corruption, and dysfunctional families. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Baker & Taylor Lew Archer becomes involved with a beautiful blonde and a case of murder after he discovers a man dying of a bullet wound along a southern California highway.