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The Wycherly Woman (1961)

de Ross Macdonald

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Sèrie: Lew Archer (9)

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Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear. Before he can find the Wycherly girl, Archer has to deal with the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who keeps too many residences, has too many secrets, and leaves too many corpses in her wake.… (més)
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So nice to get back to something not icky and saccharinely sweet.

Horace Wycherly hires Lew Archer to find his daughter, Phoebe. It seems that Horace went off for a few months on a cruise to the South Seas, and by the time he got back, he found that Phoebe had left college and been missing for several months. Archer is sternly told that in no case is he to spend one iota of time checking with Horace's ex, Catherine. Phoebe and Catherine hated each other, he claims, and would never in a million years have anything to do with each other. What's he hiding?

Well, after poking around a bit here and there, Archer discovers that the last time anyone had seen Phoebe was on the day her father sailed off. Her mother also showed up and created rather a scene. Eventually, members of the ship's crew, aided by Phoebe, escorted Catherine off the ship and into the taxi that had been waiting for Phoebe. So, mother and daughter went off together in the taxi and, essentially, both vanished...or something. Then what? Well, it's a mystery?

We do have some vague reports that Phoebe might have been seen a few weeks later, or perhaps she was the body found in her car, which had been dumped over a cliff and into the ocean. Her mother appears, perhaps, to have surfaced for a short time, then disappeared again. A couple of people show up murdered in the house that the mother had bought, then tried to sell. Other associated folks get murdered.

Then too, perhaps, there is some tangle in the relationships between Catherine, Phoebe and Horace's sister, Helen, and brother-in-law, Carl, who appears to be the one who actually runs the family business.

Well, I'm just giving hints here and there. Lots of tangled webs and stuff. Another very good noir detective story from Ross Macdonald, someone almost as good as Raymond Chandler. ( )
  lgpiper | Jun 21, 2019 |
Well done & convoluted plot; not too gritty. One of the best Lew Archer books I have read so far! ( )
  leslie.98 | Feb 12, 2017 |
This is a good book if you like the old school hard-boiled kind of detective fiction. I really like MacDonald's characters, you can see and hear them almost. Except for one thing the story was good and it all came together in the end.
***POSSIBLE SPOILER***
There was a switching of 2 of the characters' identities that was not quite believable for me, but it didn't ruin the book overall. Worth reading ( )
  MCDyson | Mar 26, 2016 |
Four stars is probably more than this novel deserves, hinging as it does on a plot device that stretches credulity to the breaking point. Still, a fun mystery with a Freudian twist and plenty of California noir. ( )
1 vota gtross | Jan 1, 2014 |
There is much about this volume in the Lew Archer series that is repetitive of other volumes in the series. Archer is hired to find someone who is missing. In this story a man comes back from a two month cruise and finds that his daughter disappeared the day he left on his trip. The man who hires Archer is rich, arrogant and yells a lot, a character that appears in almost every book in the Archer series. There are three murders in the book, as in many of the other Lew Archer books. Although contrary to form none of the mysteries is a murder at least ten years old.
Archer is consistent and persistent; beginning with one question and following where the answers lead him until all the mystery is solved. I think of him at times, and not in humor, as the energizer bunny of detectives. You wind him up and he keeps going and going.
Archer does not move in the circles of rich and glamorous. Many of the people he questions are cab drivers, hotel clerks and other inadvertent witnesses to crime. In this story he bribes an elderly hotel bellboy for information and talks an overweight manager of some rental cabins into letting him into a room where a suspect has registered. All part of his constant digging for facts that will solve the mystery.
Macdonald has gems of wisdom in his dialogue. "The reason you pray is to keep the circuits open just in case there is someone on the other end."
The story moves back and forth between Southern and Northern California providing a good amount of action. There is a short section involving psychiatric issues of a suspect that helps move the story along. Suspense builds as the story moves to the end and characters have their masks removed to reveal their true identity. Then after you think the case has been solved there is one last twist in the plot.
The well paced action kept the pages turning. The plot and Archer's encounters with a wide variety of characters maintained my interest. Not Macdonald's best but a good piece of entertainment. ( )
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Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear. Before he can find the Wycherly girl, Archer has to deal with the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who keeps too many residences, has too many secrets, and leaves too many corpses in her wake.

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