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The Blue Hammer

(1976)
(Book 18 in the Lew Archer series)
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Southern California in the 1970s is the turf of Lew Archer, Macdonald's laconic private eye. In this case he's asked to find a painting by an artist who vanished in 1950. Archer digs through lies and evasions that have been festering for more than 20 years until he uncovers the startling truth. Tom Parker shows his talent as he captures the emotions of Archer, as well as the secondary characters, while maintaining the tempo of the story. Parker's tenor voice adapts well for the voices of the female characters in the novel. P.B.J. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Ross MacDonald's The Blue Hammer

Hardback Editions

June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-89190-095-0 / 978-0-89190-095-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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August 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hammer (American Crime S.)
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-85031-710-X / 978-0-85031-710-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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June 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-86043-044-8 / 978-0-86043-044-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-00-231049-X / 978-0-00-231049-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-8161-6431-2 / 978-0-8161-6431-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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May 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-394-40425-4 / 978-0-394-40425-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hammer (Lew Archer Series)
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-307-27906-5 / 978-0-307-27906-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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June 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-446-35885-1 / 978-0-446-35885-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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August 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hammer (American Crime S.)
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-85031-690-1 / 978-0-85031-690-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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March 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-553-27548-8 / 978-0-553-27548-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-00-614588-4 / 978-0-00-614588-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-553-10391-1 / 978-0-553-10391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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1977 : USA Paperback

Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 0-553-13789-1 / 978-0-553-13789-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-8488-1722-2 / 978-0-8488-1722-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heron Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Blue Hammer, The (The Lew Archer Series)
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 1-72130-908-X / 978-1-72130-908-5
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blue Hammer (Lew Archer)
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
ISBN: 1-4417-8817-4 / 978-1-4417-8817-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Blue Hammer (Lew Archer Novels (Audio))
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 1-4417-8816-6 / 978-1-4417-8816-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Blue Hammer: A Lew Archer Novel (Lew Archer Novels (Audio))
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 1-4417-8818-2 / 978-1-4417-8818-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Blue Hammer
Author(s): Ross MacDonald
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Blue Hammer: A Lew Archer Novel (Library Edition)
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
ISBN: 0-7861-1031-7 / 978-0-7861-1031-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Blue Hammer (Lew Archer Series Book 18)
Author(s): Ross Macdonald
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA