Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day #21,361

Walk km 2259-2260: Casino Center/1st/Lewis/Main/Bridger/1st/Stewart

The fabulous Queen Of Hearts casino
aprox km2260 1st @ Lewis

Book (re-read): Find A Victim (1954, Ross MacDonald)

Pretty much as I remember it. Not the story of course (it's been 30+ years), but the worth of the book. It's not up to the heights that MacDonald achieved in the late 50s and the 60s but you can see that he's on his way. The child is traumatized and many years later it resurfaces as murder. There is a person who takes the place of another. These plot devices became his stock in trade years later but done just that much better. Another thing is Archer's Mike Hammerisms here that are totally absent from later works.

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