‘The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American’ WILLIAM GOLDMAN. ‘I can’t make your girl come back if she doesn’t want to. I told you that on the phone’ When Lew Archer is hired to find out the truth about a suspiciously suave Frenchman who has run off with his client’s girlfriend, it looks like a simple enough case. But things start to look very different when Archer connects the elusive foreigner with a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. BLACK MONEY is Ross Macdonald at his very finest, revealing the skull beneath the sun-kissed skin of Southern California.