John Ross Macdonald. The Way Some People Die (1951) 245 pp.
Private eye Lew Archer is hired by Mrs. Samuel Lawrence of Santa Monica to find her missing daughter, Galatea (“Galley”) Lawrence. The search takes him from Palm Springs to San Francisco as he uncovers a heroin smuggling operation and several dead bodies along the way.
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