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The Chased and the Unchaste

(Mac #7)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Mass Market Paperback
Published 1960 by Fawcett Publications (first published 1958)
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Edwin
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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The seventh book in the “Mac” PI series finds Mac in Hollywood where he has been hired by a wealthy film producer to protect his young daughter from a kidnapping threat. Mac considers this to be a lucrative and easy job until a murder occurs and things begin to unravel. Dewey has a knack for creating fascinating female characters and here we have the saucy wife, the mousy governess and the cantankerous housekeeper, all with major roles in the narrative. The things that set Mac apart from the bev ...more
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Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Chased and the Unchaste is the seventh novel in Dewey’s Mac series, falling about mid-way through the series. Published in 1959, this hardboiled detective novel is crisp and clean in its writing style. This one takes Mac from his mean streets of Chicago to tinseltown, where he works as a bodyguard for the family of a famous producer, his nubile young wife, Carol, who likes to swim au natural, and four- year-old Linda.

Much of the first half of the book takes place in the producer’s home with
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Thomas Blanchard Dewey was an American author of hardboiled crime novels. He created two series of novels: the first one features Mac, a private investigator from Chicago, the second features Pete Schofield.

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