Last FFB I reviewed Ross Macdonald’s The Far Side of the Dollar. I decided to go back and reread another Lew Archer mystery. Black Money was published in 1965. Lew Archer is hired by a rich man’s son to investigate his ex-girl friend’s new boyfriend. From this simple beginning, Macdonald weaves a complex plot that includes three murders. Black Money explores the usual Ross Macdonald themes of family secrets that impact the Present. Although not as good as The Galton Case or The Chill, Black Money is still first-rate Ross Macdonald.