This is the layout for the trade edition softcover. The Archer Files for the first time collects all the brief Archer fiction: the stories from Macdonald’s 1955 paperback original The Name is Archer, the additional tales included in the Otto Penzler-edited 1977 volume Lew Archer: Private Investigator, and the three then-unknown novellas presented in Crippen & Landru’s 2001 book Strangers in Town. Also included in The Archer Files are several lengthy, never-before-published fragments of unfinished Macdonald stories: “case notes,” as it were, from the files of Lew Archer.