From the Publisher:
Strictly speaking, Lew Archer is only supposed to dig up the dirt on a rich man's suspicious soon-to-be son-in-law. But in no time at all Archer is following a trail of corpses from the citrus belt to Mazatlan. And then there is the zebra-striped hearse and its crew of beautiful, sunburned surfers, whose path seems to keep crossing the son-in-law's--and Archer's--in a powerful, fast-paced novel of murder on the California coast.
Ross Macdonald: The Zebra-Striped Hearse. Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, ISBN: 0375701451 (March, 1998), 288 S., $12.00