Ross MacDonald Book
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Ross MacDonald


  • Author : Tom Nolan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2015-07-07
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781501120442

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When he died in 1983, Ross Macdonald was the best-known and most highly regarded crime-fiction writer in America. Long considered the rightful successor to the mantles of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and his Lew Archer-novels were hailed by The New York Times as "the finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." Now, in the first full-length biography of this extraordinary and influential writer, a much fuller picture emerges of a man to whom hiding things came as second nature. While it was no secret that Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar -- a Santa Barbara man married to another good mystery writer, Margaret Millar -- his official biography was spare. Drawing on unrestricted access to the Kenneth and Margaret Millar Archives, on more than forty years of correspondence, and on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Millar well, author Tom Nolan has done a masterful job of filling in the blanks between the psychologically complex novels and the author's life -- both secret and overt. Ross Macdonald came to crime-writing honestly. Born in northern California to Canadian parents, Kenneth Millar grew up in Ontario virtually fatherless, poor, and with a mother whose mental stability was very much in question. From the age of twelve, young Millar was fighting, stealing, and breaking social and moral laws; by his own admission, he barely escaped being a criminal. Years later, Millar would come to see himself in his tales' wrongdoers. "I don't have to be violent," he said, "My books are." How this troubled young man came to be one of the most brilliant graduate students in the history of the University of Michigan and how this writer, who excelled in a genre all too often looked down upon by literary critics, came to have a lifelong friendship with Eudora Welty are all examined in the pages of Tom Nolan's meticulous biography. We come to a sympathetic understanding of the Millars' long, and sometimes rancorous

The Moving Target Book
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The Moving Target


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2010-12-08
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307773180

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The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

Black Money Book
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Black Money


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2011-06-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307759566

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When Lew Archer is hired to get the goods on the suspiciously suave Frenchman who's run off with his client's girlfriend, it looks like a simple case of alienated affections. Things look different when the mysterious foreigner turns out to be connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his finest, baring the skull beneath the untanned skin of Southern California's high society.

The Galton Case Book
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The Galton Case


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2011-02-23
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307759672

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Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.

The Chill Book
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The Chill


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2010-12-22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307759597

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In The Chill a distraught young man hires private investigator Lew Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer.

Trouble Follows Me Book
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Trouble Follows Me


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Date : 2013-01-22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9781453290538

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In the last days of World War II, a sailor discovers a transcontinental conspiracy in this classic from “the greatest mystery novelist of his age” (John Connolly, author of Every Dead Thing). It is February 1945, and the war in the Pacific is nearing its climax. In Hawaii on his way to a new post, US Navy ensign Sam Drake stumbles across the girl of his dreams. Mary is a disc jockey, with a voice that’s famous across the islands for playing late-night jazz that no young lover can resist. Before he can follow this modern siren home, they go to check on Mary’s coworker Sue—but that lovely young lady will never spin another record. They find her strung up and dangling outside the window of a bathroom, her face twisted into an ugly mask. The police call it suicide, but Sam is not so sure. Few beautiful women, even suicidal ones, are willing to be so hideous in death. Looking into Sue’s past, he finds another corpse—and a dangerous conspiracy that stretches all the way back to his Motor City home.

The Way Some People Die Book
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The Way Some People Die


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2010-12-29
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307772862

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In a rundown house in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled bills into Lew Archer's hand and asks him to find her wandering daughter, Galatea. Described as ‘crazy for men’ and without discrimination, she was last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. Archer traces the hidden trail from San Francisco slum alleys to the luxury of Palm Springs, traveling through an urban wilderness of drugs and viciousness. As the bodies begin to pile up, he finds that even angel faces can mask the blackest of hearts.Filled with dope, delinquents and murder, this is classic Macdonald and one of his very best in the Lew Archer series.

The Drowning Pool Book
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The Drowning Pool


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 1976
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : UOM:39015001587750

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Out of print since 1988, here is a classic Lew Archer thriller by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ross Macdonald. When an iron-willed matriarch with an oil field in her backyard is found floating in the pool, Lew Archer ventures into the bizarre world of her family. Previous publisher: Bantam. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Ross Macdonald Kenneth Millar  a Descriptive Bibliography Book

Ross Macdonald Kenneth Millar a Descriptive Bibliography


  • Author : Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
  • Publisher : Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Date : 1983
  • Category : Reference
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037574386

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The Drowning Pool Book
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The Drowning Pool


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2011-08-31
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307759627

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When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the L.A. suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred—and sufficient motive for a dozen murders.

The Far Side of the Dollar Book
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The Far Side of the Dollar


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 1965
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780679768654

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All clues in the disappearance of a youngster at an exclusive reform school lead detective Lew Archer to an abandoned Hollywood hotel, where starlets and sailors rub shoulders with grifters and the occasional dead body. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Underground Man Book
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The Underground Man


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 1996
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780679768081

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While a mysterious fire ravages an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer searches for a missing child and discovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Ferguson Affair Book
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The Ferguson Affair


  • Author : Ross Macdonald
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Date : 2010-12-07
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780307740786

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It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip—fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring. But while Gunnarson made his way through a storm of deception, money, drugs, and passions, he couldn't guess how some big shots and small-timers would all end up with murder in common...

Henry s Hand Book
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Henry s Hand


  • Author : Ross MacDonald
  • Publisher : Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Date : 2013-10-01
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 141970527X

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Henry is a monster whose body parts tend to fall off but his right hand helps keep everything together and is his best friend, until Henry becomes lazy and his hand decides to leave.