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"A more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were."- Eudora Welty
"Ross Macdonald is an important American novelist!"- San Francisco Chronicle
"I should like to venture that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either... Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler."- Anthony Boucher, The New York Times Book Review
Ross Macdonald's real name was Kenneth Millar. Born near San Francisco in 1915 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Millar returned to the U.S. as a young man and published his first novel in 1944. He served as the President of the Mystery Writers of America and was awarded their Grand Master Award, as well as the Mystery Writers of Great Britain's Silver Dagger Award. He died in 1983.See all Product Description
THE UNDERGROUND MAN is my favorite Ross MacDonald novel. Lew Archer reaches his highest stage of development in this novel as he investigates a multigenerational mystery amid the... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2001 by Mystery Cat
In the winter of 1972, the New York Review of Books featured this novel on its cover and proclaimed the it had won the editors over: From then on, detective mysteries would be... Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2000 by James K. Sterrett
This is my favorite Ross MacDonald book of all. Delighted it is being reprinted. Think I have an original copy. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2000 by E. Evans
MacDonald is a master of the detective novel. His hard-boiled narrator Lew Archer talks the reader through a confusing tangle of relationships in a southern California setting. Read morePublished on July 15 1999
I'm a big fan of Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer novels, and this one's my favorite. Perhaps it's something about the way he perfectly captures Southern California during a brush-fire... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 1999