Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald
Author: Tom Nolan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781501120442
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Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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, marriage and of their life in Santa Barbara, California, with their only daughter, Linda, whose legal and emotional traumas lie at the very heart of the story. But we also follow the trajectory of a literary career that began in the pages of Manhunt and ended with the great respect of such fellow writers as Marshall McLuhan, Hugh Kenner, Nelson Algren, and Reynolds Price, and the longtime distinguished publisher Alfred A. Knopf. As Ross Macdonald: A Biography makes abundantly clear, Ross Macdonald's greatest character -- above and beyond his famous Lew Archer -- was none other than his creator, Kenneth Millar.

Ross MacDonald Four Novels of the 1950s Library of America 264

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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 900
ISBN: 1598533762
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Release: 2015-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

At last, the brilliant successor to Hammett and Chandler in a definitive collector’s edition: Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel new levels of social realism and psychological depth, while honing a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his centennial year, The Library of America inaugurates its Macdonald edition with four novels from the 1950s, all featuring his incomparable protagonist, private investigator Lew Archer. Here are The Way Some People Die, a twisted journey through Los Angeles high and low, The Barbarous Coast, an exploration of crime and corruption in the movie business, The Doomsters, a breakthrough novel of madness and self-destruction, and The Galton Case, the mythically charged and deeply personal book that Macdonald considered a turning point in his career. As a special feature, this volume also includes five pieces in which Macdonald reveals the autobiographical background of his books and describes his distinctive approach to crime writing.

Ross MacDonald Three Novels of the Early 1960s The Zebra Striped Hearse The Chill The Far Side of the Dollar Library of America 279

Ross MacDonald  Three Novels of the Early 1960s  The Zebra Striped Hearse   The Chill   The Far Side of the Dollar  Library of America  279
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 805
ISBN: 1598534793
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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It s All One Case

It s All One Case
Author: Paul Nelson,Kevin Avery
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781606998885
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is a prose series of unpublished interviews with, and a visual retrospective of, the seminal mid- to late-20th century literary crime writer. In 1976, critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald, who elevated the form to a new literary level. “We talked about everything imaginable,” Nelson wrote―including Macdonald’s often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, and movies he admired; The Great Gatsby, his favorite book; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; and more. This book, published in a handsome, oversized format, collects these unpublished interviews and is a visual history of Macdonald’s professional career. It is illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world’s largest private archives of Macdonald ephemera; reproduces, in full color, the covers of the various editions of Macdonald’s more than two dozen books; collects facsimile reproductions of select pages from his manuscripts, as well as magazine spreads; and presents rare photos, many never before seen.

The Chill

The Chill
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780679768074
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Release: 1996
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Lew Archer's search for a missing bride turns into a complicated case involving a twenty-year-old murder and cover-up, a wealthy woman with a powerful hold over her son, and a dead blonde. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Goodbye Look

The Goodbye Look
Author: Ross MacDonald
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780375708657
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Release: 2000
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In searching for a gun used to commit two murders fifteen years apart, Lew Archer is introduced to California hobos and the nouveau riche in his attempt to solve the murder of another private eye. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Underground Man

The Underground Man
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780679768081
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Release: 1996
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 Moving Target

The Moving Target
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307773180
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Release: 2010-12-08
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Black Money
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307759566
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Release: 2011-06-15
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 244
ISBN: UOM:39015001587750
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Release: 1976
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Galton Case

The Galton Case
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307759672
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Release: 2011-02-23
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Ferguson Affair

The Ferguson Affair
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307740786
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Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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...

The Blue Hammer

The Blue Hammer
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307773494
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Release: 2010-11-17
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Detective Lew Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art. Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames-each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs.

The Wycherly Woman

The Wycherly Woman
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307773173
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Release: 2010-12-22
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. That was plenty of time for a young girl who wanted to disappear to do so thoroughly--or for someone to make her disappear. Before he can find the Wycherly girl, Archer has to deal with the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who keeps too many residences, has too many secrets, and leaves too many corpses in her wake.

The Blue Hammer

The Blue Hammer
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780307279064
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Release: 2008
Editor: Lew Archer Novels (Paperback)
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hired to find the purloined painting of a gorgeous blonde, reputedly the work of an artist who mysteriously vanished in 1950, Lew Archer unveils a decades-long web of murder, family rivalry, and deceit. Reprint.

Impedance Spectroscopy

Impedance Spectroscopy
Author: Evgenij Barsoukov,J. Ross Macdonald
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781119333180
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Release: 2018-03-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Essential Reference for the Field, Featuring Protocols, Analysis, Fundamentals, and the Latest Advances Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications provides a comprehensive reference for graduate students, researchers, and engineers working in electrochemistry, physical chemistry, and physics. Covering both fundamentals concepts and practical applications, this unique reference provides a level of understanding that allows immediate use of impedance spectroscopy methods. Step-by-step experiment protocols with analysis guidance lend immediate relevance to general principles, while extensive figures and equations aid in the understanding of complex concepts. Detailed discussion includes the best measurement methods and identifying sources of error, and theoretical considerations for modeling, equivalent circuits, and equations in the complex domain are provided for most subjects under investigation. Written by a team of expert contributors, this book provides a clear understanding of impedance spectroscopy in general as well as the essential skills needed to use it in specific applications. Extensively updated to reflect the field’s latest advances, this new Third Edition: Incorporates the latest research, and provides coverage of new areas in which impedance spectroscopy is gaining importance Discusses the application of impedance spectroscopy to viscoelastic rubbery materials and biological systems Explores impedance spectroscopy applications in electrochemistry, semiconductors, solid electrolytes, corrosion, solid state devices, and electrochemical power sources Examines both the theoretical and practical aspects, and discusses when impedance spectroscopy is and is not the appropriate solution to an analysis problem Researchers and engineers will find value in the immediate practicality, while students will appreciate the hands-on approach to impedance spectroscopy methods. Retaining the reputation it has gained over years as a primary reference, Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications once again present a comprehensive reference reflecting the current state of the field.

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald
Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Pages: 147
ISBN: UOM:49015001006445
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Release: 1984
Editor: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Language: en

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The Instant Enemy

The Instant Enemy
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307279057
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Release: 2008
Editor: Lew Archer Novels (Paperback)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Private detective Lew Archer's search for a pretty seventeen-year-old runaway and her juvenile delinquent boyfriend leads to trouble, violence, kidnapping, and murder along the Sunset Strip. Reprint.

Trouble Follows Me

Trouble Follows Me
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9781453290538
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Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald
Author: Jerry Speir
Pages: 182
ISBN: UOM:39015010337056
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Release: 1978
Editor: Frederick Ungar
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an assessment of Ross Macdonald's works.