By Robert L. Gale

Ross Macdonald is better often called the writer of personal detective Lew Archer and because the writer of such works as The Drowning Pool (1950) and The Underground Man (1971). essentially the most well known American secret writers of the 20 th century, he's frequently in comparison to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler-authors from whom he borrowed literary techniques-but is usually thought of extra critical and complicated, frequently writing approximately dysfunctional households in educational settings. This reference is a handy consultant to his lifestyles and works.

Included are a number of alphabetically prepared entries for person works, characters, kin, associates. Entries for novels offer plot summaries, lists of characters, and short severe commentaries. Longer entries cite works for additional analyzing, and the amount closes with a particular, common bibliography. Entries are cross-referenced, and the publication encompasses a chronology and specific index.

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