By Robert L. Gale
Ross Macdonald is healthier often called the author of non-public detective Lew Archer and because the writer of such works as The Drowning Pool (1950) and The Underground Man (1971). some of the most well known American secret writers of the 20 th century, he's usually in comparison to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler-authors from whom he borrowed literary techniques-but is mostly thought of extra critical and intricate, frequently writing approximately dysfunctional households in educational settings. This reference is a handy advisor to his lifestyles and works.
Included are a variety of alphabetically prepared entries for person works, characters, relations, friends. Entries for novels offer plot summaries, lists of characters, and short serious commentaries. Longer entries cite works for extra examining, and the amount closes with a particular, common bibliography. Entries are cross-referenced, and the publication features a chronology and distinctive index.
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