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Ross Macdonald

Novelist (13-Dec-1915 — 11-Jul-1983)


Matthew Joseph Bruccoli. Ross Macdonald. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1984. 147pp.

Michael Kreyling. The Novels of Ross Macdonald. University of South Carolina Press. 2005. 185pp.

Edward Margolies. Which Way Did He Go? The Private Eye in Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Chester Himes, and Ross MacDonald. Holmes & Meier. 1982. 97pp.

Tom Nolan. Ross MacDonald: A Biography. New York: Scribners. 1999.

Bernard Schopen. Ross Macdonald. Twayne. 1990. 149pp.

Ralph B. Sipper. Inward Journey: Ross Macdonald. Cordelia Editions. 1984. 161pp.

Robert E. Skinner. The Hard Boiled Explicator: A Guide to the Study of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 1985.

Jerry Speir. Ross Macdonald. F. Ungar. 1978. 182pp.

Mary S. Weinkauf. Hard-Boiled Heretic: The Lew Archer Novels of Ross Macdonald. Wildside Press. 1994. 128pp.

Peter Wolfe. Dreamers Who Live Their Dreams: The World of Ross Macdonald's Novels. Bowling Green University Popular Press. 1977. 346pp.


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  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.938)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.265)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.151)

  9. Contemporary Novelists (pp.798-800)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.457)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.627)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.441)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.47)

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