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Ross Macdonald is the pseudonym of the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. [Wikipedia]

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Love books - the zebra-striped hearse by Ross Macdonald (Lew Archer is hired to check a bridegroom's background and discovers the body of a man stabbed with an icepick. Macdonald, along with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, turned the detective story into an American art form.)

In his 1951 novel, novelist Ross Macdonald sends detective Lew Archer into San Francisco's Tenderloin. Here's what he found.

La novela que me tiene atrapado últimamente. Es el primer libro de Macdonald que leo. Su detective Lew Archer me hace acordar muchas veces a Marlowe.

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Warner Bros, Joel Silver Revive Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer Novel Series With 'The Galton Case'

Warner Bros acquired rights to the Ross Macdonald mystery series about private detective Lew Archer. The studio will launch a franchise, starting with the 1959 novel The Galton Case, which was the eighth book in the series.

#13 The Moving Target by Ross MacDonald. If you like mysteries, detectives, and mid-century noir, this book is for you. Thorougly enjoyed it.

Andrew J. Bacevich has written an interesting and informative article on Ross Macdonald and his character Lew Archer over at The Baffler.  Ross Macdonald was born 100 years ago today! Take the time...

Love books - Black Money by Ross Macdonald (Detective Lew Archer is a man you can drop a secret into and never hear it hit bottom. Anthony Boucher said in The New York Times Book Review: "Without in the least abating my admiration for Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, I would like to venture the heretical suggestion that Ross Macdonald is a better novelist than either of them,"

painting box - Ross MacDonald, creator of the Lew Archer detective books, hard at work. 1974. Photo: Jill Krementz