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Ross MacDonald


(Kenneth Millar)
USA flag (1915 - 1983)
Husband of Margaret Millar

aka Kenneth Millar

Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar who was born in California and educated in Canada and at the University of Michigan, where he also taught. In 1938 he married the writer Margaret Millar. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946. He published his first novel, The Dark Tunnel, in 1944 and his first Lew Archer story, The Moving Target, in 1949. He became a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1973.
 
Novels
Blue City (1947) (as by Kenneth Millar)
The Three Roads (1948) (as by Kenneth Millar)
Meet Me at the Morgue (1954)
     aka Experience With Evil
The Ferguson Affair (1960)
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Short stories
Gone Girl
Midnight Blue (1960)


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Ross MacDonald recommends
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The Big Fix (1973)
(Moses Wine, book 1)
Roger L Simon
"Brilliant... a landmark in its field."
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Hiding Place (1973)
(Frank Hastings)
Collin Wilcox
"Involves you like (Dashiell) Hammett does."
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The Big Sleep / Farewell My Lovely (1995)
Raymond Chandler
"Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."

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