By Robert L. Gale
Ross Macdonald is better referred to as 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 renowned American secret writers of the twentieth 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 severe and complicated, frequently writing approximately dysfunctional households in educational settings. This reference is a handy consultant to his existence and works.
Included are quite a few alphabetically prepared entries for person works, characters, family, associates. Entries for novels offer plot summaries, lists of characters, and short severe commentaries. Longer entries cite works for additional studying, and the amount closes with a specific, basic bibliography. Entries are cross-referenced, and the booklet contains a chronology and exact index.
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