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Ross Macdonald was the main pseudonym used by 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. Since the 1970s, Macdonald's works (particularly the Archer novels) have received attention in academic circlesGrogg, S., Jr. (1973), Ross MacDonald: At the Edge. The Journal of Popular Culture, 7: 213-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-3840.1973.00213.x</ref><ref>Browne, Ray B. Ross Macdonald: Revolutionary Author and Critic; or the Need for the Oath of Macdonald.Journal of Popular Culture; Oxford Vol. 24, Iss. 3, (Winter 1990): 101.Sacks, Sheldon. “The Pursuit of Lew Archer.” Critical Inquiry, vol. 6, no. 2, 1979, pp. 231–238. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1343244. Accessed 17 Feb. 2021. for their psychological depth,Paul Skenazy. “Bringing It All Back Home: Ross Macdonald's Lost Father.” The Threepenny Review, no. 12, 1983, pp. 9–11. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/4383163. Accessed 17 Feb. 2021.Fox, Terry Curtis. Psychological Guilt: Ross Macdonald. Film Comment; New York Vol. 20, Iss. 5, (Sep/Oct 1984): 34,80. sense of place,Samuel L. Grogg, Jr. (1974)Between the Mountains and the Sea: The Novels of Ross Macdonald, Ph.D. thesis, Bowling Green UniversityMichael Kreyling. “Lew Archer, House Whisperer.” South Central review. 27.1 (2010): 123–143. Web.Bacevich, Andrew. “A Not-So-Golden State: The Detective Stories of Ross Macdonald.” The Baffler, no. 29, 2015, pp. 122–126., www.jstor.org/stable/43959251. Accessed 17 Feb. 2021. use of language,Christianson, S.R. (1989), Tough Talk and Wisecracks: Language as Power in American Detective Fiction. The Journal of Popular Culture, 23: 151-162. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-3840.1989.00151.x</ref> sophisticated imageryPry, Elmer R. "Ross Macdonald’s Violent California: Imagery Patterns in The Underground Man." Western American Literature, vol. 9 no. 3, 1974, p. 197-203. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/wal.1974.0006. and integration of philosophy into genre fiction.SHARP, MICHAEL D. “PLOTTING CHANDLER'S DEMISE: ROSS MACDONALD AND THE NEO-ARISTOTELIAN DETECTIVE NOVEL.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 35, no. 3, 2003, pp. 405–426. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/29533588. Accessed 17 Feb. 2021.

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by Macdonald, Ross
[Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1982
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by MacDonald, Ross
[Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987
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by Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983
New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1976
 
 
by Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983
Edinburgh : Scottish Braille Press, 1975
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by Ross, G. MacDonald (George MacDonald)
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984
 
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