Ross Macdonald


by Matthew J. Bruccoli



Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York. 1984. Trade paperback. 147 pages. (7¼ X 9¼). Chronology and Introduction by the author. Some of the photos and other matter, appears in Bruccoli’s book, Hardboiled Mystery Writers. Lots of paperback covers, pictures of manuscripts, photos of Millar and his friends. Bruccoli does a good job analyzing the characters and writings of Kenneth Millar (Ross Macdonald). The notes section gives a lot of data that Bruccoli used to write the book. A bibliography is provided of Macdonald’s output. There is an index.



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