Ross Macdonald: A Biography. Introduction by Sue Grafton. Mystery Biography, Tom Nolan.

Ross Macdonald: A Biography. Introduction by Sue Grafton.

New York: Scribner's, 1999. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a light strip of sunning to the spine fold. Aficionados of the mystery genre know the work of Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar), whom Nolan calls the ""philosopher king of detective novelists,"" the author of 18 Lew Archer novels and heir to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. This first full biography reveals, deeply and affectionately, the man behind the fiction. Millar started writing thrillers for the money but wound up irrevocably changing the detective novel, making it both more socially conscious and psychologically probing. Perhaps the best description of this biography--with its loves and betrayals, professional successes and personal tragedies--is that it reads like a Ross Macdonald novel. Item #27055

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