Synopses & Reviews
Private eye Lew Archer bridged the gap falling between Hammett's Sam Spade, Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Rober B. Parker's Spenser. Knowing Macdonald is essential to understanding the modern P.I. novel.
Originally published in 1999 by Scribner 0-684-81217-7, ""Ross Macdonald: A Biography"" won the Macavity Award and was nominated for the Edgar, and the Anthony Awards.
""Reveals, deeply and affectionately, the man behind the fiction...[this biography] reads like a Ross Macdonald novel, which is high praise, indeed.""
Publishers Weekly (*starred review*)
About the Author
Tom Nolan reviews mystery fiction for the Wall Street Journal and has been a contributing editor for California and Los Angeles magazines. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Playboy, TV Guide, and The Los Angeles Herold Examiner. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.