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Macdonald, John Ross 1915-1983

Overview
Works: 69 works in 140 publications in 4 languages and 743 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Aerial views 
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
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Publications about John Ross Macdonald
Publications by John Ross Macdonald
Publications by John Ross Macdonald, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Ross Macdonald
Meet me at the morgue by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Somebody in Pacific Point is guilty of a kidnapping, but what probation officer Howard Cross wants to find most is innocence: in an ex-war hero who has taken a tough manslaughter rap, in a wealthy woman with a heart full of secrets, and in a blue-eyed beauty who has lost her way. The trouble is that the abduction has already turned to murder, and the more Cross pries into the case the further he slips into a pool of violence and evil. Somewhere in the California desert the whole scheme may come down on the wrong man. Somewhere Cross is going to find the last piece of a bloody puzzle'a mystery of blackmail, passion, and hidden identities that might be better left unsolved
The drowning pool by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Lew Archer investigates the death of a wealthy matriarch found floating in her pool
Find a victim by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
A dying hitchhiker leads Lew Archer into the dark side of the small town of Las Cruces, California
The way some people die by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
5 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Hired by Mrs. Samuel Lawrence to find her wandering daughter, Galatea, who had been last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, P.I. Lew Archer follows a trail of death and mayhem that takes him from the slum alleys of Southern California to the luxury of Palm Springs
The barbarous coast by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
5 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Lew Archer's pursuit of a girl who jackknifed too suddenly from high diving to high living leads him to an ex-fighter with an unexplained movie contract, a bigtime gambler who died by his own knife, and finally to an answer he would rather not have known
The doomsters by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Hired cy Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of Hallman's parents, Senator Hallman and his wife, Alicia
The ivory grin by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
9 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A hard-faced woman clad in a blue mink stole and dripping with diamonds hires Lew Archer to track down her former maid, who she claims has stolen her jewelry. Archer can tell he's being fed a line, but curiosity gets the better of him and he accepts the case. He tracks the wayward maid to a ramshackle motel in a seedy, run-down small town, but finds her dead in her tiny room, with her throat slit from ear to ear. Archer digs deeper into the case and discovers a web of deceit and intrigue, with crazed number-runners from Detroit, gorgeous triple-crossing molls, and a golden-boy shipping heir who's gone mysteriously missing. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Galton case by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form
Ugoku hyōteki by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in Japanese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Experience with evil by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published between 1954 and 1958 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Faut pas se mouiller by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ma no pūru ( Book )
3 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Doomsters, etc by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Cita en la morgue by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The chill by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking suspense, desperately believable characters, and one of the most intricate plots ever spun by an American crime writer."--The publisher
Dónde está la victima? by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Galton Case, etc by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The zebra-striped hearse by John Ross Macdonald( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
When Colonel Blackwell's daughter Harriet comes back from Mexico with Burke Damis, supposedly a talented painter, the colonel hires Lew Archer to investigate
Cape Cod and the islands by John Ross Macdonald( Map )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Zōgeiro no chōshō by Ross Macdonald( Book )
3 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983

Macdonald, John Ross
Macdonard, Ross
Millar, Kenneth
マクドナルド, ロス
Languages
English (52)
Japanese (11)
French (4)
Spanish (2)
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