Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald

This is a complete list of Ross Macdonald books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category. Ross Macdonald also writes as: Kenneth Millar.

Also writes as: Kenneth Millar.

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List of Lew Archer Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
The Moving Target / Harper
1949
2
7.5
The Drowning Pool
1950
3
8
The Way Some People Die
1951
4
The Ivory Grin / Marked for Murder
1952
5
6
Find a Victim
1954
6
6
The Barbarous Coast
1956
7
10
The Doomsters
1958
8
The Galton Case
1959
9
8
The Wycherly Woman
1961
10
8.5
The Zebra-Striped Hearse
1962
11
7
The Chill
1963
12
The Far Side of the Dollar
1965
13
Black Money
1966
14
9
The Instant Enemy
1968
15
6
The Goodbye Look
1969
16
The Underground Man
1971
17
Sleeping Beauty
1973
18
7
The Blue Hammer
1976

List of Lew Archer Collections in Publication Order

List of Chet Gordon Books in Publication Order (as Kenneth Millar)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Strangers in Town (With: Tom Nolan)
Strangers in Town (With: Tom Nolan)
2001

List of Ross Macdonald Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Dear Dead Days: 1972 Mystery Writers of America Anthology
1972
2
Mammoth Book of Short Crime Novels
1986
3
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
1988
4
City Sleuths and Tough Guys
1989
5
Pulp Frictions: Hardboiled Stories
1996
6
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories
1996
7
Writing Los Angeles
2002
8
Los Angeles Noir 2
2010
9
Books to Die For
2012
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Ross Macdonald: Biography

Ross Macdonald was born on December 13th, 1915. Ross passed away July 11th, 1983 at 67 years old. Ross Macdonald was born in Los Gatos, California, USA.

Ross Macdonald was the author of the Lew Archer series which consists of 18 novels. The Lew Archer series started in 1949 with the novel The Moving Target / Harper. The most recently released novel in the Lew Archer series was The Blue Hammer which was released in 1976. There are no upcoming novels for the Lew Archer series.

Ross Macdonald: Awards & Accolades

Ross Macdonald won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 1974.

Macdonald's books have also won multiple awards, The Far Side of the Dollar won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1965. Books to Die For won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2012 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2013, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2013.

Ross Macdonald books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Wycherly Woman was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1962. The Zebra-Striped Hearse was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1963. The Chill was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1964. The Far Side of the Dollar was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1966. Books to Die For was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Critical/Biographical Work, in 2013 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2013.

Ross Macdonald: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Ross Macdonald on Book Notification is The Zebra-Striped Hearse, the 10th novel in the Lew Archer series.

The most read book by Ross Macdonald on Book Notification is The Drowning Pool, the 2nd novel in the Lew Archer series.

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Ross Macdonald: F.A.Q

When was Ross Macdonald Born?

Ross Macdonald was born on December 13th, 1915.

When did Ross Macdonald die?

Ross Macdonald died on July 11th, 1983 at 67 years old.

Where was Ross Macdonald Born?

Ross Macdonald was born in Los Gatos, California, USA.

What awards has Ross Macdonald won?

Ross Macdonald has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (1974).

What book awards has Ross Macdonald won?

The Far Side of the Dollar: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (1965).
Books to Die For: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2012), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2013), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2013).

What was the first book Ross Macdonald wrote?

The first novel written by Ross Macdonald was The Dark Tunnel / I Die Slowly, published in 1944.

What was the most recent book Ross Macdonald wrote?

His most recently released work was Midnight Blue (a short story) on April 30th, 2010.

How many books has Ross Macdonald written?

Ross Macdonald has written 31 books. 18 books in the Lew Archer Series, 3 books in the Lew Archer Collections, 2 books in the Chet Gordon Series, 4 Standalone Novels, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 1 book in the Short Story Collections.

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