WorldCat Identities

Macdonald, Ross 1915-1983

Overview
Works: 77 works in 164 publications in 10 languages and 339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  History  Screenplays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ross Macdonald
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We find veteran private eye Lew Archer at the Santa Teresa home of copper magnate Jack Biemeyer and his wife Ruth. He's been hired to locate a potentially valuable painting that is missing from their residence. This intricately plotted mystery is less a story about stolen artwork or even murder than it is a study of family secrets reaching back over more than a generation. Lost love, jealousy, dysfunctional relationships, homosexuality and substance abuse all play a part in the interesting narrative that unfolds in the pages of this novel
The moving target by Ross Macdonald( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Lew Archer investigates the kidnapping of Southern California millionaire Ralph Sampson, he is drawn from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to the casual violence of seedy jazz joints
The goodbye look by Ross Macdonald( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new novel, Macdonald's famous non-hero private eye Lew Archer -- embodiment of cool -- picks his way through the overheated and explosives mazes of a wealthy family's long-hidden secrets. A lost heirloom, a murder that breeds more murder, a boy's life poisoned by a money crime committed before he was born -- these are the elements of The Goodbye Look." --
The Wycherly woman by Ross Macdonald( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Archer has been hired to locate Phoebe Wycherly by her wealthy father, but first Archer must deal with "the Wycherly woman, Phoebe's mother, an eerily unmaternal blonde who kept too many residences, had too many secrets, and left too many corpses in her wake."--Back cover
The doomsters by Ross Macdonald( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman de 1958 où le détective porte-parole actif de l'auteur, Lew Archer, se trouve confronté à une affaire ténébreuse et compliquée à souhait et à regret pour les quelques cadavres familiaux qu'il rencontre
Meet me at the morgue by Ross Macdonald( Book )

5 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The boy was kidnapped shortly before nine o'clock on a Saturday morning. The ransom letter was delivered by the mailman at nine-thirty. One of the kidnappers was dead before noon. These events were a challenge to Howard Cross, the head of the county probation department. For the man who drove away with the boy was on probation, and Cross believed in him. Spurred by this and his interest in the boy's mother, Cross goes into the Los Angeles underworld in search of the men and motives behind the crimes." --
Šípková Růženka by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in Czech and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detektiv Archer se při katastrofě unikající nafty do moře seznamuje s dcerou magnáta naftařské společnosti, jež katastrofu způsobila, a přes její podivné chování je vtahován do jejího rodinného prostředí a nakonec řešíněkolikvražd kolem této rodiny
Galton kasua by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Basque and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'affaire Galton by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouver une victime by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarské pobřeží by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue City by Ross Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Weather came back from the war to find that during his absence his father -- one-time mayor of Blue City -- had been murdered. His stepmother is involved with some pretty unsavory characters. The police and local politicos are hardly above reproach, and all in all Weather has a rough time of it. But of course he wins through in the end." --
Spotkamy się w kostnicy by Ross MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setkání v márnici by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in Czech and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El caso Galton ; La mirada del adiós ; El otro lado del dólar by Ross MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La bella dorment by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Catalan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osudový nepřítel by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El expediente Archer by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sonrisa de marfil by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the home front, two wartime lovers reunite under a cloud of paranoiaIn 1937 Munich, an American must be careful when he smokes his pipe. Robert Branch, a careless academic, makes the mistake of lighting up when the Führer is about to begin a procession, and nearly gets pummeled for his mistake. Only the timely intervention of Ruth Esch, a flame-haired actress, saves him. So begins a month-long romance between East and West-a torrid affair that ends when the lovers make the mistake of defending a Jew, earning Branch a beating and Esch a trip to a concentration camp. Six years later, Esch esc
 
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El expediente Archer
Languages
Spanish (28)

English (24)

French (15)

Polish (11)

Czech (8)

Basque (6)

Italian (5)

Swedish (4)

Catalan (3)

Chinese (2)

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The goodbye lookEl expediente Archer