WorldCat Identities

Macdonald, Ross 1915-1983

Overview
Works: 90 works in 169 publications in 11 languages and 310 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Legal stories  Novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ross Macdonald
 
Most widely held works by Ross Macdonald
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desert air is hot with sex and betrayal, death and madness and only Archer can make sense of a killer who makes murder a work of art. Finding a purloined portrait of a leggy blonde was supposed to be an easy paycheck for Detective Lew Archer, but that was before the bodies began piling up. Suddenly, Archer find himself smack in the middle of a decades-long mystery of a brilliant artist who walked into the desert and simply disappeared. He left behind a bevy of muses, molls, dolls, and dames -- each one scrambling for what they thought was rightfully theirs
The underground man by Ross Macdonald( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While a mysterious fire ravages an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer searches for a missing child and discovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder
The chill by Ross Macdonald( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small college town south of Los Angeles, Lew Archer investigates three murders, two in the past, one in the present" --
The zebra-striped hearse by Ross Macdonald( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Blackwell, 24, flachsblond, soll in Kürze erben, als sie sich mit einem Maler liiert. Ihrem Vater gefällt das nicht. Er setzt Detektiv Lew Archer auf ihn und seine Tochter an, nachdem das Paar geflohen ist. Archer verfolgt die beiden schon bald quer über die Landkarte - bis er merkt, dass der junge Mann ihn zum Narren gehalten hat. Aus welchem Grund aber verwendet der Gesuchte eine fremde Identität? Während Archer einem Hinweis nach dem anderen nachgeht, kreuzt immer wieder ein ehemaliger Leichenwagen seinen Weg. An Bord sind junge Leute auf der Suche nach Vergnügen. Doch das Surferparadies Malibu erweist sich trotz Sonne, Wind und Wellen schon bald als Insel der Gestrandeten. Denn hier sind nicht nur die Beach Boys und Girls auf dem Road Trip unterwegs. Auch Verbrechen aus der Vergangenheit werfen ihren Schatten. (Quelle: Klappentext)
Akte Ferguson Kriminalroman by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet me at the morgue by Ross Macdonald( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 7 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." --
Galton kasua by Ross Macdonald( Book )

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

Die wahre Mrs. Wycherly Kriminalroman by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doomsters by Ross Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired by Carl Hallman, the desperate-eyed junkie scion of an obscenely wealthy political dynasty, detective Lew Archer investigates the suspicious deaths of his parents, Senator Hallman and his wife Alicia. Arriving in the sleepy town of Purissima, Archer discovers that orange groves may be where the Hallmans made their mint, but they've has been investing heavily in political intimidation and police brutality to shore up their rancid wealth. However, after years of dastardly double-crossing and low down dirty-dealing, the family seem to be on the receiving end of a karmic death-blow. With two dead already and another consigned to the nuthouse, Archer races to crack the secret before another Hallman lands on the slab. Murder, madness and greed grace The Doomsters, where a tony facade masks the rot and corruption within. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Ferguson affair by Ross Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this novel, [the] hero is Bill Gunnarson, young California lawyer, who takes the case of a nurse accused of theft -- over the protests of his very pregnant wife, who doesn't want him endangered. But Bill's burning ideals of justice prevail, and the thievery case embarks him on a trail that leads to a movie star of dubious reputation, a policeman of very strange behavior indeed, and a furious millionaire. Along with these there are scenes and characters from every facet of contemporary California life -- from the country-club set to the fascinating Mexican-American world. And the trail is deeply shadowed with violence." --
Akte Ferguson by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spotkamy się w kostnicy by Ross MacDonald( Book )

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

Hil-aurreko begirada by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Basque 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

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

El expediente Archer by Ross MacDonald( Book )

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

La côte barbare by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einer lügt immer e. Lew Archer-Geschichte by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goodbye look by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 3 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 moving target by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in Swedish and English and held by 2 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
 
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Languages
English (36)

Spanish (23)

German (11)

Polish (6)

French (5)

Basque (4)

Chinese (4)

Swedish (3)

Czech (2)

Italian (1)

Slovak (1)

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The underground manThe chillThe zebra-striped hearseEl expediente ArcherThe goodbye look