A treasure chest of modern mystery- eleven classic Lew Archer novels in a definitive Library of America boxed set
Writing as Ross Macdonald, novelist Kenneth Millar transformed the detective genre into a literary expression of unique psychological depth and drama. His Lew Archer books are considered by many "the finest series of detective novels ever written by an American" (New York Times Book Review). Born in Ontario, Canada, he lived and set his fiction in Southern California. TOM NOLAN has been a freelance writer for many publications (including Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times Book Review, and Oxford American) since age 18--and a Ross Macdonald reader since age 11. He is the author of Ross Macdonald- A Biography (1999) and editor of Ross Macdonald's The Archer Files (2007). He is also the author of Artie Shaw, King of the Clarinet (reissued 2011) and has been crime fiction reviewer for The Wall Street Journal since 1990.
"The finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." --The New York Times Book Review "Macdonald brought a new method of psychological construction to the hard-boiled novel ... he was in line with many of the important mid-century movements of American literary fiction, and deserves to be seen as a worthy addition to them." -- The Times Literary Supplement