Saturday, November 09, 2013

Memories of Macdonald

I had very much hoped to participate in this week’s “forgotten books” tribute to 20th-century American detective novelist Ross Macdonald, organized by Patti Abbott, but I ultimately couldn’t find enough free time to do so. Fortunately, the project went on without my aid. Reviews were posted in a wide variety of blogs yesterday, looking back at many of Macdonald’s early Lew Archer tales (The Moving Target, The Drowning Pool, The Way Some People Die, etc.) as well as later entries in that series (The Zebra-Striped Hearse, The Goodbye Look, The Underground Man, etc.). A few writers even tackled Macdonald’s non-Archer novels (such as The Three Roads) and his shorter fiction.

Abbott provides links to all of the posts here.

READ MORE:A Passion for Mercy,” by Tobias Jones (The Guardian).


RJR said...

Ross Mcdonald--and Paul Newman--are the reason I write P.. fiction. I would LOVE to be tabbed to continue the Lew Archer series.


J. Kingston Pierce said...

I wish, at least, that somebody would commission a volume's worth of new Lew Archer short stories, the way Byron Preiss commissioned fresh works from familiar crime-fictionists for the 1988 collection Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: A Centennial Celebration.