Off-Ramp for May 24, 2008

Sad Life, Great Writer

Mercer 7722

Scribner

Ross Macdonald created detective Lew Archer, who snooped into the lives of people who were as tormented as his creator.

Commentator Marc Haefele says hardboiled novelist Ross Macdonald deserves more attention. Like many of his characters, Macdonald led a sad life.


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