Ross MacDonald

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Birthday
13, 1915
Birthplace
Los Gatos, CA
DEATH DATE
Jul 11, 1983 (67)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1915
Birthplace
Los Gatos, CA
DEATH DATE
Jul 11, 1983 (67)

About

An American-Canadian writer of hardboiled detective novels, he is most famous for his Private Eye Lew Archer books. The first novel in the series, The Moving Target, was published in 1949.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Michigan and earned a Phi Beta Kappa key as well as a Ph.D. in literature.

Trivia

His real name was Kenneth Millar. He wrote under numerous pen names, including John MacDonald and Ross MacDonald.

Family Life

He married Margaret Sturm in 1938; they later had a daughter.

Associated With

He has been called the heir to Dashell Hammett.