Ross MacDonald: The Underground Man (2556 words)

David C. Dougherty (Loyola University Maryland)
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***This article discusses both The Underground Man and Sleeping Beauty as detective novels with environmental concerns.***

By 1971 Ross Macdonald was at the pinnacle of his career as a detective novelist. He’d won most of the awards that celebrate crime fiction, had been elected president of the Mystery Writers of America (1965), and had won the Silver Dagger Award in 1964 and the Gold Dagger Award in 1965. In 1971, he achieved any writer’s dream – a lengthy stint on the New York Times Best Seller List for The Underground Man, a pre-publication sell-out, and a Newsweek cover (22March 1971) with a glowing review by the legendary Eudora Welty. While his w…

Dougherty, David C.. "The Underground Man". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 May 2017
[, accessed 16 October 2018.]

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  1. Crime, Detective, Spy/ Thriller Fiction

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