The Library of America has been busy as all get-out recently, pumping out archival quality omnibus volumes of Kurt Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Philip K. Dick, H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, David Goodis, and other 20th Century genre authors. The latest beneficiary of all this attention is hardboiled crime fiction writer Kenneth Millar, who published under the name Ross Macdonald.
The first volume, Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s, packed in four novels featuring popular private detective Lew Archer:
The Way Some People Die (1951)
The Barbarous Coast (1956)
The Doomsters (1958)
The Galton Case (1959)
Here’s a look at the original paperback editions (click for bigger images).
Ross Macdonald: Four Novels of the 1950s was published by Library of America on April 28, 2015. It is 900 pages, priced at $37.50 in hardcover. There is no digital edition.
Ross Macdonald: Three Novels of the Early 1960s will arrive next month. It contains:
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (1962)
The Chill (1964)
The Far Side of the Dollar (1965)
You won’t be surprised to learn that these three had many paperback editions as well. Here’s a sample:
Ross Macdonald: Three Novels of the Early 1960s will be published by Library of America on April 19, 2016. It is 784 pages, priced at $35 in hardcover. There is no digital edition.
Our previous coverage of Library of America includes:
Kurt Vonnegut: Novels 1987-1997
The Library of America Publishes Elmore Leonard
A Princess of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, edited by Gary K. Wolfe
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny, edited by Peter Straub
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