About the Author
ROBERT L. GALE is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Pittsburgh. His previous books include A Dashiell Hammett Companion (2000), An Ambrose Bierce Companion (2001), and A Lafcadio Hearn Companion (2002), all available from Greenwood Press.
Ross Macdonald is best known as the creator of private detective Lew Archer and as the author of such works as The Drowning Pool (1950) and The Underground Man (1971). This reference is a convenient guide to his life and works.