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List of the best Ross Macdonald books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Ross Macdonald is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Ross Macdonald who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Plot twists, pitfalls, intrigue, deception. These mysteries will keep you guessing until the very end. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.The list you're viewing has a variety of books in it, like The three roads and The Drowning Pool. What are Ross Macdonald's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Galton Case is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Galton Case Ross Macdonald

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The Underground Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Underground Man Ross Macdonald

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Black Money is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Black Money Ross Macdonald

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The Moving Target is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Moving Target Ross Macdonald

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The Goodbye Look: A Lew Archer... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books

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Sleeping Beauty: A Lew Archer ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books

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The Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Drowning Pool Ross Macdonald

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The Ivory Grin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Ivory Grin Ross Macdonald

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Instant Enemy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Instant Enemy Ross Macdonald

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Wycherly Woman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Wycherly Woman Ross Macdonald

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The Dark Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Dark Tunnel Ross Macdonald, Osric Allen

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The Blue Hammer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Blue Hammer Ross Macdonald

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The Far Side of the Dollar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books

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The Barbarous Coast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Barbarous Coast Ross Macdonald

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Zebra-Striped Hearse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Zebra-Striped Hearse Ross Macdonald

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Ferguson Affair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Ferguson Affair Ross Macdonald

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Los Maleficos/the Doomsters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Doomsters Ross Macdonald

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The Way Some People Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Way Some People Die Ross Macdonald

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Archer at Large is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Archer at Large Ross Macdonald

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Blue City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Blue City Ross Macdonald

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Find a Victim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Find a Victim Ross Macdonald

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Archer in Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Archer in Hollywood Ross Macdonald

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Self Portrait is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Self Portrait Ross Macdonald

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Trouble Follows Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Trouble Follows Me Ross Macdonald

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Meet Me at the Morgue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Meet Me at the Morgue Ross Macdonald

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Another Perfect Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
Another Perfect Day Ross Macdonald

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Lew Archer Private Investigato... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books

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The Name Is Archer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The Name Is Archer Ross Macdonald

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The three roads is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ross Macdonald Books
The three roads Ross Macdonald