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Ross Macdonald (1915 – 1983)

Who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was an American-Canadian writer of mystery fiction and detective fiction.
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Ross Macdonald
I knew how it was with drunks. They ran out of generosity, even for themselves.
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Nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean wouldn't cure.
They had jerrybuilt the beaches from San Diego to the Golden Gate, bulldozed super-highways through mountains, cut down a thousand year of redwood growth, and built an urban wilderness in the desert. They couldn't touch the ocean. They poured their sewage into it, but it couldn't be tainted.

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Every witness has his own way of creeping up on the truth.
Macdonald Ross
"You have a secret passion for justice. Why don't you admit it?"
"I have a secret passion for mercy. But justice is what keeps happening to people."
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An ugly woman with a gun is a terrible thing.
Ross Macdonald
The delicate sensitivity of a frightened rattlesnake.
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