Underground Reading: Free Fall in Crimson by John D. MacDonald
Monsters & Mullets: Fire and Ice (1983)

"I think Ross Macdonald was the finest writer ever of private eye fiction. He brought literary integrity and psychological depth to the form that has never been equaled. I think John D. was the great populist storyteller. He once said that he wrote folk tales for men who carried their lunches in buckets. While I don't think he had the depth of Ross Mc I think he had a range and storytelling ability that Ross Mc sometimes lacked. Hell, I read them both all the time. Hard to beat either one of them if you like to watch masters at work." -- Ed Gorman on the differences between the two MacDonalds.