Books by Tom Nolan

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2010

"An exemplary work of jazz biography."
Nolan (Ross Macdonald: A Biography, 1999) reconsiders the swing clarinetist-bandleader in a beautifully measured, unforgiving account. Read full book review >
THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Margaret Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Six stories from three distinct phases in the fifty-year career of an MWA Grand Master (1915-94) whose work deserves to be rediscovered. Read full book review >
STRANGERS IN TOWN by Ross MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2001

"For Macdonald completists only, but they'll cherish every word."
Macdonald, the dean of American hard-boiled writers at his death in 1983, once said that his short stories didn't "belong with my mature work." Read full book review >
ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >