Mr. Millar was born in Los Gatos, California on Dec 13th,1915. He took the pen name Ross Macdonald to avoid confusion with his wife Mrs. Millar who was also a writer. He grew up without a father and with a mentally unstable mother. He pursued his writing career after graduating from the University of Michigan. He began writing most of his books about a famous private detective named Lew Archer. He went through some very rough times in 1959, but he overcame them. In the next decade, his writing finally was getting the credit they deserved, and it was a very peaceful time for the Millar?s family. The sixties were moslty a time of success and happiness for. Mr. Millar. He was later recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers ever in America.
In 1959, Mr. Millar?s life was interrupted suddenly by the news that his daughter was missing. On Saturday, May 30th , Miss Millar left her campus of UC Davis, and went to a casino on the Nevada border with a male friend. When she did not return by Sunday, her house mother called the Millars. On Wednesday,
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