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Macdonald, Inspector. Inspector Macdonald was created by “E.C.R. Lorac,” the pseudonym of Edith Caroline Rivett-Carnac (Julian Rivers, Inspector Ryvet), and appeared in forty-seven novels from 1931 to 1959, beginning with The Murder on the Burrows.
Robert Macdonald is a Scottish Detective-Inspector and later Superintendent for Scotland Yard. He is “lean and wiry, his clear skin unaffected by exposure to the weather, dark-headed and dark-eyed...Macdonald was analogous to a coiled spring, full of potential energy, waiting to be released.” He is assisted by Inspector Williams, a big Devonian, “obstinate as a bulldog,” and later by Detective Inspector Reeves.
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