Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


In Sleeping Beauty, Lew Archer reveals himself the confidant of a
wealthy, violent kinfolk with a load of hassle on their hands--including an oil spill, a lacking lady, a deadly dose of Nembutal, a six-figure ransom, and a stranger afloat, face down, off a personal seashore. here's Ross Macdonald's masterful story of buried thoughts, the results of vanity, and the anguished kin among mom and dad and their youngsters. Riveting, gritty, tautly written, Sleeping Beauty is crime fiction at its best.

If any author may be stated to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it's Ross Macdonald. among the past due Forties and his demise in 1983, he gave the yank crime novel a mental intensity and ethical complexity that his pre-decessors had in basic terms hinted at. And within the personality of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the non-public eye as a roving sense of right and wrong who walks the treacherous frontier among legal guilt and human sin.

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