Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald

In Sleeping Beauty, Lew Archer finds himself the confidant of a wealthy, violent family with a load of trouble on their hands--including an oil spill, a missing girl, a lethal dose of Nembutal, a six-figure ransom, and a stranger afloat, face down, off a private beach. Here is Ross Macdonald's masterful tale of buried memories, the consequences of arrogance, and the anguished relations between parents and their children. Riveting, gritty, tautly written, Sleeping Beauty is crime fiction at its best. If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it is Ross Macdonald. Between the late 1940s and his death in 1983, he gave the American crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity that his pre-decessors had only hinted at. And in the character of Lew Archer, Macdonald redefined the private eye as a roving conscience who walks the treacherous frontier between criminal guilt and human sin. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 2029th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 92nd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)

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Sleeping Beauty Paperback 11849154 $0.88
Sleeping Beauty (Lew Archer Novel) Paperback 2432511 $9.95 $0.01
Sleeping Beauty (Lew Archer Novels) CD-ROM 9969130 $18.87 2008
Sleeping Beauty Hardcover 4986066 $0.01
Sleeping Beauty Mass Market Paperback 1351902 $80.42 $0.99 1984
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Sleeping Beauty (Lew Archer Novels (Audio)) Audio CD 7067967 $60.00 $24.99 2008
Sleeping Beauty [Paperback] by Ross MacDonald Paperback 12317544 $3.45
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Sleeping Beauty (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Kindle Edition 238486 $7.99 2010
Sleeping Beauty Paperback 595344 $10.39 $4.79 2000
Sleeping Beauty Hardcover 4820523 $20.00 $1.50 1973
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