The Galton Case: A Lew Archer Novel

The Galton Case: A Lew Archer Novel

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by Ross Macdonald
     
 

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Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is… See more details below

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Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.


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Gale Research
The Galton Case "was a watershed book," Joe Gores wrote in the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1983, "the one in which [Macdonald] shook free of the Chandler influence and began to speak in his own unique voice." "It marks," Champlin believed, "a new dimension in the Ross Macdonald body of work."
Anthony Boucher
Exciting, beautifully plotted, and written with taste, perception, and compassion.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307759672
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/23/2011
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
103,082
File size:
2 MB

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