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Sleeping Beauty

Macdonald, Ross

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ISBN 10: 0002317753 / ISBN 13: 9780002317757
Editorial: Collins, 1973
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crime Fiction; ISBN: 0002317753. ISBN/EAN: 9780002317757. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24776. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. N° de ref. de la librería 24776

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Título: Sleeping Beauty

Editorial: Collins

Año de publicación: 1973

Encuadernación: Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

Hard-boiled detective Lew Archer is moving through the Southern California underbelly in a plot whose twists and turns include an offshore oil slick, a $100,000 ransom note, a lethal dose of Nembutal, and the deadly lifestyle of a wealthy and violent family. Macdonald's writing offers taut psychological intensity rather than graphic violence, and this new audio production captures its dark, gritty tone. Performance includes a 34-person cast. 6 cassettes.

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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.

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