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The Galton Case

by Ross Macdonald

"A model of intelligently engineered excitement." -- The New Yorker

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 waiting to kill for them. Deliciously devious, tersely poetic, The Galton Case displays Ross Macdonald at the pinnacle of his form.

"One of his best... The Macdonald depth of understanding and dispassionate charity come out well, and the story... is richly plotted." --San Francisco Chronicle

If any writer can be said to have inherited the mantle of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, it was 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 predecessors 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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Format: Paperback
242 Pages
First Published: 1959

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