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Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. Ross Macdonald's masterful tale leads his investigator into a load of trouble involving ransom, a lethal dose of Nembutal, the death of a stranger found floating off shore, and three generations of the imposing Lennox family, whose offshore oil platform caused the spill.

The young Lennox heiress - glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach, clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms - has disappeared, and while on her trail, Archer finds himself journeying into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity.

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©1973 Ross Macdonald (P)1997 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 11-10-17

Solid prose from Chandler and Hammett's succesor

Good and effortless narrative, using th E hardboiled framework to depict broken dreams and lives of characters without control. even the protagonist is not fully empowered. Not predictable at all with its various twists and revelations