The Galton Case

The Galton Case

eBook - 1996
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996
ISBN: 9780307759672
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (210 pages)

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Jan 24, 2017

Prior to the "Galton Case," Ross MacDonald's Lew Archer novels were very much like good Raymond Chandler. WIth "Galton Case" and all later Archer novels, there is much more attention paid to the psychology of the characters, and the wounds from our youth that never fully go away.
In this book, MacDonald (Kenneth Millar) mines his own experience as a child brought up by relatives and abandoned by his parents, which makes for a richer, if, at times, more painful reading experience.

May 21, 2015

I would agree with the New York Times' assessment of Ross Macdonald's writing: "The American private eye, immortalized by Hammett, refined by Chandler, brought to its zenith by Macdonald."

"The Galton Case" has many surprising twists and turns. I would rate this novel at 4.75 stars.


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