New York: [Published by Knopf in 1973], 1973.
1st Edition. Signed by Author. Ross Macdonald's carbon typescript for the novel marked as "Copy 3 - My Master Copy" on the tile page in his hand. 332 pages housed mostly in individual plastic sheets as was Macdonald's custom. Holograph notes, corrections, emendations throughout. ".the finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." - NY Times. "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." "Ross Macdonald remains the grandmaster, taking the crime novel to new heights by imbuing it with psychological resonance, complexity of story, and rich ness of style that remain awe inspiring. Those of us in his wake owe him a debt that can never be paid." Jonathan Kellerman.
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