The Galton Case

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The Galton Case

A Lew Archer Novel

By Ross MacDonald

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Paperback, 9780679768647, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 1996


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 still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.