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Galton case

Ross Macdonald

Galton case

by Ross Macdonald

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Published by Bantam Books in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRoss Macdonald.
SeriesA Bantam mystery -- F3231/1
The Physical Object
Pagination[6], 186 p. --
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15440657M

THE GALTON CASE by Millar, Kenneth, writing as "Ross Macdonald." Seller John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB Published Condition A near fine copy, some dustiness to top edge with some light fade to top stain, some light foxing to end papers, light shelf wea. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form. About The Galton Case Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald’s very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family.

'The Galton Case' has a naked narrative intensity that is well-supported by its witty dialogue and California Noir setting. Macdonald is one of those authors who is so spare and bare that it is hard NOT to be impressed by the clean, minimalist architecture of his writing.   The studio will launch a franchise, starting with the novel The Galton Case, which was the eighth book in the series. Warner Bros, Joel Silver .

"'The Galton Case' is a wonderfully devious and poetic look at poverty, greed, murder and identity."--Back cover. Description: pages ; 20 cm. Series Title: . Get this from a library! The Galton case. [Ross Macdonald; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,] -- Private investigator Lew Archer is hired to find Anthony Galton, who disappeared twenty years earlier, taking several thousand dollars of the family fortune and a young pregnant bride with him.


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The Galton Case, published inwas Ross Macdonald's breakthrough book. Its predecessors are craftsmanlike, highly literate, hard-boiled detective stories; The Galton Case and most of its successors are literature that happens to inhabit the detective-story by: 4.

The Galton Case actually shares many genes with its ancestor, The Moving Target, the first Archer book. This one uses the same structure and the same private eye, but the big difference here is that The Galton Case applies James's "lucid reflector" strategy to Archer, yielding something far removed from Chandler's neon-tube metaphors and half-serious gangster slang/5.

The Galton Case, published inwas Ross Macdonald's breakthrough book. Its predecessors are craftsmanlike, highly literate, hard-boiled detective stories; The Galton Case and most of its successors are literature that happens to inhabit the detective-story form/5(92). The Galton Case, published inwas Ross Macdonald's breakthrough book.

Its predecessors are craftsmanlike, highly literate, hard-boiled detective stories; The Galton Case and most of its successors are literature that happens to inhabit the detective-story form. The Galton Case is the cornerstone of the psychological detective novel. The Galton Case is a wonderfully devious and poetic look at poverty, greed, murder and identity.

Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer mysteries rewrote the conventions of the detective novel with their credible, humane hero, and with Macdonald's insight and moral complexity won new literary respectability for the hardboiled genre previously pioneered by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler/5(92).

The Galton Case: A Lew Archer Mystery (Bantam Books Series, Number A) [MacDonald, Ross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Galton Case: A Lew Archer Mystery (Bantam Books Series, Number A)/5(89).

The Galton Case by Ross Macdonald Published by Bantam Books. There's no description for this book by: 4. This problem notwithstanding, The Galton Case is a compelling novel, for Macdonald maintains suspense throughout and paints memorable domestic scenes, not only in the Galton.

Galton first observed the phenomenon in the context of simple linear regression of data points. Galton developed the following model: pellets fall through a quincunx or "bean machine" forming a normal distribution centered directly under their entrance point.

These pellets could then be released down into a second gallery (corresponding to a second measurement occasion).Alma mater: King's College, London, Trinity College. Books and Pamphlets by Francis Galton. All of Galton's major works are available here, usually in facsimile (page image) form, and sometimes in text form, with the original page numbering preserved.

Most of the numerous pamphlets published by Galton are not listed here - see. ‎Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family.

Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a sus /5(28). Galton wrote 9 books and some papers.

They dealt with many diverse subjects, including the use of fingerprints for personal identification, the correlational calculus (a branch of applied statistics)—in both of which Galton was a pioneer— twins, blood transfusions, criminality, the art of travel in undeveloped countries, and meteorology.

Just a quote from Ross MacDonald’s The Galton Case: I’ve finished Mark’s stash of three three-book omnibi, and am a little forlorn I confess. She stood squarely in front of him in a deliberately ugly posture, one hip out, her breasts thrust forward under the.

Overview Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family.4/4(5).

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Galton case by Ross Macdonald,Fontana edition, Paperback in English The Galton case ( edition) | Open LibraryPages:   The Galton Case Octo Octo ~ Frank Hudson This is Parlando Project alternate reader Dave Moore’s birthday month, and so I thought it’d be a good time to interrupt the autumn poetry with his presentation of a short passage from detective novelist Ross MacDonald’s The Galton Case first published in   "The Galton Case" may be the finest version of that story--the most wounding, convincing and saddening.

As a stylist, MacDonald lacks Hammett's laconic grace and Chandler's brilliant flamboyance. Parts of this book can be awkward, while other parts display figurative language of uncommon acuteness and by: 4. Anthony Galton disappeared almost 20 years ago.

Now his aging--and very rich--mother has hired Lew Archer to bring him back. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a suspicious heir, and a con man whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best /5(4).

Galton Case is "one of the best Lew Archer" novels (Barzun & Taylor ). To his biographer Tom Nolan, Galton is particularly important as "the first of Macdonald's mature works books that belong with the best American mystery fiction.

That ambition came across most clearly in The Galton Case, a novel that many consider his most successful. As well as being a gripping whodunit, it's also a. Editions for The Galton Case: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition publi Home My BooksCited by: 4.The Doomsters is a mystery novel by American writer Ross Macdonald, the seventh book in his Lew Archer series.

Plot summary The Galton Case (), as the books where after a decade as a professional novelist he felt most satisfied with his : Ross Macdonald.The Galton Case involves Archer being summoned to help an elderly woman track down her son (Anthony) who has been missing for some twenty years.

It seems that, along with Anthony Galton, a sum of the family fortune also went missing around that same time/5.