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Sleeping Beauty (1973)

de Ross Macdonald

Sèrie: Lew Archer (17)

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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.… (més)
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I dunnno, things get complicated and convoluted rather quickly. So, there's a huge oil spill out in the bay and the oil is washing up on shore. Archer sees a young woman, Laurel Russo, trying to save an oil soaked bird. She feels some obligation to the bird because she apparently has some sense of responsibility, in that she's related to the oil tycoon whose sloppy ways led to the oil spill. Archer tries to settle her down. He gives her a ride back to town. They stop at his place. After a bit, the young woman leaves, and a short time later, Archer realizes she's nicked a rather large bottle of sleeping pills. So, he wants to find her so as to keep her from overdosing.

Back on shore, he runs into a body floating in the waves. For some reason, the body might have some relevance. Then too, the young woman, Laurel Russo, is married to a druggist, whose mother was murdered a number of years ago. But perhaps there's a connection because the mother worked for Laurel Russo's folks for a time. We hark back to a naval disaster some 30 or so years previously, that appears to have ties into the oil tycoon's family, and also the dead guy who washed up on the beach. And so on. So much stuff over so many decades, and all interconnected in the end.

It's a pretty interesting yarn, but difficult for old folks like me to follow at times. Still, I'll likely be reading more Macdonald. [3½*] ( )
  lgpiper | Jan 10, 2021 |
La hija de un magnate petrolífero desaparece mientras una colosal marea negra, provocada por un accidente en una plataforma petrolífera de su familia, está arrasando la costa californiana. Lew Archer emprende la investigación, y poco a poco, nos lleva por los extraños vericuetos de la mente humana y, sobre todo, por la compleja red de recuerdos que van conformando las familias. Porque hay, en efecto, personajes trastornados, pero esta es, ante todo, la historia de una familia (de varias familias unidas) y de como el pasado turbio ha venido envenenando las relaciones entre sus miembros y acabará llevando al desastre por mucho dinero que haya de por medio. Como en "El hombre enterrado", la tragedia natural (es un decir, porque queda bien claro que ha sido provocada de algún modo) hace de escenario a la tragedia humana. ( )
  caflores | Aug 14, 2017 |
Ross Macdonald's [Sleeping Beauty], published in 1973, is one in a series of novels featuring private investigator Lew Archer. Though re-read for me, it unfolded as an all-new story; CRS, I blame. It was pretty good, with a convoluted plot and many seemingly unrelated characters, all wrapped up by page 245, the final page.

Archer is walking along a beach south of L.A., looking at the damage being done by oil flowing from an off-shore drilling platform. The well casing blew out, and efforts to stop the flow aren't succeeding. He sees a young woman clutching an oil-soaked grebe walk by and, after a brief conversation with her, he observes to her that most such victims don't survive. She storms off. Short time later, he sees her grieving over the now-dead bird. At her request, he drives her to his apartment so she can call her husband to ask him to pick her up. Post-call, Laurel (for that's her name) tell Archer he husband won't come for it. She uses the bathroom, and storms out of the apartment. Then Archer realizes the medicine cabinet is open and a bottle of prescription sleeping pills are gone. Unsettled by what she might do with the pills, he begins a search for her.

Til all is said and done, Archer has coaxed buried secrets from the families of both Laurel and her husband. The relations between husbands and wives, between parents and children: all toxic. Of course, they all tie together. Neatly. Even with a surprise culprit. As do all good crime novels, it's got a motor that won't be shut down, that keeps the pages turning. Yes. I liked it.
  weird_O | Jun 9, 2017 |
perfect at what it is. good fun. audio book. ( )
  idiotgirl | Dec 25, 2015 |
This is my 4th Ross MacDonald read in a row. I've been having a good time with his Lew Archer PI. This one was published in 1973 and has a news-worthy contemporary feel. That's because the patriarch of the troubled family is the head of a California oil company, a company that has had an oil spill off the coast. With this as the backdrop, his daughter gets kidnapped, or does she? Lew Archer will try to find her, while the case mushrooms into three murders. ( )
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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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