Books Like Sleeping Beauty by Ross Macdonald | Suggested Reading

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For similar treatment of the environment a cursory look at almost any the Travis McGee novels by John D. MacDonald or the more contemporary Florida writer Carl Hiaasen will provide some useful comparisons to the Archer stories. In addition, California has provided the original site for the development of the hard-boiled detective novel particularly those of Dashiell Hammett in Northern California and Raymond Chandler in the L.A. region.

An examination of how these two predecessors of Macdonald treated the same environment would yield valuable insights into how the later writer saw the same landscape. Both Walter Mosely and James Ellroy, among others, have also dealt with L. A. and environs in more recent crime novels.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Sleeping Beauty from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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