From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 19 May 2002

--- Bleeker Books <> wrote:
> I thought it was not bad, pretty good really, but
> not as good as I'd been
> hoping. I'd only read THE WRONG CASE and THE LAST
> GOOD KISS by Crumley
> before, and there are grotesque characters in those,
> but they seemed
> natural, not forced. In this book I thought he was
> reaching a little. And
> I didn't think it had the emotional depth his
> earlier works had. Still,
> better and more original than most of what gets
> published these days.
> Graham

Thanks for the insight. And I totally agree with your remark about Crumley's originality! I think you should try also THE MEXICAN TREE DUCK by Crumley, a little bit offbeat but an excellent novel.

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

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