I'm a big fan of Ace's books. He's a nice guy too, so it's easy to
root for his career.
On May 1, 2009, at 5:13 PM, Tapani Bagge wrote:
> I've recently read two very good hard-boiled crime novels, The Wrong
> Case by James Crumley and Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins.
> The Wrong Case is Crumley's first PI novel. It shows some debt to
> Chandler, but to me it seems a fresh and original take on the
> subject. It's almost as good as The Last Good Kiss.
> Has anybody else read anything by Atkins? He's already published
> seven novels, but Devil's Garden is the first one for me. It's focus
> is on Fatty Arbuckle and the infamous Virginia Rappe case, and the
> main character is one Sam Hammett, a Pinkerton man. A strong novel,
> good atmosphere and great characters.
> Tapani Bagge
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