Re: RARA-AVIS: Crumley and Atkins

From: Fred Willard (
Date: 01 May 2009

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    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:

    > Hi,
    > 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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