- Author:James Crumley
- Publisher:Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (December 12, 1985)
- Pages:288 pages
- Subcategory:Thrillers & Suspense
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James Crumley is a first-rate American write. yrotechnically entertaining, sexy, compassionate. The Wrong Case is in the tradition of the Dashiell Hammett of The Glass Key and does full honor to Hammett.
James Crumley is a first-rate American write. The corrupt town comes alive, the story is powerful, the writing is high calibre. If you like your detective fiction tough and tenacious, you will love James Crumle. o one does it better. the houston chronicle. Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald have been looking for a successor. Now they have him. -the boston phoenix.
Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). The style invites comparisons to Raymond Chandler mostly due to the genre and the fact that Crumley has a certain way of presenting a sentence that is almost lyrical or poetic at times while still never letting the reader lose the sense that what is being read contains some greater secret about the harsh truth of life. 4 people found this helpful.
James Crumley was an American crime writer considered the "patron saint .
James Crumley was an American crime writer considered the "patron saint of the post-Vietnam private eye novel" and a literary. Seventy-nine years ago today in Three Rivers, Texas, James Crumley was born.
James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas, and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. After serving three years in the . Army and completing college degrees in history (BA, Texas College of Arts and Industries) and creative writing (MFA, University of Iowa), he joined the English faculty at the University of Montana at Missoula. He was also a visiting professor at a number of other institutions around the country, including the University of Texas at El Paso, Colorado State University, Reed College, and Carnegie-Mellon
James Crumley's first detective novel isn't quite as good as "The Last Good Kiss," but it is very good indeed.
James Crumley's first detective novel isn't quite as good as "The Last Good Kiss," but it is very good indeed. Detective Milo Milodragovitch's neurotic wistfulness is less engaging than . Sughrue's manic rage and joy, but he can drink just as much and has just as keen an eye for the flaws and foibles of human nature.
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The dust jacket shows wear, please see photo. see photo The book is signed a second time on the title page.
None of the books that Crumley wrote ever became bestsellers, but he had a cult . The Wrong Case (1975) – novel, Milo Milodragovitch series. The James Crumley Papers are housed at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University in San Marcos.
None of the books that Crumley wrote ever became bestsellers, but he had a cult following devoted to his writing and received frequent critical acclaim a compelling study of the gratuitous violence in me. . The Last Good Kiss (1978) – novel, . Dancing Bear (1983) – novel, Milo series.
The Wrong Case Crumley, James Random House (USA) 9780394735580 : An extraordinary detective story from .
The Wrong Case Crumley, James Random House (USA) 9780394735580 : An extraordinary detective story from one of the great American crime fiction authors. Milo once had a thriving. Milo once had a thriving divorce-case business in the small town of in the Pacific Northwest, but because of liberal new divorce laws he has taken to drinking and staring out the window. Hes up to his third drink of the morning when an attractive young woman walks into his office and asks him to find her brother. He takes on what seems a routine missing-person case in hopes of getting to know her better, but finds himself involved in what is most definitely the wrong case.
Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run. His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead, and now Sarah Weddington, stirring painful memoires and offering him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity.
Milo Milodragovitch is a once-successful divorce lawyer, who now prefers to spend his days drinking and staring out the window. That all changes when Helen Duffy walks into his office and asks him to find her missing brother
Milo Milodragovitch is a once-successful divorce lawyer, who now prefers to spend his days drinking and staring out the window. That all changes when Helen Duffy walks into his office and asks him to find her missing brother. Though it's not his usual line of work, Milo agrees to help - he needs the money, and he wants to spend more time with this beautiful woman. But this is far from a routine case, and whispers of a long-past crime haunt Milo's every move. As sweetly profane a poet as American noir could have asked for' Ian Rankin.