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James Arthur Crumley (12 October 1939 – 17 September 2008) was the author of violent hardboiled crime novels and several volumes of short stories and essays, as well as published and unpublished screenplays. He has been described as "one of modern crime writing's best practitioners", who was "a patron saint of the post-Vietnam private eye novel" and a cross between Raymond Chandler and Hunter S. Thompson. His book The Last Good Kiss has been described as "the most influential crime novel of the last 50 years."

Crumley had a cult following, and his work is said to have inspired a generation of crime writers in both the U.S. and the U.K, including Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane and Craig McDonald, as well as writers from other genres such as Neal Stephenson, but he never achieved mainstream success. "Don't know why that is," Crumley said in an interview in 2001, "Other writers like me a lot. But up until about 10 to 12 years ago, I made more money in France and Japan than in America. I guess I just don't fit in anyplace" in the genre book marketplace.

Crumley's first published novel was 1969"s One to Count Cadence, which was set in Vietnam, and which he began as the thesis for his master's degree in creative writing. His novels The Last Good Kiss, The Mexican Tree Duck and The Right Madness feature the character C.W. Sughrue, an alcoholic ex-army officer turned private investigator. The Wrong Case, Dancing Bear and The Final Country feature another p.i., Milo Milodragovitch. In the novel Bordersnakes, Crumley brought both characters together. Crumley said of his two private detectives: "Milo's first impulse is to help you; Sughrue's is to shoot you in the foot."

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Total Books: 69
The Mexican Tree Duck
2016 - The Mexican Tree Duck (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781101971482
ISBN-10: 1101971487
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Bordersnakes
2016 - Bordersnakes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781101971499
ISBN-10: 1101971495
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Final Country
2016 - The Final Country (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781101971505
ISBN-10: 1101971509
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Tout Le Monde Peut Ecrire Une Chanson Triste
2006 - Tout Le Monde Peut Ecrire Une Chanson Triste [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070339365
ISBN-10: 207033936X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Right Madness
2006 - The Right Madness [C. W. Sughrue] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143037309
ISBN-10: 0143037307
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Measures of Poison
2002 - Measures of Poison (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780939767410
ISBN-10: 0939767414
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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La Contre finale
2002 - La Contre Finale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070499359
ISBN-10: 2070499359
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Meurtres et obsessions
2001 - Meurtres Et Obsessions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226121189
ISBN-10: 2226121188
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Le tir aux pigeons
2001 - Le Tir Aux Pigeons (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070499755
ISBN-10: 2070499758
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Les Serpents de la frontire
2000 - Les Serpents De La Frontire (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070412594
ISBN-10: 2070412598
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Le Bandit mexicain et le cochon
1999 - Le Bandit Mexicain Et Le Cochon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070499007
ISBN-10: 2070499006
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La danse de l'ours
1999 - La Danse De L'ours (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070408399
ISBN-10: 2070408396
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Bordersnakes
1997 - Bordersnakes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780446604482
ISBN-10: 0446604488
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Un pour marquer la cadence
1997 - Un Pour Marquer La Cadence (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070401758
ISBN-10: 2070401758
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Bordersnakes
1996 - Bordersnakes [C. W. Sughrue, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780892965731
ISBN-10: 0892965738
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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One to Count Cadence
1994 - One to Count Cadence (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780330324502
ISBN-10: 0330324500
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mexican Tree Duck
1994 - Mexican Tree Duck (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330324519
ISBN-10: 0330324519
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Muddy Fork  Other Things
1991 - Muddy Fork Other Things (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780944439395
ISBN-10: 094443939X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Putes
1990 - Putes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782869303577
ISBN-10: 2869303572
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Whores
1989 - Whores (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780939767175
ISBN-10: 0939767171
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Last Good Kiss
1988 - The Last Good Kiss [C. W. Sughrue, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780394759890
ISBN-10: 0394759893
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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1987 - One to Count Cadence [Vintage Crime/Black Lizard] (Paperback)Paperback
1985 - The Wrong Case [Milo Milodragovitch, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
 
1984 - Dancing Bear [Milo Dragovitch] (Paperback)