There was a time when I thought James Crumley would become the greatest writer the mystery genre ever produced, and achieve what Chandler only attained after his death, that is,... Read morePublished on April 10 2002 by Michael Dixon
Ask most of the young crime writers in America who they revere and the name Crumley will fall off almost every tongue. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2002
Here we have a story of bottom dwellers looking into the affairs of folks somehow even lower that they are. Not a pretty sight! But, what an enjoyable one. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2002 by "frnick"
Way back in the 1970s, James Crumley wrote "The Wrong Case" and "The Last Good Kiss," two of the finest detective fiction novels ever released. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2002 by Brian D. Rubendall
Crumley's hero Milo can out drink, drug and fornicate others decades younger. A story too long, with too many names and a "drawing room" conclusion that ends with a not... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2001 by John Bowes
I enjoyed chapters 1-4 as the writing style was similar to Dancing Bear. Crumley did a fine job of aging Milo and exposing his silly vanities, which culminate in the canyon fight... Read morePublished on Dec 12 2001 by Mike Weinshelbaum
This book, The Final Country, is perhaps the best (worst?) example of gratuitous violence and trite dialogue that was ever dreamed up. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
James Crumley always delivers and this is no exception. Falling somewhere between Jim Thompson and James Ellroy, Crumley creates a dark descent into a chaotic hell. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2001 by David E. Hintz