The Wrong Case

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The Wrong Case by James Crumley
Paperback $15.00

Dec 12, 1985 | 288 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    Dec 12, 1985 | 288 Pages


“Crumley is a vivid writer. He makes Milo much more vulnerable, more involved in this sordid case than Hammett or Chandler would have done. It is this kind of style that imprints itself on the reader’s memory. . . . An exceptionally good example of the private-eye novel. Crumely writes about damaged people seen through a haze of jaded romanticism.” –Newsweek

“An excellent example of new variations within an old genre. Crumley’s story is a strong one, and the revelations continue until the last page.” –Texas Monthly

The Wrong Case is in the tradition of the Dashiell Hammett of The Glass Key and does full honor to Hammett. The story is powerful, the writing is high calibre.” –Stanley Elkin

“A very good study in fatalism and self-destruction.” –Hartford Courant

“If you like your detective fiction tough and tenacious, you will love James Crumley. . . . No one does it better.” –Houston Chronicle

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