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Devil's Garden

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Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins
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Mar 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780425232668

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Praise for Devil’s Garden

“A remarkable book that succeeds on every level. As a riveting detective story, it is great entertainment. As a historical novel, it transports the reader. Atkins’ prose, at once muscular and lyrical, is good from the first sentence to the last. He has solidified his place alongside Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos as one of our most important literary crime novelists.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“With enviable ease, Atkins brings to life Hammett, Arbuckle, William Randolph Hearst and other real figures of the period. Those familiar with the historical case will be impressed by how well the book meshes fact and fiction. Genre fans who enjoy the grim realism of James Ellroy’s post-WWII Los Angeles will find a lot to like in Atkins’s Prohibition-era San Francisco.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Atkins artfully recreates California in the 1920s….An utterly engrossing mystery in which the getting there is as satisfying, if not more so, than the reveal.”—Historical Novel Society

“Atkins doesn’t just throw real-life facts into his novel; he skillfully weaves them into a suspense-laden story that serves as a look at the early film industry, an homage to Hammett and his Maltese Falcon, and a valentine to San Francisco of the 1920s. Even if Devil’s Garden has the reader racing to the Web to learn about the real case, Atkins’ gritty take on the era is riveting.”—The Baltimore Sun

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