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The Last Good Kiss (Paperback)

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What Sam Pekinpah and Hunter S Thompson did with their medium in the Seventies, so did James Crumley with the PI novel. His masterpiece introduced his Montana detective CW Suhgrue, looked at the modern west, post Vietnam and Watergate America, and delivered one of the most quoted opening lines in crime fiction.

— Scott


Tough, hard-boiled, and brilliantly suspenseful, The Last Good Kiss is an unforgettable detective story starring C. W. Sughrue, a Montana investigator who kills time by working at a topless bar. Hired to track down a derelict author, he ends up on the trail of a girl missing in Haight-Ashbury for a decade. The tense hunt becomes obsessive as Sughrue takes a haunting journey through the underbelly of America's sleaziest nightmares.

About the Author

James Crumley is the author of eleven novels, including one of the most critically acclaimed detective novels, "The Last Good Kiss. The Mexican Tree Duck" won the Dashiell Hammett Award for Best Literary Crime Novel from the International Association of Crime Writers.

Praise For…

"The last good mystery." —Rolling Stone

"James Crumley is a first-rate American writer.... pyrotechnically entertaining, sexy, compassionate." —The Village Voice

"What Raymond chandler did for the Los Angeles of the Thirties, James Crumley does for the roadside West of today." —Harper's

Product Details
ISBN: 9780394759890
ISBN-10: 0394759893
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: November 5th, 1988
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries