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Crumley, James 1939-2008

Overview
Works: 67 works in 380 publications in 12 languages and 8,189 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  War stories  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PS3553.R78, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Crumley
The final country by James Crumley( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo Milodragovitch, a Texas saloon owner, gets dragged into the hunt for the killer of a drug dealer, a man Milo doesn't especially want to find
The right madness by James Crumley( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last gig almost killed me partner," I said. "I didn't sleep through the night for months ..." CW Sughrue, ex hippie, heavy drinker and recovering gunshot victim thought he knew better than to do any more work for his buddy, Dr Will Mackindrick, but when someone breaks into Mac's office in Montana and copies tapes of confidential psychoanalysis he's convinced it's the work of one of his patients
The last good kiss : a novel by James Crumley( Book )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.W. Sughrue, a Montana private eye, is hired to track down Abraham Trahearne, a failing author, and winds up searching for Betty Sue Flowers, a woman who has been missing for ten years. The trail leads Sughrue -- with Trahearne in tow -- from Haight-Ashbury, where he discovers that Betty Sue had converted her amateur theater experience into a career in pornography, to a former hippie commune in Oregon, to a violent pornographer in Denver, and finally to a haven for lost animals and wayward girls
The Mexican tree duck by James Crumley( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.W. Sughrue is at it again, and this time he's looking for a beautiful, kidnapped woman named Sarita Cisneros Pines. No one can find her -- not her well-connected Republican husband, not the FBI, not even a group of violent guys with South American accents. And when Sughrue starts searching, working his way from Montana to the Mexican border, he comes up empty too
Bordersnakes by James Crumley( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two PIs, a bartender and a cowboy, criss-cross Texas in pursuit of men who did them wrong. One had his savings stolen by a banker, the other survived an assassination attempt. Violence with humor
Dancing bear by James Crumley( Book )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detective Milo Dragovitch spends too much time boozing until he gets caught up in a case involving two-bit criminals and an old lady on the run."--Publisher's description
One to count cadence by James Crumley( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In '62, Sergeant Krummel assumes command of a crew of rebellious, drunken enlistees. Surviving military absurdities only to be shipped to Vietnam, Krummel's band confront their worst fears while losing faith in Americ[a] -- publishier's decription
The wrong case : a novel by James Crumley( Book )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-and-out private investigator finds himself enmeshed in a murder, a heroin ring and a love affair
Sky full of sand : a novel by Rick DeMarinis( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When aging bodybuilder Uriah Walkinghorse runs afoul of the corrupt El Paso elite, he finds himself pursued by narco traficantes, a suburban dominatrix, his ex-wife, tenants of his sleazy apartment building, and bankers. Behind this noir-inflected border tale of a good man in bad trouble lurks a touching meditation on the tenacity of life in the face of all odds"--Page 4 of cover
The muddy fork & other things : short fiction and nonfiction by James Crumley( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six pieces of journalism, eight short stories, and interview, and the first portions of two novels
The last good kiss by James Crumley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection by James Crumley( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 kriminalromaner
The final country by James Crumley( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
The wrong case by James Crumley( Recording )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo once had a thriving divorce-case business in the small town of Meriwether, in the Pacific Northwest. But liberal new divorce laws have driven him to drink, and now he spends the days staring out the window. He's on his third drink of the morning when an attractive young woman walks into his office and asks him to find her brother. It looks like a routine missing-person case, and though it will probably be boring, he takes it in hopes of getting to know her better. But things aren't routine, and Milo finds himself involved in what is most definitely the wrong case
The Mexican tree duck by James Crumley( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.W. Sughrue is at it again, and this time he's looking for Sarita Cisneros Pines. No one can find her -- not her well-connected husband, not the FBI, not even a group of violent guys with South American accents. With a ragged band of Vietnam buddies, a tough-talking female deputy, and an assorted cast of wanderers, lawbreakers, and lost souls, Sughrue is in the middle of a war he can't understand
One to one cadence by James Crumley( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing bear by James Crumley( Recording )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His friends call him Milo. No one has ever called him Bud except his father, long dead -- and now Sarah Weddington. Stirring painful memories, she offers him his first case since he abandoned his private practice and took a job marking time on the night shift for Haliburton Security
Bordersnakes by James Crumley( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Crumley unites his two characters, Milo Milodragovitch and C.W. Sughrue. Someone gut-shot Sughrue and left him to live with his demons. Someone else took Milodragovitch's inheritance, leaving him with an Italian silk suit, a Cadillac El Dorado, and a great thirst for retribution. Now, the two men are off to find a thieving banker and a man who gets his kicks by shooting people. They're headed off to a state called Texas in a state of mind called revenge
The muddy fork : a work in progress by James Crumley( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One to count cadence by James Crumley( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Jacob "Slag" Krummel assumes command of the 721 Communication Security Detatchment, an unsoldierly crew of bored, listless enlistees. Krummel's band has survived military absurdities reminiscent of those in Catch-22, only to be shipped clandestinely to Vietnam. Powerful, scathingly funny and eloquent, this is a triumphant novel about manhood, anger, war, and lies
 
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The right madness
Alternative Names
James Crumley American writer

James Crumley Amerikaans schrijver (1939-2008)

James Crumley amerikansk författare

James Crumley amerikansk skribent

James Crumley scrittore statunitense

James Crumley US-amerikanischer Krimiautor

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The right madnessThe last good kiss : a novelThe Mexican tree duckBordersnakesDancing bearOne to count cadenceThe wrong case : a novelSky full of sand : a novel