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Crumley, James 1939-2008

Overview
Works: 67 works in 422 publications in 12 languages and 8,122 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological 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 )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-night stand with a beautiful woman takes a strange turn for part-time private investigator Milo Milodragovitch when he agrees to help her catch the man who raped and murdered her sister
The last good kiss : a novel by James Crumley( Book )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.W. Sughrue, a Montana private eye, is hired to track down a failing author and winds up searching for Betty Sue Flowers, a woman missing for ten years in Haight-Ashbury
The right madness by James Crumley( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a close friend asks him to help locate a cache of stolen confidential psychoanalysis files, Montana private investigator C. W. Sughrue becomes increasingly baffled as the case's suspects begin dying violently
The Mexican tree duck by James Crumley( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 954 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
Bordersnakes by James Crumley( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 891 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 )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man Milo is tailing goes up in smoke with the yellow Toyota he's driving. Then Milo finds a live grenade wired to the clutch pedal of his rental. All of a sudden Milo is on the run...and before things get straightened out bodies begin piling up all around him
The wrong case : a novel by James Crumley( Book )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milo once had a thriving divorce-case business in the small town of in the Pacific Northwest, but because of liberal new divorce laws he has taken to drinking and staring out the window. He's up to his third drink of the morning when an attractive young woman walks into his office and asks him to find her brother. He takes on what seems a routine missing-person case in hopes of getting to know her better, but finds himself involved in what is most definitely the wrong case. Everyone is a victim, one way or another, of a crime that took place long before the novel begins
One to count cadence by James Crumley( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962, Sergeant Jacob "Slag" Krummel, a scholar by intent but a soldier by training, assumes command of a crew of rebellious, drunken enlistees. Surviving military absurdities only to be shipped to Vietnam, Krummel's platoon confront their worst fears as they finally lose faith in America and its myths
The muddy fork & other things : short fiction and nonfiction by James Crumley( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six pieces of journalism, eight short stories, and interview, and the first portions of two novels
Sky full of sand : a novel by Rick DeMarinis( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 193 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 final country by James Crumley( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
The collection by James Crumley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One to one cadence by James Crumley( Book )

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

The muddy fork : a work in progress by James Crumley( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexican tree duck by James Crumley( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 20 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
Bordersnakes by James Crumley( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 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( Recording )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 19 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. The case seems almost too easy, hardly worth the large fee, just to satisfy this old woman's curiosity. But the pace picks up when Milo finds a cache of drugs, the weapons to defend it with ... and the proprietors. Suddenly Milo is on the run
The wrong case by James Crumley( Recording )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 18 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 last good kiss by James Crumley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montana investigator, C.W. Sughrue, is hired to find a derelict author. His search leads him to the trail of a girl in Haight-Ashbury who has been missing for 10 years. The tense hunt becomes an obsession for Sughrue as he travels through the underbelly of America's sleaziest nightmares
One to count cadence by James Crumley( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 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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James Crumley American writer

James Crumley Amerikaans schrijver (1939-2008)

James Crumley amerikansk författare

James Crumley amerikansk skribent

James Crumley écrivain américain

James Crumley escriptor estatunidenc

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James Crumley US-amerikanischer Krimiautor

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