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Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins

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Devil's Garden
Ace Atkins


Putnam
April 2009
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Featuring: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle; Dashiell Hammett
368 pages
ISBN: 0399155368
EAN: 9780399155369
Hardcover
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Mystery Hard Boiled | Mystery Historical

From the critically acclaimed, award-nominated author comes a new noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history.

Critics called Ace Atkins’s Wicked City “gripping, superb” (Library Journal), “stunning” (The Tampa Tribune), “terrific” (Associated Press), “riveting” (Kirkus Reviews), “wicked good” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), and “Atkins’ best novel” (The Washington Post). But Devil’s Garden is something else again.

San Francisco, September 1921: Silent-screen comedy star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is throwing a wild party in his suite at the St. Francis Hotel: girls, jazz, bootleg hooch . . . and a dead actress named Virginia Rappe. The D.A. says it was Arbuckle who killed her—crushing her under his weight—and brings him up on manslaughter charges. William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers stir up the public and demand a guilty verdict. But what really happened? Why do so many people at the party seem to have stories that conflict? Why is the prosecution hiding witnesses? Why are there body parts missing from the autopsied corpse? Why is Hearst so determined to see Fatty Arbuckle convicted?

In desperation, Arbuckle’s defense team hires a Pinkerton agent to do an investigation of his own and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent’s name is Dashiell Hammett, and he’s the book’s narrator. What he discovers will change American legal history—and his own life—forever.

“The historical accuracy isn’t what elevates Atkins’ prose to greatness,” said The Tampa Tribune. “It’s his ability to let these characters breathe in a way that few authors could ever imagine. He doesn’t so much write them as unleash them upon the page.” You will not soon forget the extraordinary characters and events in Devil’s Garden.

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Re: Devil's Garden

After reading the excerpt, I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks.
Lorraine
MOML1@COX.NET
(Lorraine Larose 7:53pm April 7, 2009)

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