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  • Published: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540682
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256


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'Crumley is the singular reason that a lot of today's forty-something writers headed straight into crime fiction' Laura Lippman

‘Crumley in scintillating form: an anarchic, savagely violent and brilliantly written lament for a vanishing past’ Evening Standard

James Crumley is the king of hard-boiled noir, credited with inspiring the next generation of crime writers – including Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly – and best known for his two private detectives, Milo Milodragovitch and C. W. Sughrue. He brought them together for one wild, pulse-pounding ride. This is that story.

Someone shot Sughrue and left him for dead, and someone stole Milo’s $3million inheritance. And they’re not the kind of men to let it go. They’ve joined forces in El Paso and they’re set for a wild ride across America. They’re out for revenge…

‘No one in American crime fiction writes sharper, more authentic dialogue, nor more exciting action, nor, beneath the tough façade, has a greater feel for the values and mores that really matter’ The Times

  • Pub date: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540682
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

James Crumley

James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. He served three years in the US Army before teaching at University of Texas at El Paso, University of Montana and University of Arkansas. He passed away in 2008.

His private eye novels featuring Milo Milodragovitch and C. W. Sughrue are regarded as masterpieces of contemporary crime fiction, praised by Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin and George Pelecanos. He was awarded the Dashiell Hammett Award for Best Literary Crime Novel and the CWA Silver Dagger Award.

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Praise for Bordersnakes

“Wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous and obscene”

New York Times Book Review

“A cocaine-fuelled enterprise which proves absolutely that Crumley's Texas...is the place to be”


“Crumley writes like an angel on speed... Indispensable”

Time Out

“Blistering, breakneck narrative shared by Crumley's two great private eyes... Heartstopping stuff, fuelled by drugs, booze and willing women in which violent action is actually the coverall for high romance... Reprehensible and irresistible. The ultimate adventure'”

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