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Mystery – October 12

“When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonora, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.”

James Crumley, born this date in 1939.

Writing prompt: Write an opening line to top that one.

2 Responses to “Mystery – October 12”

  1. Skip Johnson says:

    What did you think of that novel?

  2. dbschlosser says:

    I liked it and think Crumley is an underappreciated talent. I’ve been reading quite a bit of his other stuff and really appreciate his ability to make dialogue do so many different things. I have heard that his Milo Milodragovitch books (The Wrong Case, Dancing Bear and The Final Country) are getting a TV series based on the character.

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