James Crumley (1939-2008) was an American author of hardboiled crime fiction. He’s been described as a cross between Raymond Chandler and Hunter S. Thompson. His novel The Last Good Kiss was referred to as “the most influential crime novel of the last 50 years.” Although praised by his fellow authors, up until about 1990, his books sold more in Japan and France than they did Stateside.

James Crumley made his debut as a published novelist in 1969 with the book One to Count Cadence. Below is a list of James Crumley’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Milo Milodragovitch Books


The Wrong Case(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing Bear(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Country(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of C.W. Sughrue Books


The Last Good Kiss(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mexican Tree Duck(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bordersnakes(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Right Madness(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


One to Count Cadence(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whores(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Muddy Fork and Other Things(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Putt at the End of the World(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Putt at the End of the World also contains contributions from Lee K. Abbott, Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James W. Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O’Brien, Ridley Pearson and Les Standiford.

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