Devil's Garden (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
20 Reviews
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- crushed 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.

In desperation, Arbuckle's defense team hires an operative from the famed Pinkerton detective agency to investigate and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent's name is Dashiell Hammett... and what he discovers will change American legal history-and his own life- forever


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User Review  - False Millennium - Goodreads

I couldn't put it down. Dashiell Hammett in his private detective days...on the case of Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Hollywood debauchery? It was wonderful. Paired with a sickly man responsible for a new ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Van den nieuwendijk - Goodreads

Good mystery crime, based on true events. Writing is a bit confusing. Based on the live of Dasiell Hammett. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ace Atkins is the author of White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, and four Nick Travers novels. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.

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