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 Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.
Monday, 7 September 2009
i've heard that 'the last good kiss' by james crumley has the best opening sentence of any detective novel ever. do you agree?
Tricky. As a historian, I hate superlatives, but James Crumley's novels are superlative. The start of The Last Good Kiss is definitely good: