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The Resource Devil's garden, Ace Atkins

Devil's garden, Ace Atkins

Label
Devil's garden
Title
Devil's garden
Statement of responsibility
Ace Atkins
Title variation
Devils garden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 - crushing 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. But what really happened? Why do so many people at the party seem to have stories that conflict? Why is the prosecution hiding witnesses? Why are there body parts missing from the autopsied corpse? Why is Hearst so determined to see Fatty Arbuckle convicted? In desperation, Arbuckle's defense team hires a Pinkerton agent to do an investigation of his own and, they hope, discover the truth. The agent's name is Dashiell Hammett, and he's the book's narrator. What he discovers will change American legal history - and his own life - forever
Summary
In this noir crime classic about one of the most notorious trials in American history--the 1921 manslaughter case against silent-screen comedy star Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle--Dashiell Hammett ivestigates what really happened at Arbuckle's San Francisco partyand discovers a truth that will change American legal history--and his own life forever
Tone
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.T49
LC item number
D48 2009
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Devil's garden, Ace Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8555588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780399155369
Lccn
2008046361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color maps
Label
Devil's garden, Ace Atkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8555588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
354 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780399155369
Lccn
2008046361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color maps

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