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Devil's Garden by Ace Atkins
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Jun 13, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

I am an Ace Atkins fan. This accounting of the Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle case and first trial, as told by Sam (Dashiell) Hammett, who was, at the time, a Pinkerton Detective involved in the defense, and William R. Hearst's involvement with the death and it's consequences was absolutely fascinating. Who knew that "celebrities" were as tacky in the late teens and early 20's as they are reported to be now?

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