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Devil\'s Garden

Devil's Garden

(2009)
A novel by

 
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.

'The historical accuracy isn't what elevates Atkins' prose to greatness,' said The Tampa Tribune. 'It's his ability to let these characters breathe in a way that few authors could ever imagine. He doesn't so much write them as unleash them upon the page.' You will not soon forget the extraordinary characters and events in Devil's Garden.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 0-399-15536-8 / 978-0-399-15536-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 0-425-23266-2 / 978-0-425-23266-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-5012-8502-5 / 978-1-5012-8502-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-5001-4 / 978-1-4233-5001-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-4994-6 / 978-1-4233-4994-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-4995-4 / 978-1-4233-4995-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-4996-2 / 978-1-4233-4996-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-4993-8 / 978-1-4233-4993-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-5000-6 / 978-1-4233-5000-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
ISBN: 1-4233-4997-0 / 978-1-4233-4997-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Devil's Garden
Author(s): Ace Atkins
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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